National pacer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been named captain for the two-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka scheduled to take place in Chittagong on February 12 and 14. The Bangladesh Cricket Board selected Mashrafe for the position after regular captain Mushfiqur Rahim was ruled out of the T20 series with a finger injury. Tamim Iqbal, who was initially at the forefront of leading the side after being named vice-captain for the series, remains second in command.
The last time Mashrafe was given the captaincy was in 2009 when he took over from Mohammad Ashraful. He however suffered from an injury that year and as a result, could not continue. He captained Bangladesh in seven ODIs in 2010.