Najmul Hossain Shanto: A major reshuffle has been seen in the Bangladesh cricket team. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed 25-year-old player Najmul Hossain Shanto as the captain of all three formats in place of veteran all-rounder 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. During this time, he had also expressed his desire to captain the T-20 World Cup 2024.
Has commanded Bangladesh in 11 matches
Shanto will be seen leading the Bangladesh team in the T20 World Cup 2024. He has already taken command of his team on many occasions. Shanto was the captain in the Test and ODI series on the New Zealand tour. Apart from this, in the last match of ODI World Cup 2023, Shanto captained the team in Shakib’s absence. He has so far captained Bangladesh in 2 Tests, 6 ODIs and 3 T20 Internationals. Under his captaincy, Bangladesh won 1 test and lost 1. Under the captaincy of Nazmul, Bangladesh team has won 1 ODI and has faced defeat in 5. Also, out of the 3 T20 Internationals played under his leadership, Bangladesh has won 1 match, lost 1 and drawn 1.
Shanto’s performance in international cricket
Talking about Shanto’s performance in international cricket, he has scored 1449 runs in 48 innings of 25 Tests played so far at an average of 30.82 and strike rate of 52. During this period he has scored 3 half-centuries and 5 centuries. His highest score in Test is 163 runs. Nazmul Hussain has scored 1202 runs in 41 innings of 42 ODIs. During this period, his average was 30.82 and strike rate was 80.07. He has 8 half-centuries and 2 centuries to his name in ODI cricket. Also, in 27 innings of 28 T-20 Internationals, Shanto has scored 602 runs at a strike rate of 112.10. He has also scored 3 half-centuries in this shortest format of cricket.
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