Bangladesh name one-day squad to tour New Zealand

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DHAKA, Nov 26 (Reuters) Bangladesh have axed opener Shahriar Nafees to accommodate Junaid Siddiqui in a 15-man one-day squad to tour New Zealand from next month.

Bangladesh will play three one-day internationals and two tests during the December-January tour. The test squad will be announced later, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said today.

Left-hand batsman Siddiqui was named 'man of the match' in a Twenty20 World Cup game against Pakistan in South Africa in September.

Spinner Mahmudullah was also dropped and was replaced by pace bowler Nazmul Hossain, recalled after a long absence.

Itinerary December 26: First one-dayer (D/N), Eden Park, Auckland December 28: Second one-dayer, McLean Park, Napier December 31: Third one-dayer, Queenstown Events Centre January 4-8: First Test, University Oval, Dunedin January 12-16: Second test, Basin Reserve, Wellington.

Squad: Mohammad Ashraful (captain), Mashrafe Mortaza, Javed Omar, Tushar Imran, Abdur Razzak, Saqibul Hasan, Syed Rasel, Aftab Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shahadat Hossain, Junaid Siddiqui, Farhad Reza, Mehrab Hossain jnr, Tamim Iqbal, Nazmul Hossain.

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