Tamim ruled out of New Zealand series

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 00:04 AM IST

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: Masrafee Mortaza (captain), Shakib Al Hasan (vice captain), Shahriar Nafees, Imrul Kayes, Zunaed Siddique, Roqibul Hassan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Jahirul Islam, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Sohrawordhi.

Bureau Report