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Shakib Al Hasan to Captain Bangladesh ODI Team

Shakib Al Hasan to Captain Bangladesh ODI Team

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Bangladesh’s versatile all-rounder, Shakib al Hasan, has been selected as the new captain for the One Day International format, taking charge for the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup tournaments. Shakib assumed the role of captaincy following Tamim Iqbal’s resignation on August 3 due to a back injury that ruled him out of the Asia Cup.

Assuming leadership at a crucial juncture, Shakib’s timing is significant for Bangladesh. The team is set to face a series of important events, including the Asia Cup, followed by a home ODI series against New Zealand in September. Subsequently, they are slated to tour India for the ODI World Cup, commencing on October 5th.

Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hasan officially confirmed this to the media on Friday afternoon at his residence in Dhaka.

“Shakib is the captain for the Asia Cup, New Zealand series and World Cup,” said Nazmul.

“He is the obvious choice. Who else can lead? But we had to talk to him before appointing him. Nobody should think anything else. Shakib is the captain. He was always the main choice. We have to know his long-term plan. I spoke to him on the phone (Thursday). But it is better if we talk to him in person since he is busy with a franchise league currently.”


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“We will also talk about which format he will keep leading, whether it is all three formats or one or two of them,” he added.

After Tamim Iqbal’s resignation due to injury concerns, Shakib, Litton Das, and Mehedi Hasan Miraz emerged as the top contenders for the captaincy position. Currently, Shakib holds the captaincy for all three formats for Bangladesh. He began his third tenure as Test captain and T20I captain last year.

Shakib previously took on the role of captain for Bangladesh in 49 ODIs from 2009 to 2011, winning 22 of those matches. His captaincy journey had been characterized by its intermittent nature, often stepping in for the injury-prone Mashrafe Mortaza.

Additionally, Shakib briefly captained Bangladesh in three more ODIs in 2015 and 2017, each instance being a substitute for Mashrafe. Over time, Shakib has led the team in 19 Test matches and 39 T20Is. Notably, his last appearance as captain in ODIs was in 2017. His ODI captaincy record boasts an impressive tally of 23 victories, placing him just behind Mashrafe bin Mortaza (50) and Habibul Bashar (29) in terms of total wins.

The decision to switch leadership comes in the wake of Tamim’s resignation as Bangladesh’s ODI captain, prompted by concerns over his fitness during his recovery from a back injury. Although he will be absent from the Asia Cup commencing on August 30, Tamim is optimistic about regaining fitness for the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand, set to start on September 21, as well as the ensuing ODI World Cup.

Tamim’s decision to step down as captain occurred within a month of his emotional announcement to retire from international cricket. He had initially retired on July 6, but less than 24 hours later, he reversed his retirement after a personal request from Bangladesh’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina.


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