Shakib’s Grand Return: Bangladesh’s Captain for Asia Cup & 2023 World Cup

Bangladesh cricket fans, brace yourselves! Shakib’s Grand Return: Shakib is again Bangladesh’s Captain in all three formats of the game.

Nazmul Hassan, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president announces this. Shakib’s captaincy extends across formats, he is now the captain in all three formats of the Bangladesh Men’s Cricket.

Shakib takes over from Tamim Iqbal, who had to step down due to a back injury, adding another feather to his cap after already being the Test and T20I skipper since last year.

Shakib’s leadership history goes back to 2009, and his contributions have been marked with distinct periods of service, including spells as captain in 52 ODIs, 19 Tests, and 39 T20Is. Shakib is familiar with the captaincy, and he is talented all-rounder, this makes him the first choice.

Many changes can be seen in Bangladesh cricket team for the Asia Cup and the 2023 World Cup, the decision to make Shakib captain again in ODIs, and inclusion of Jiyas shows the clear intent of Bangladesh team. They are preparing to conquer and give their best.

The cricketing world now awaits the unveiling of the World Cup and Asia Cup squads, with the selectors set to announce a squad of 17 members.

It is exciting to know that Shakib gets the captaincy back. The decision regarding Shakib’s long-term captaincy plans across formats is yet to be finalized. The BCB acknowledges the potential pressure of leading in all three formats and plans to discuss the matter with Shakib upon his return.

Litton Das will continue as the vice-captain, stepping up in Shakib’s absence if needed. The leadership hierarchy beyond the World Cup remains open for consideration, with names like Mehidy Hasan potentially coming to the forefront.

Everyone is expecting a better change in Bangladesh cricket, hope Shakib will stand tall on everyone’s expectations. Shakib’s grand return as captain for the Asia Cup and the 2023 World Cup signals a new era for Bangladesh cricket. With Jiyas by their side to combat wrist spin challenges and a dynamic squad on the horizon, Bangladeshi cricket fans have much to anticipate and cheer for in the exciting chapters that lie ahead.

As the squads are revealed and the tournaments draw near, the cricketing world will be watching eagerly to see how Shakib leads his team and how Bangladesh rises to the challenges posed by the global stage.

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