BCB appoints Shakib captain for Asia Cup, T20 World Cup

BCB appoints Shakib captain for Asia Cup, T20 World Cup

Sinchan Saha

Modified Aug 13, 2022 9:28 PM IST

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday appointed premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as the captain of the T20 team for the upcoming Asia Cup, the New Zealand tri-series and the T20 World Cup.

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While the Asia Cup will be held in the UAE, Australia will have the T20 show-stopper in October-November. The BCB made the declaration following quite a while of vulnerability as Shakib was advised by the Board to pick either playing for Bangladesh or keeping his underwriting with a “betting company” Betwinner News.

He had ended his deal with the company.

He was named Test captain in June after Mominul Haque stepped down. The BCB likewise reported a 17-member squad for the Asia Cup, which will be played from August 27.

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Bangladesh rolled out several changes in their T20I crew for the Asia Cup, with Liton Das ruled out of the tournament because of injuries.

Middle-order batter Sabbir Rahman, who last played a T20I in 2019, gets back to the squad, while Mushfiqur Rahim, who was rested for the T20I series against Zimbabwe, is also back. There was no place for Shoriful Islam, Munim Shahriar and Najmul Hossain Shanto in the team.