Debutants Bangladesh have named a strong side for the Hong Kong Sixes in an effort to make a lasting impression on organisers who have placed their faith in them. Five of the seven-man squad played in the recent Asia Cup finals in Colombo. They are all tried and tested under pressurised conditions, which will be the norm at the September 27-28 tournament at the Hong Kong Stadium. Bangladesh were invited to the New T&T/Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sixes after organisers decided not to invite New Zealand, because they could not send a top-level side owing to a Test series with Zimbabwe. Bangladesh will be led by Mohammad Akram Khan, who captained the team to victory at the last ICC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur. The portly Khan has led Bangladesh since 1995. The batsmen to watch out for are right-handers Aminul Islam and Athar Ali Khan, both of whom played key parts in their country's being awarded one-day international status by the ICC this year. Aminul Islam is the vice-captain of the national side. He has played 13 one-dayers, with a highest score of 41, against Australia. Athar, 35, is the most experienced player in the team. He has played 10 one-dayers and caught the eye in Colombo in August, when he hit an accomplished, unbeaten 78 against world champions Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup. Left-arm orthodox spinner Mohammed Rafique will be the bowler to be wary of. A former medium pacer who took up spin later in his career, he was the most successful wicket taker at the last ICC Trophy. Bangladesh will also blood two relative youngsters in Imran Hamid and Mohammad Atiar Rahman. SQUAD Mohammad Akram Khan (captain), Aminul Islam, Athar Ali Khan, Mohammed Rafique, Mafizur Rahman, Imran Hamid, Mohammed Atiar Rahman.