The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today announced the 15-man squad for the only warm-up game against New Zealand XI at Cobham Oval in Whangarei on 22 December and the first ODI of the three-match series against New Zealand at Christchurch on 26 December. Leg-spinning all-rounder Tanbir Hayder, paceman Shubashis Roy and off spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz are the uncapped members of the team.
Chairman of BCB National Selection Panel Minhazul Abedin said: “We have kept the backbone of a settled squad that has been very successful over the last two years. But at the same time it is also important to get players in who we believe have plenty of potential to perform at the highest level. Tanbir has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket and gives a different dimension to our attack as he is a genuine leg-spinner. He has also impressed the coaching team during the camp in Australia.”
“Shubashis hits the deck and can extract bounce and movement off the wicket. He can be quite a handful in the conditions in New Zealand.”
“Miraz hasn’t played ODIs yet but has all the makings of a very useful limited overs all-rounder. We have reasons to believe that he has the ability to serve Bangladesh in all formats and is one for the future.”