The biggest question throughout the Bangladesh cricket fraternity at present is who will succeed Tamim Iqbal as ODI captain after he stepped down on account of injury points.
By the appears of it, Shakib Al Hasan is in pole place to take up the reins of the facet for the ODI World Cup in India, with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan on Saturday saying that appointing Shakib is the “greatest various”.
Coach Chandika Hathurusingha is slated to return to the nation on August eighth nevertheless, in line with a Bangladesh Cricket Board official, the workforce for the Asia Cup would possibly very properly be sorted and launched sooner than the Sri Lankan arrives. Nevertheless first, the workforce administration would title the captain of the facet sooner than the squad is given by the selectors.
Shakib held the ODI captaincy beforehand from 2009 till 2011, profitable 22 matches out of 47. He would moreover captain the facet particularly video video games in 2015 and 2017. The final report of 23 wins beneath Shakib sees him correct behind Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (50) and Habibul Bashar (29) throughout the standings for in all probability essentially the most video games received as Bangladesh captain.
All-rounder tipped as Bangladesh Cricket Board 50-over captain
Already the Examine and T20I captain, it couldn’t be surprising to see the all-rounder moreover made captain for the 50-over format. Within the meantime, Liton Das, who moreover captained Bangladesh in 5 ODI matches, profitable three which contains the 2-1 sequence conquer India at home closing yr, might be throughout the working.
From the current crop of players, veteran Mushfiqur Rahim is one different who has captained the facet in 37 video video games to win 11. With big experience in his facet, he is also unwilling to sort out the place. Naturally, Liton was set to step in as skipper nevertheless the cricket board needs a long-term decision.
“We have now not talked about captaincy however. We have now now to take a break and provides it some thought after taking some time. As I’ve talked about earlier, if it was one sequence, we’d have gone with the vice-captain nevertheless now we now have to contemplate the long term,” Nazmul instructed reporters on Saturday whereas attending a program to commemorate Sheikh Kamal’s 74th begin anniversary.
The BCB president, nonetheless, was cautious of suggesting Lipton’s title for such an infinite event due to the World Cup.
“Shakib is the plain various [as captain] nevertheless can you say he’ll play for two years? We have no idea that and so we’ve got to know his plan and communicate with the board.
“I really feel the best various is Shakib and there is not any downside with it,” Nazmul had talked about regarding Shakib.
According to a BCB provide close to the occasion, the Bangladesh Cricket Board president is about to debate captaincy with the candidates on Tuesday. Shakib might be the chief various for the board and the BCB president would query Shakib regarding his curiosity in taking over.
Shakib has moreover captained the facet in seven ODI World Cup matches, profitable three and dropping 4. Given the Tigers’ aspirations for huge effectivity throughout the upcoming event, BCB would want a performing captain essential from the doorway nevertheless preserving in ideas Shakib’s contribution to the 2019 World Cup, solely his availability stays the question going forward.
Bangladesh Cricket President to debate captaincy with candidates, Shakib a high contender. His previous efficiency and availability for the upcoming occasions stay in query