Shakib Al Hasan has been reselected after 2019 as captain for Asia Cup and World Cup 2022, returning him to leadership for Bangladesh in T20 International matches.
This afternoon, the BCB issued the statement, putting an end to the uncertainty of the previous few weeks when Shakib was given the option of playing for Bangladesh or maintaining his endorsement with a “betting company.” Shakib has properly terminated his agreement with Betwinner News.
Prior to being sidelined by a fractured finger, Nurul Hasan had replaced longtime white-ball captain Mahmudullah in T20Is for Bangladesh’s previous assignment, in Zimbabwe. The final of three T20Is, which Bangladesh lost 2-1 in Zimbabwe, were captained by Mosaddek Hossain. In addition, Tamim Iqbal’s Bangladesh team lost the ensuing ODI series in Zimbabwe.
A 17-person roster for the Asia Cup, which begins on August 27 in the UAE, was also unveiled by the BCB. While the board resolved the Shakib sponsorship issue, Bangladesh had missed the initial squad-naming date. Along with Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and a qualifier, six teams will compete in the Asia Cup main phase. The qualifying tournament, which begins on August 20, will reveal the qualifier’s identity.
The T20I tri-series in New Zealand, which begins on October 7 and also features the hosts and Pakistan, will be Bangladesh’s final opportunity to hone its skills before the T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia in late October or early November.
Shakib Al Hasan will serve as captain for Bangladesh at the Asia Cup, along with Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain,Parvez Hossain Emon, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Taskin Ahmed.