Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), on Friday, announced their squads for the upcoming white-ball tour of Zimbabwe, starting Saturday (July 30).
T20I skipper Mahmudullah has been rested from the side following his bad patch in the format. Wicketkeeper-batter Nurul Hasan has been made Bangladesh’s T20I captain, but only for the upcoming three-match series.
The BCB held a meeting with Mahmudullah to inform him of the decision. Further, the apex board has also decided to rest the senior duo of Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan, who had earlier taken leave from the entire white-ball tour.
Notably, Mahmudullah led Bangladesh in 43 T20Is – the most by any Bangladesh captain in the format – winning 16 and losing 26 games.
“We have been discussing our performances in Tests and T20Is, which have not been up to the mark recently. We have made a change in the captaincy. Nurul Hasan will lead the side in Zimbabwe. We have informed the decision to Mahmudullah in this meeting. We have made several changes in the team and have rested Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan to try out a few young players,” said Jalal Yunus, BCB’s cricket operations chairman, in a statement.
Tamim Iqbal, who recently bid farewell to the shortest format, will continue to lead the ODI side. Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe will begin with three T20Is on July 30, 31 and August 02, followed by the three ODIs on August 05, 07, and 10. All the matches will be played at Harare Sports Club.
Bangladesh Squads for Zimbabwe tour:
T20I: Munim Shahriar, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan(C), Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Mosaddek Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehedy Hasan Miraz, Parvez Hossain Emon
ODI: Tamim Iqbal C), Anamul Haque Bijoy, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam,Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud,Mosaddek Hossain,Najmul Hossain Shanto Mehedy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam.