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Bangladesh cricket – Shakib Al Hasan as rapidly as additional as Bangladesh Test captain


“What I have discussed – or, what we have discussed – and learnt is that he [Shakib] is available to play,” BCB president Nazmul Hassan stated on Thursday. “After the gathering in route of West Indies, we have now a gaggle in route of Zimbabwe. Shakib is solely unsure for that assortment, and it is unclear how extended Shakib will keep the captain for.
“I had three names. The of us liable for [selecting the captain] had their discussions and gave me three names – one among them might possibly be the captain and regarded positively one among many others might possibly be the vice-captain. If Shakib had refused the captaincy, we’d have turned to the choice two.

“We wanted to appoint both the new captain and the vice-captain. And after the preliminary discussions, we decided to have Shakib Al Hasan as the captain and Litton Das as the vice-captain.”

Results didn’t go Bangladesh’s methodology tons all by means of Mominul’s tenure: in all Bangladesh gained merely three Tests beneath him, shedding 12 and drawing two. Also, Mominul’s personal batting type fell away – he has 162 runs in six Tests to this point in 2022, averaging 16.20 – due to pressures of captaincy, and that was thought-about positively one among many main causes for him giving up the job. “When you play well, even if the team doesn’t win, you are still in a position to motivate them. I felt that captaining a side is tough when I am not scoring and team is not winning,” he stated on the time of claiming his resignation.

Shakib, 35, has had pretty numerous stints as Bangladesh’s Test captain, first most essential the facet in a recreation in route of West Indies in 2009. He captained for six extra matches inside the primary half of 2010, and as quickly as extra in August 2011 in route of Zimbabwe, sooner than falling out of favour with the then BCB chief Mustafa Kamal. He took over the Test captaincy as shortly as as quickly as extra in December 2017, altering Mushfiqur Rahim. He held the carry out for almost two years, until he was handed a one-year ban from all cricket in 2019 for failing to report a bookie’s methodology.
Incidentally, Shakib’s future in Test cricket has been a subject of dialogue in latest months, with the allrounder going backwards and forwards on his dedication to red-ball cricket. In February, Shakib had reportedly requested the BCB for a while off from Test cricket, nonetheless was nonetheless chosen contained throughout the squad for the tour of South Africa.


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Shakib, although, steered that he was “jaded”, and requested a break from worldwide cricket, which the BCB lastly granted him. But then board president Nazmul Hassan publicly questioned Shakib’s dedication to his nation and, following one other spherical of conferences between the allrounder and the BCB boss, Shakib was included within the squad for South Africa. In the top, although, he did miss the Tests attributable to sickness in his household.
In the Test assortment enterprise that adopted, at residence in route of Sri Lanka, Shakib achieved as a result of highest wicket-taker for the hosts. The guests, although, gained the gathering 1-0.
Hassan further confirmed that former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer and former Australia batter Stuart Law might probably be part of the Under-19 instructing group.

“Our Under-19 [men’s] coaching staff will have Stuart Law and Wasim Jaffer,” Hassan stated. “Stuart Law will be the head coach and Wasim Jaffer will be BCB’s batting consultant. We can use them in various capacities.”

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