Shakib Al Hasan can be seen captaining Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2023: Finding a new captain for ODI white ball cricket is currently the biggest headache for the Bangladesh Cricket Board. Later this week, the BCB will announce the new ODI captain for Bangladesh after board president Nazmul Hasan spoke with the contenders. Shakib Al Hasan, a 36-year-old all-rounder, is the most popular name on the new captain’s list, though Litton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz are also contenders.
Despite a lengthy meeting, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) was about to announce the new captain on Monday. However, the board was unable to agree on a name. There are only three days left for the BCB to decide before the squad for the Asia Cup is revealed on August 12. That is, Bangladesh will announce the new captain and team for the Asia Cup 2023 in three days.
Mehidy Hasan recently stated in a conference that choosing Shakib as the ODI captain will be a “easy decision” and that BCB will wait for Shakib’s final decision. Shakib Al Hasan is already captain of Bangladesh in cricket’s Test and T20 formats. He will find it difficult to lead in all three formats in such a situation.
The chairman of the BCB’s cricket operations said. “We want to appoint a captain for the Asia Cup. We have to hand over the team for this tournament by August 12. We have time till September 5 to talk about the World Cup captain, which is when the World Cup squad will be announced. has a deadline.” We will have to hear what the new captain has to say. We will announce the team in the next few days. We will also announce the captain.”
By August 12, Bangladesh is expected to announce a 22-person preliminary World Cup squad, which will include every player competing in the Asia Cup, which starts on August 30.
You must be wondering why the Bangladesh Cricket Board is suddenly seeking a new captain for one-day international matches. For your information, let us state that Tamim Iqbal was in charge of leading the Bangladeshi team in ODIs. However, a back injury prevented him from competing in the Asia Cup, which is why the BCB is looking for a new captain. Tamim Iqbal is anticipated to participate in the 2023 World Cup.
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