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Shakib Al Hasan to lead Bangladesh in Asia Cup and 2023 ODI World Cup

Bangladesh on Friday appointed veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as its ODI captain for both the Asia Cup and the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Apart from the two marquee events, Bangladesh will also face New Zealand in a white-ball series in late September before traveling to India for the World Cup beginning October 5.

“We have appointed Shakib as the captain for the Asia Cup and World Cup. The World Cup and Asia Cup squads will be announced tomorrow. The selectors will pick a squad of 17 members,” said Nazmul Hassan, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president.

Shakib has taken over from Tamim Iqbal, who was ruled out of the Asia Cup with a back injury.

Now, Shakib has become the Bangladesh captain in all three formats of the game. He has been the team’s Test and T20I skipper since early last year.

Shakib’s last assignment as ODI captain of Bangladesh was against Ireland at Malahide on May 12, 2017, and the match ended without a result.

Shakib has led Bangladesh in 52 ODIs, 19 Tests and 39 T20Is, and his tenure at the helm, which started in 2009, has been marked with infrequent stints.

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