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14-Sep-2010 02:06:00 GMT
New Zealand in Bangladesh, 2010

Tamim Iqbal Ruled Out of New Zealand Series

Dhaka: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal was ruled out of next month's one-day series against New Zealand after undergoing wrist surgery, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Monday.

Left-handed opener Shahriar Nafees returned to the one-day squad after two years out for the five-match series.

"Tamim underwent successful surgery to remove bone fragments from the base of his left third metacarpal in Melbourne, Australia on Monday afternoon," the BCB said in a statement.

Veteran batsman and former captain Mohammad Ashraful was omitted from the squad for the series beginning on Oct. 5.

New Zealand are scheduled to play five one-dayers against their hosts, all at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Shakib Al Hasan (vice-capt), Shahriar Nafees, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Raqibul Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Jahurul Islam, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Suhrawadi Shuvo

On stand-by: Mohammad Ashraful, Nazimuddin, Nazmul Hossain, Dolar Mahmud, Shuvogoto Hom


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