Test Cricket Tours - Bangladesh to Zimbabwe 2012-13
Tour of Zimbabwe 2012-13Captain : Mushfiqur Rahim
Bangladesh’s twentieth Test tour.
(April - May 2013)
Fourth Test-playing tour of Zimbabwe by Bangladesh
(previous tour 2011)
The tour had to be re-scheduled from August 2012 because of ground work to be done at the Harare Sports Club and Queens Club, where the matches would be played.
Only international matches were on the itinerary. The Bangladesh Board declined a warm-up match offer ahead of their two-Test series against Zimbabwe, although previously Bangladesh complained on the 2011 tour that they had not been given enough time to attune to local conditions before the Tests.Bangladesh then had to cancel their official training session owing to a general strike in Bangladesh but five days of training were arranged in Harare ahead of the first Test.
Middle-order batsmenJahurul Islam Aumi, Mominul Haque Showrab, Mohammad Ashraful
Wicket-keeper/batsman: Mushfiqur Rahim
All-rounder:Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib al Hasan
Slow bowlers:Enamul Haque jnr, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi
Fast bowlers: Robiul Islam Shiplu, Rubel Hossain, Sajidul Islam, Shahadat Hossain Rajib.
Enamul Haque jr
Shakib al Hasan
(National Cricket League)
D – Dhaka (2)
DM-Dhaka Metropolis (3)
Average age ofteam at time of first Test match
(17 April 2013):
25 yrs 1 month.
ODI T20 member of theone-day/Twenty20 squads.
⋄players with national contracts 2012-13
Test Appearances made before the tour
Mohammad Ashraful 59,Shahadat Hossain 35,Mushfiqur Rahim 32,Shakibal Hasan 28,Tamim Iqbal 27,Shahriar Nafees 23,Mahmudullah 16,Rubel Hossain 15,Enamul Haque jnr 14,Nasir Hossain 8, Jahurul Islam 5,Robiul Islam 4,Sohag Gazi 4,Mominul Haque 2,Saidul Islam 2.
On 15 January the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s ad-hoc executive extended the captaincy ofMushfiqur and vice-captaincy of Mahmudullah for the forthcoming tours of Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
Unavailable: Anamul Haque ⋄ (college exams); Mashrafe Bin Mortaza ⋄(heel injury); Nazmul Hossain ⋄(injured knee in training) and Abul Hasan Raju ⋄ (side strain);
Tour Party Announced : Friday 5 April 2013.
Not selected:Imrul Kayes, Nazimuddin, Shuvagoto Hom Chowdhury (who had all just lost their central contracts) and ⋄Elias Sunny.
Withdrawal:⋄Shafiul Islam (injured until ODI series).
(⋄players with national contracts)
Limited-overs party announced : 24 April 2013.
Not selected:Marshal Ayub,Taskin Ahmed.
Withdrawal:Mashrafe Mortaza was ruled out of the ODI series because of a fat pad contusion on his left heel.
Time between selection and departure from Bangladesh
(5 April -10 April)
A two-day official practice camp together before the Zimbabwe tour had to be called off for safety considerations due to the prevailing conditions in the country.
The Bangladesh cricket team flew to Zimbabwe on the evening of Wednesday 10 April.The team had a stop-over in Dubai and reached the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on April 11 then having five days to acclimatise to African conditions.
Time spent in Zimbabwe
(11 April- 12 May)
Shafiul Islam and Ziaur Rahman flew to Harare on Sunday night 21 April as cover for Rubel Hussain (shoulder strain) and Shahadat Hossain (knee injury).
Zimbabwe XI (3-day)
LOST 355 r
WON 143 r
Won 121 r
Lost 6 w
Lost 7 w
Lost 6 r
Won 34 r
⊕(T20)Twenty 20 international
� not first-class
Time spent in Zimbabwe before First Test:
(11 April - 17 April)
Test appearances on tour
2-Jaharul Islam,Mohammad Ashraful,Mushfiqur Rahim,Nasir Hossain,Robiul Islam,Shakib Al Hasan, Sohag Gazi.
Shahadat Hossain (who had a knee injury), Shahriar Nafees and Enamul Haque Jr left Harare for Dhaka on Saturday evening 27 April 2013. Rubel Hossain contracted chicken pox, and had to withdraw from the limited-overs part of the tour. He could not be sent home because the disease is contagious but travelled back a week later.
Departure from Harare was on 12 May, and on arrival at Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport on 14 May Mushfiqur hinted that he would reconsider his resignation from the captaincy
Three players - Tamim Iqbal, Nasir Hossain and Shafiul Islam – were not with the returning team. Tamim Iqbal remained in Dubai, while Nasir and Shafiul went to South Africa for medical treatment.
Time away from Bangladesh
(10 April to14 May 2013)
Before Bangladesh’s next Test tour overseas, there was a complete overhaul of the coaching staff. In May 2014 Chandika Hathurusinghe replaced Shane Jurgensen who left the post 14 months into his two-year contract.
Trainer David Dwyer and batting /fielding coach Corey Richards also stood down