Bangladesh call up Miraz, Subashis, Tanveer for first New Zealand ODI

Dhaka, Dec 21 (IANS) Having burst onto the scene with a captivating show in the Test series against England, teenage off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz has forced his way into the Bangladesh squad for the first One-Day International (ODI) of their New Zealand tour.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday also named pacer Subashis Roy and leg spinner allrounder Tanveer Haider as the new faces among Bangladesh’s ranks, reports bdnews24.com.

Selectors recalled maverick left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman after he missed out the Tigers’ last two outings through injury.

Paceman Rubel Hossain was also included in the 15-strong line-up.

Bangladesh will play a three-match ODI series against the hosts beginning on December 26, marking their first overseas series in about two years.

The team will also play a warm-up game on Thursday.

The first ODI squad:

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (vice captain), Mosaddek Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Subashis Roy, Tanveer Haider.

–IANS

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