Bangladesh gets new Test captain for Sri Lanka series


Shakib Al Hasan has been named Bangladesh’s new Test captain, starting with the upcoming Sri Lanka tour next month.Mahmudullah will take over the vice-captaincy from Tamim Iqbal while the BCB is yet to announce a new coach.

Shakib takes over from Mushfiqur Rahim who had replaced him in 2011.

Shakib will lead the side in the 2 Tests against Sri Lanka.

However, the BCB did not confirm his tenure.

Mushfiqur captained Bangladesh in 34 Tests, winning seven, losing 18 and drawing nine of them.

He was in charge when Bangladesh beat England last year, and then Australia and Sri Lanka earlier this year, though there were plenty of questions about his captaincy.

For instance, he was asked not to captain the side in the most crucial part of their win against England, with Tamim leading the side on the field.

Shakib Al Hasan has so far played 51 Tests scoring 3594 runs and bagging 188 wickets.

He made his Test debut in 2007.


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