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Tigers select their squad

Bangladesh name 14-man party for ODIs tri-nation tournament

Rubel: In the running to start

Rookie paceman Rubel Hossain is in line to make his international debut in Bangladesh's tri-nation tournament with Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

The 19-year-old seamer has been named in the 14-man squad for the One-Day International competition, which runs from January 10 to 16.

Left-arm spinner Enamul Haque Jnr is also included after an absence of three years from the one-day scene.

Medium fast bowler Nazmul Hossain and all-rounder Mahmud Ullah will expect to force themselves into the reckoning for the opening match for the hosts against Zimbabwe in Muripur on Saturday as well.

Off-spinning all-rounder Naeem Islam has also been deemed fit enough for selection, but Test batsmen Imrul Kayes, Rajin Saleh and bowlers Shahadat Hossain and Sajedul Islam have all been omitted.

Bangladesh squad: Mohammad Ashraful (captain), Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddique, Roqibul Hassan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehrab Hossain Jnr, Naeem Islam, Mahmud Ullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahbubul Alam, Nazmul Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Enamul Haque Jnr