Khulna: Bangladesh have called up uncapped middle-order batsman Mominul Haque to replace injured Shakib Al Hasan for the first two one-day internationals against West Indies.
Allrounder Shakib has been ruled out of the matches with a shin injury. "There is no suitable allrounder at the moment, so we were in a dilemma whether to pick a bowler or a batsman," said chief selector Akram Khan on Wednesday. "At the end of the day we went for Mominul because team management preferred a batsman. We have some part-time bowlers, hopefully they will complete Shakib's job as a bowler."
The first two one-dayers of the five-match series will be held in Khulna on November 30 and Dec 2.
Shakib has been ruled out of the first two one-day internationals against West Indies with a shin injury.