DHAKA - Bangladesh have named uncapped legspinner Jubair Hossain in their 14-man squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe this month and have recalled Shahadat Hossain and Marshall Ayub. "With Sohag Gazi not available due to suspension we felt we needed a bit of variation in our bowling and that is why Jubair is in the squad," chairman of BCB's national selection panel Faruque Ahmed said. "He is a bright young prospect and if he is to play then it is always good to start at home. He has the talent in a difficult art and gives the side an interesting option despite his inexperience.

"The spin-bowling department is always important on our pitches and apart from the legspinner we have two specialist left-arm spinners and the offbreaks of Shuvagata [Hom] and Mahmudullah. Shahadat adds valuable experience and we have been impressed by the work he has put in on his fitness and bowling during the last few months. He looks motivated and hungry. Nasir Hossain has missed out due to a combination of lack of form and consistency. I am sure he will be back but we still have depth in batting."

SQUAD: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal (vice-captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Hoque, Rubel Hossain, Shuvagata Hom, Mahmudullah, Shafiul Islam, Jubair Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Marshall Ayub, Al-Amin Hossain, Taijul Islam.