Sohan named T20I captain for Zim series
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named Nurul Hasan Sohan the captain for the upcoming T20I series against Zimbabwe later this month.
Bangladesh are scheduled to play three T20Is and as many ODIs in their upcoming white-ball tour of Zimbabwe from July 30 to August 10.
The board also left out Mushfiqur Rahim and usual T20I captain Mahmudullah Riyad from T20I series but kept both the experienced players for the ODI series. Meanwhile, premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has already asked for a leave from the Zimbabwe series.
"We would like to give the youngsters a go in this Zimbabwe series. We already relayed our message to Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur," told cricket operations committee chairman Jalal Yunus today following a meeting of the team management.
In regards to the captaincy in the subsequent T20I series and the upcoming Asia Cup and the T20I World Cup later this year, Jalal Yunus declined to comment saying not to speculate anything at this moment.
There were talks of replacing Mahmudullah from T20I captaincy following his poor run of form with the bat in the format and his style of leadership. However, when asked, team director Khaled Mahmud Sujon informed that Sohan has been made T20I skipper only for this series.
Meanwhile, pacer Hasan Mahmud, following a long layoff due to injury, has been included in the ODI squad while uncapped Parvez Hossain Emon has been included in the T20I squad for the tour.
Bangladesh squads for the Zimbabwe series:
T20I squad: Munim Shahriar, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan (Captain), Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Parvez Hossain Emon.
ODI squad: Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Liton Das, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam.