Mahmudullah pips Tamim to captaincy for first SL T20

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) named Mahmudullah since the T20 captain for the primary recreation of the two-match assortment in opposition to Sri Lanka, beginning February 15.

Mahmudullah will stand in for Shakib Al Hasan as captain after the allrounder did now not sufficiently get well from his finger worry which he had sustained during the ODIs. Uncapped left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam changed Shakib inside the squad.

Nazmul were acting effectively in house cricket, particularly the BPL, in the course of the ultimate 3 seasons.

Mahmudullah, inside the duration in-between, pipped Tamim Iqbal to hang over the T20 captaincy after BCB president Nazmul Hassan had named Tamim as vice-captain of the T20 staff in December, whilst naming Shakib as distinctive Take a look at captain.

In 2014, Tamim changed into as soon as bypassed for the T20 captaincy, additionally in opposition to Sri Lanka, when Mashrafe Mortaza took over from Mushfiqur Rahim in spite of Tamim being the designated deputy.

Squad: Mahmudullah (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Ariful Hoque, Mahedi Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain, Nazmul Ismail

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Updated: February 13, 2018 — 6:12 pm

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