Bangladeshi cricket selectors chose an uncapped left-handed batsman, as they announced on Thursday a 15-member squad for the next month's tour of Zimbabwe.
Twenty-year-old Tamim Iqbal, who recently scored 188 in a limited over match in domestic cricket, will play in third place, chief selector Faruk Ahmed told reporters at a news conference in the nation's capital, Dhaka.
Bangladesh will leave for the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Jan. 31 to play four limited overs internationals, starting on Feb. 4.
The selectors, however, axed long-serving wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud for his thumb injury. Mushfiqur Rahim will replace Mashud.
In the latest meeting in December, Bangladesh thrashed Zimbabwe and clinched 5-0 limited-overs series in the South Asian nation.
Zimbabwe currently ranks one place below Bangladesh at number 10 in the ICC limited-overs internationals rankings.
Bangladesh Squad: Habibul Bashar, Shahriar Nafees, Mehrab Hossain, Aftab Ahmed, Mohammad Ashraful, Mohammad Rafique, Sakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Sharif, Mashrafee Bin Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Taposh Baisya, Tamim Iqbal, Shahadat Hossain, Tushar Imran.