Shakib back as Bangladesh Test captain

June 2, 2022

Sports Desk :
Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was reappointed as the Bangladesh national team Test captain while in-form wicketkeeper-batter Liton Das was made the vice-captain.
The position of Bangladesh Test captain went vacant after Mominul Haque decided to step down from the role on Tuesday with an aim to focus on his batting.
Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan made the announcement during a press conference following a board meeting on Thursday.
‘Shakib will be our next Test captain while Liton will be our vice. They will be in the post until further decision is made,’ BCB president Nazmul told the reporters.
Since being appointed as the captain in October 2020, Mominul led Bangladesh in 17 Tests and managed to win just three times, losing on twelve occasions and drawing twice.
The 30-year-old was in hot water over his poor run of form recently, scoring 162 runs at an average of 16.20 in six matches.
Shakib first led the Test team in 2009 in West Indies and continued till 2011 before he was stripped of the captaincy following the Zimbabwe tour.
Later he took over the Test captaincy once again in December 2017, replacing Mushfiqur Rahim.
The 34-year-old played the role for around two years before ICC handed him a one-year ban from all cricket in 2019 for failing to report a bookie’s corrupt approaches.

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