In a major improvement for Bangladesh cricket, a brand new captain has been appointed for the upcoming two-match Take a look at sequence towards New Zealand at dwelling.
Damage woes for Shakib Al Hasan
The choice follows an harm to seasoned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who sustained injury to his left index finger whereas batting towards Sri Lanka within the ODI World Cup 2023. Sadly, the harm sidelined Shakib, ruling him out of the essential final league recreation towards Australia in Pune. The 36-year-old is presently within the rehabilitation section, with an estimated restoration time of three to 4 weeks.
Litton Das’s private commitments and appointment of recent captain for Bangladesh
Including to the management challenges, earlier stories indicated that Litton Das, the vice-captain of the Take a look at group, would miss the New Zealand sequence because of household commitments. Consequently, the duty of captaining Bangladesh within the Take a look at sequence now falls on the shoulders of Najmul Hossain Shanto.
“Litton has been granted go away for one month, he’s not out there for the 2 Assessments. He desires to spend time together with his new-born child. We had requested him to play not less than the second Take a look at match however he insisted on [being away for] the entire sequence. That’s why we granted him go away. Consequently, Najmul Hossain Shanto will captain the facet in these two Assessments,” Jalal Yunus, chairman of the BCB’s cricket operations committee, was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
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Challenges and alternatives for Najmal Hossain Shanto
Regardless of Shanto’s expertise in 23 Take a look at matches, boasting a mean of 29.83 and 4 centuries, this marks his first management function within the format. He has, nonetheless, captained Bangladesh in three ODIs, together with two essential matchups on the quadrennial occasion when Shakib was absent because of harm.
Bangladesh’s Take a look at sequence schedule towards New Zealand
As Bangladesh prepares for the Take a look at sequence, Shanto’s management expertise might be put to the take a look at, steering the group by way of the challenges posed by the absence of key gamers. The primary Take a look at is scheduled to be held in Dhaka ranging from November 28, with the second Take a look at happening in Dunedin from December 6.
Neil Wagner replaces Matt Henry within the New Zealand squad
Forward of the Take a look at sequence towards Bangladesh, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have additionally made a vital change of their squad. In response to the unlucky harm to pacer Matt Henry, NZC has named the seasoned left-arm bowler Neil Wagner as his substitute. Henry sustained a proper hamstring harm through the ongoing CWC 2023, and subsequent scans have indicated that he is not going to get well in time for the Bangladesh Take a look at sequence.
Nationwide Selector Sam Wells expressed satisfaction with the addition of Wagner to the Black Caps squad, highlighting the veteran’s wealth of expertise.
“It’ll be nice to have Neil’s talent and expertise on the tour of Bangladesh. His file speaks for itself, and everyone knows what an excellent competitor he’s. He’s performed loads of cricket within the sub-continent, and I do know he’s actually excited by the problem forward,” Wells was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.