Tigers call up Rabbi, Al-Amin for Zim ODIs


The uncapped fast bowler, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, and seamer Al-Amin Hossain have been selected in Bangladesh's 14-member squad for the first two ODIs against Zimbabwe later this month.

The Tigers will hosts the African side in three ODIs and two T20s after the Zimbabweans agreed to tour the Asian country after Australia cancelled their Test tour for security reasons.

The 23 year-old Rabbi has been selected for his good form in List A matches for his domestic side, Victoria Sporting Club, last season, taking 25 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 25.33.

Al-Amin's last ODI was almost year ago, also against Zimbabwe, after he was sent home from the squad for breaking team curfew.

The paceman, Rubel Hossain, has been ruled out through injury while the squad will be captained by seamer Mashrafe Mortaza.

Squad for the first two ODIs: Mashrafe Mortaza(capt), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Jubair Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi