DHAKA, June 4, 2007 (AFP) – Bangladesh’s cricket selectors on Monday recalled left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak and teenage wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim for an upcoming three-Test series in Sri Lanka. Razzak, who played his only Test against Australia in 2006, returned to the squad after his impressive performances in one-day cricket, chief selector Faruq Ahmed said.
“Razzak had a very good World Cup. He is ninth in the one-day rankings. So naturally, we thought he should be given chances in the longer version of the game,” he said.
Razzak, 24, replaced out-of-form spinner Enamul Haque.
Rahim, 18, was also named in the squad which will leave for Sri Lanka on June 17 for the Test and one-day series. He was in place of middle-order batsman Tushar Imran.
“We selected Rahim because of his all-round abilities. He is a stand-by wicket-keeper and a good middle-order batsman. He has already played two Tests as a batsman,” said Ahmed.
The opening Test begins in Colombo on June 25.
The selectors also included Habibul Bashar, who lost his Test captaincy to Mohammad Ashraful on Saturday.
Tamim Iqbal, Aftab Ahmed, Tushar Imran, Farhad Reza and all-rounder Mahmudullah Riad found a place i