Ban vs SL: Bangladesh team announced for ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka, Shakib out; Command handed over to this young man

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Ban vs SL: Bangladesh team announced for ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka, Shakib out;  Command handed over to this young man

Bangladesh squad against Sri Lanka: Bangladesh team has been announced for the ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka. Shakib Al Hasan has been removed from captaincy. Nazmul Hussain Shanto has been given the command of the team in both the formats. However, Bangladesh Cricket Board has just announced the team for the first 2 ODIs only. Shakib Al Hasan continues to recover from a retinal problem that surfaced last month and has not been included in the squad. Sri Lanka team will tour Bangladesh next month.

Schedule of ODI and T20 series

The T20 series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will start from March 4. The second T20 of the series will be played on March 6 and the last on March 9. All the T20 matches of the series will be played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. After this the ODI series will start from March 13. The second ODI of the series will be played on March 15 and the third on March 18. The ODI series will be played at Zahoor Ahmed Chaudhary Stadium in Chittagong.

Bangladesh T20 team: Nazmul Hossain Shanto (captain), Liton Kumar Das, Anamul Haq Bijoy, Mohammad Naeem Sheikh, Tauheed Hridoy, Soumya Sarkar, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Mahmudullah, Taijul Islam, Rishad Hussain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Tanzeem Hasan Saqib, Alis Al Islam.

Bangladesh ODI squad (for first two matches): Nazmul Hossain Shanto (captain), Anamul Haq Bijoy, Soumya Sarkar, Tanjeed Hasan Tamim, Liton Kumar Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tauheed Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Taijul Islam, Rishad Hussain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Tanzeem Hasan Saqib, Mustafizur Rahman.

Command was handed over to Nazmul Hussain Shanto
Earlier, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had appointed Najmul Hossain Shanto as the captain of the team in all three formats in place of Shakib Al Hasan. Shanto has already taken command of Bangla Tigers. As the T20 World Cup is nearing, Nazmul has been given the responsibility of leadership for one year. Shakib captained Bangladesh in the ODI World Cup played in India at the end of last year.

Also read: Bangladesh Cricket: Important change in Bangladesh cricket team, command of all three formats handed over to this young man in place of Shakib Al Hasan


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