As a curious Bangladesh Fan, you must want to know who selects player for Bangladesh cricket team and who decides the playing eleven. BCB has appointed 3 selectors for Bangladesh Cricket Team. Minhajul Abedin is the chief selector of Bangladesh Cricket Team. Abdur Razzak, Qazi Habibul Bashar are other two selectors.
Minhajul Abedin – Chief Selector of Bangladesh Cricket Team
Minhajul Abedin Nannu is a former Bangladeshi cricketer who played in 27 One Day Internationals from 1986 to 1999. He captained Bangladesh twice during the Asia Cup of 1990–91. Nannu is currently one of the chief selectors of BCB, along with Akram Khan and Habibul Bashar.
Nannu caught the attention of cricket selectors in the early 1980s and played for the Bangladesh Tigers in the 1984 South-East Asia Cup. He was a regular member of the national side for over a decade, and in 1998, he set the highest 5th wicket partnership ever in List A cricket history.
After Bangladesh’s disastrous performance in the 1986 ICC Trophy, BCCB decided to concentrate on domestic cricket. He played in four ICC Trophy tournaments for Bangladesh, with his highest score of 50 against Kenya in 1986. Nannu was the Vice-Captain and a vital member of the team that finished third in the 1990 ICC Trophy tournament in Netherlands.
In 1997, he was the most experienced player of the triumphant campaign, scoring a total of 185 runs and taking 6 wickets. He is currently one of the chief selectors of BCB, along with Akram Khan and Habibul Bashar.
Abdur Razzak is a former cricketer who played in all three formats for Bangladesh. Razzak is the first Bangladeshi bowler to take 200 wickets in ODIs. He is also the first left arm spinner and second spinner after Saqlain Mushtaq to take a hat-trick. Razzak made his first-class debut at Bangladeshi domestic level for Khulna Division in the 2001/02 season and was best known for being a tall left-arm orthodox spin bowler.
He was Bangladesh’s leading wicket-taker in One Day Internationals (ODIs) in 2013, when he reached the 200 wickets milestone. In January 2018, he became the first Bangladesh player to take 500 wickets in first-class cricket. In November 2019, he took his 600th first-class wicket, becoming the first Bangladeshi bowler to reach the milestone. In February 2021, Razzak announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Qazi Habibul Bashar
Qazi Habibul Bashar is a retired Bangladeshi cricketer and he had also led the Bangladesh cricket team. Under Dav Whatmore’s management, Bashar led the team to several milestones, including the first test victory in 2004 against Zimbabwe. During his captaincy Bangladesh had won matches against Australia, India, South Africa, and Sri Lanka in limited overs matches.
Habibul Bashar’s career began in 1989 with the Bangladesh Under-19 team, and he played domestic cricket for Biman Bangladesh Airlines. He made his ODI debut at the 1995 Asia Cup against Sri Lanka. After missing the 1997 ICC Trophy and the 1999 World Cup squad, he returned to the team after Eddie Barlow’s inspiration. Despite a disappointing 2007 World Cup performance, Bangladesh performed well. Bashar retired from international cricket in 2009.
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