Teams announced for the practice match

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the twelve men Bangladesh Red and Bangladesh Green team for the preparation match.

Bangladesh cricketers during practice sessionThe preparation matches will be played from 3rd to 5th September at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna. Keeping in mind about the October’s New Zealand trip, the three-day preparation match was created. [Watch Video Clip: Most funniest catch ever by Shakib Al Hasan]

The vise-captain of national team, Mahmudullah Riyad, will lead the Bangladesh Red team. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will also be playing in his team. The Green team will be led by the national team captain, Mushfiqur Rahim.

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All the regular national team players will be playing in the match, except for Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal who returned to the country after playing in the Caribbean Premier League.

The Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League is scheduled to start from 10th September.  Thus, the selectors want to take a test of the cricketers in advance.

New Zealand will visit Bangladesh in October to play two test matches, three ODI’s and one twenty-20.

Bangladesh Red: Mahmudullah Riyad (Captain), Soumya Sarker, Jahurul Islam, Marshall Ayub, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Shamsur Rahman, Masrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Muktar Ali, Shafiul Islam, Sajedul Islam

Bangladesh Green: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Shahriar Nafees, Anamul Haque, Mominul Hoque, Rokibul Hasan,  Mehrab Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Shohag Gazi, Enamul Haque, Robiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain