Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced that Shakib Al Hasan will take on the role of ODI captain for both the upcoming Asia Cup and the highly anticipated 2023 World Cup. This decision places Shakib at the helm of the team’s fortunes during these marquee events.
In addition to the two major competitions, Bangladesh will play a white-ball series against New Zealand in late September before heading to India for the World Cup, which starts on October 5.
BCB President Nazmul Hassan disclosed, “We have appointed Shakib as the captain for the Asia Cup and World Cup. The World Cup and Asia Cup squads will be announced on August 12. The selectors will pick a squad of 17 members.”
This strategic shift in leadership follows the unfortunate sidelining of Tamim Iqbal due to a back injury, creating the opportunity for Shakib to step up to the helm.
With this latest appointment, Shakib Al Hasan is holding Bangladesh’s captaincy across all three formats of the game. He has effectively led the team in Test and T20I formats since the early part of last year, showcasing his leadership acumen and cricketing insight.
In total, Shakib has captained the team in 52 ODIs, 19 Test matches, and 39 T20Is.