Bangladesh on Sunday named opening batsman Tamim Iqbal as captain of the nationwide one-day aspect, changing tempo bowler Mashrafe Mortaza. Mashrafe stepped down as ODI captain this week after the third and last sport of a 3-match sequence towards Zimbabwe. He had led the aspect for greater than 5 years.
“The board has unanimously selected Tamim Iqbal as our new ODI captain,” Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan introduced at a press convention after a gathering of the governing physique’s board of administrators. “We thought of appointing a captain for a short duration and then giving the job to someone else next year. But we finally decided against a short-term appointment. We hope Tamim would serve for a long term,” he added.
Tamim earlier led Bangladesh in three ODIs towards Sri Lanka in July final yr within the absence of the injured Mashrafe, however didn’t encourage the staff with Bangladesh dropping all three matches.
His contemporary tenure as ODI captain will begin with the one-off match towards Pakistan on April 1.