Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha lauded the Tigers’ ODI and Test skipper Shakib Al Hasan for reaching the milestone of 7000 ODI runs in ODIs, saying that had the premier all-rounder played in conditions like England, Australia, or even India, he would have scored around 12,000 runs in the 50-over format.
Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha has backed the experienced Mahmudullah Riyad, saying that the 37-year-old all-rounder is still in his plans.
Despite the dramatic one-wicket victory over India in the first ODI where Mehedi Hasan Miraz emerged as the saviour for Bangladesh with an unbeaten 39-ball 38 in a 51-run last-wicket stand with Mustafizur Rahman, there are questions over the performance of two of the senior players -- Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Bangladesh T20 cricket team’s technical consultant, Sridharan Sriram, mentioned it is the right time to consider Mahmudullah Riyad's replacement as the veteran cricketer was excluded from the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, slated to begin in mid-October this year.
According to sources in the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), the board might consider giving farewell to stalwart Mahmudullah Riyad from the T20 format in one of the matches during Bangladesh's tri-nation T20I series in New Zealand next month.
Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is known as ‘Mr. Dependable’ for his cool and collective approach to batting in the middle-order. It has been his ability to keep the scoring-rate ticking in the middle overs with soft hands and patient technique that has seen Bangladesh through on many challenging situations.
Bangladesh head coach, Russell Domingo, said that he considered not taking Mahmudullah Riyad initially for the Zimbabwe T20s was the wrong thing to do.
The similarities were uncanny, the possibilities either too cruel or poetically just. The actor and his nemesis were the same, as were the stage and situation, give or take a wicket here and a run there.
Slow scoring rate, lack of firepower and inability to convert fifties into centuries once again cost Bangladesh as the Tigers posted a below-par total in the final and third ODI against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club today.
For Bangladesh, things have been chaotic in Tests and T20Is both on and off the field lately. The Test and T20I sides have seen sudden change in leadership, with Mominul Haque and Mahmudullah Riyad being stripped of captaincy of the Test and T20Is respectively.
If the squad in the Zimbabwe T20Is was an actual attempt at finding players, Mahmudullah's inclusion did not make sense. More worrying is the fact that if BCB seems to know what senior stars are capable of, why did they bring in someone whose own lack of form had seen him rested and shorn of captaincy just before the series?
Although there was little at stake for Bangladesh in the three-match T20I series against Zimbabwe, there were keen eyes on the performance from the new-look squad led by new skipper Nurul Hasan Sohan.
T20I skipper for just a series, Nurul Hasan Sohan's injury triggered chaos and exposed the lack of clarity in the decision-making of the Bangladesh national team's think tank once again.
Bangladesh Test skipper Shakib Al Hasan has welcomed the thought process of Bangladesh Cricket Board in appointing Nurul Hasan Sohan as the captain of the T20I side for the upcoming Zimbabwe series.
New captain of Bangladesh T20 team, Nurul Hasan Sohan, has said that he has learnt a lot from Mahmudullah Riyad, the man he replaced as skipper for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named Nurul Hasan Sohan the captain for the upcoming T20I series against Zimbabwe later this month.
BCB president Nazmul Hassan said that they will start to think anew in terms of building a new T20 side.
Although the Tamim Iqbal-led Bangladesh side managed to whitewash the West Indies in the three-match ODI series with a four-wicket win in the final ODI in Guyana, his announcement to retire from T20I format for the Tigers grabbed all the spotlight in the cricket fraternity.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon admitted that the issue of Mahmudullah Riyad's T20I captaincy has come up in the media as the captain has been not amongst the runs but opined that changing captaincy at this moment will not bring immediate results.