Shakib leads Bangladesh team at Asia Cup and World Cup

Shakib leads Bangladesh team after the post went empty after Tamim Iqbal decided to step down from captaincy on August 3. Cricbuzz had already detailed that Shakib was anticipated to ended up captain over all three groups. At slightest till the World Cup indeed in spite of the fact that Litton Das and Mehidy Hasan remained in dispute for the ODI leadership role.

Prior, the BCB president had demanded that board was holding up to listen almost Shakib’s accessibility some time recently appointing him as captain. The 36-year-old will presently take over with prompt impact within the construct up to the two worldwide tournaments.

Nazmul told reporters at his house on Friday.

“We have appointed Shakib as the captain for Asia Cup and World Cup. The World Cup and Asia Cup squad will be announced tomorrow. The selectors will pick a squad of 17 members,”

Nazmul moreover affirmed that Litton would proceed to serve as the vice-captain and will lead within the occasion of Shakib’s absence. In any case, administration choices for the long term have been put on hold for presently.

The 36-year-old, who is the current Test and T20I captain. He has already led Bangladesh in 50-overs cricket including at the World Cup in 2011. Nazmul clarified that the choice board deferred naming the squad as they were not beyond any doubt around the captain.

They haven’t talked with me when they will report the squad but they are anticipated to declare the squad tomorrow. The issue was that unless there’s a captain and without counseling with the captain it is troublesome to title the squad.

The selectors make a huge squad and afterward take inputs of coach and captain. But the issue was that they may not talk with the captain till presently and the coach came recently. But Shakib feel tomorrow they will declare the squad.

Nazmul did add that having Shakib lead across formats for the long term was as yet undecided.

“We haven’t spoken with him regarding long-term captaincy and we can say about it after he arrives because we have to know about his availability. Leading three formats might be pressure for him so we have to talk with him because without doing that it is difficult to say anything. After talking with him, we will decide whether he will lead for long period across format or he will leave any format (as captain) and we will take a decision in this regard after his arrival.” 

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