Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh’s top all-rounder, has been named the squad’s new Test captain. Shakib was re-appointed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board after Mominul Haque dropped down to focus on his batting.
Mominul was the captain in 2019 after Shakib was expelled by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for failing to produce corruption charges. Mominul led his team to three Test triumphs, including that of the historic win in New Zealand, two draws, and 12 defeats throughout his 17-game stint.
Bangladesh’s Test captain, Mominul Haque, resigned from his position on Tuesday to concentrate on his batting after quite a poor run form this year.
During a meet with BCB officials, the 30-year-old made the news at the residence of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan.
Shakib will be the new captain, with Liton Das, the wicketkeeper-batsman, as his deputy. Liton has been Bangladesh’s temporary captain in T20I matches in New Zealand.
For the second time, Shakib is set to head the Tigers in Tests. During his first tenure, he led Bangladesh in 14 Tests, winning three and failing eleven.