News- Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has been named Bangladesh’s Test captain, replacing Mushfiqur Rahim.
Mushfiqur had been Bangladesh’s captain in the longest format since September 2011, but after the team’s disastrous tour of South Africa, he has been replaced by Shakib.
“We have decided to change the Test captain. Shakib Al Hasan will be our new Test skipper from the upcoming series and Mahmudullah will be the vice-captain of the side. There will be no changes in the other formats,” Bangladesh Cricket Board chief Nazmul Hasan said.
“I can’t say that there were some specific reasons behind the decision. Basically, we think that there should be a change here. We want best batting service from Mushfiqur. We want to give him some time to relax and moreover he should concentrate on his batting. Overall, we are willing to make a plan for next four to five years and the decision is just the beginning of the new plan. There will be some changes also in other fields as well. But till now, this is the only change which has been made today,” he added.