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Shakib named Bangladesh Test skipper

Published : 02 Jun 2022 09:06 PM | Updated : 02 Jun 2022 09:07 PM

Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been named the new Test skipper. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) re-appointed Shakib following Mominul’s recent decision to step down from the post in order to concentrate on his batting. Liton Das has been named as Shakib’s deputy.

Mominul on Tuesday informed BCB president Nazmul Hasan that he no longer wants to be the captain of the Test team.

Mominul was handed the Test captaincy in 2019 after the then Test skipper Shakib Al Hasan was banned by the ICC. Under his leadership, Bangladesh played 17 Tests and won three. Bangladesh’s historic Test win over New Zealand in Mount Maunganui was one of those. The remaining two came against Zimbabwe.

Shakib led Bangladesh in 14 Tests in his two terms. Tigers won three matches and lost the remaining 11 during Shakib’s captaincy.

Tigers will play two Tests, three ODIs and T20Is in West Indies from June 16 to July 16.