Bangladesh news December 31, 2010

Shakib retained as captain for 2011

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Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh allrounder, has been retained as captain of the national team for 2011. Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been named his deputy, and both will face their first major assignment in the new year in the World Cup.

The Bangladesh captaincy has shuffled between Mashrafe Mortaza and Shakib since the tour of West Indies in 2009 but Mortaza's knee injury has affected his prospects for the next year. Tamim, who returned to the line-up after a hand injury in Bangladesh's last ODI series against Zimbabwe, takes over from wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim as vice-captain.

The year 2010 was a mixed one for Bangladesh as they lost each of their seven Tests, but bounced back from a poor start in the ODIs to beat New Zealand 4-0 at home in October. They then followed that up with a 3-1 series win over Zimbabwe to end the year on a satisfactory note.

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  • ishteeliton on January 7, 2011, 16:39 GMT

    Well done BCB. Sakib is the right choice. But don't select AshraFOOL.

  • on January 7, 2011, 15:42 GMT

    2011 World Cup team for Bangladesh should be like this (in batting order) 1. Tamim 2. Imrul 3. Shahriar/junaed 4. Mushfiq 5. Shakib 6.alok/ashraful 7. mahmudullah 8. Shafiul 9. Rubel 10. Razzak 11. Mashrafee/ s.shuvo/ shahadat. total-15 If mashrafee is fit then he should play and bat at no.8 or whenever requires.. against India 3 pacers may work better. at no.4 Mushfiq can be real handy..he can work the ball here and there....this will be effective to take singles in middle over. alok or ashraful is experienced and can hit big and so one of them should be at no.6. they can bowl as part timer as well. Raqibul can not be a option this time...plz do forget him. it's obvious for world cup to pick the right team. i think only lick of this team is whether Mashrafee is fit or not....nOthing else.... keep going Bengal tigers...

  • Third_Gear on January 6, 2011, 7:32 GMT

    Ofcourse not in the WC SQUAD byt why Arafat Sunny does not get a call to the national team ??? Since long time he is performing excellent in the domestic cricket.

  • smudgeon on January 4, 2011, 21:26 GMT

    Good decision for Shakib to retain the captaincy. He's the kind of player you want leading a side on the verge of brekaing through. I hope the vice-captaincy doesn't create any issues for Tamim, so much relies on him & Shakib - but why did they take the VC away from Mushfiqur? Maybe it's less to do with his performances and more acknowledging just how important Tamim is to Bangladesh' future. Reward for some brilliant performances in 2010, I think. Never ceases to amaze me how much the rest of the cricketing world underestimates Bangladesh - they're a young side, and while they're not yet world- beaters (everyone has to start somewhere), there is enough talent in the team to continue their development as a competitive side. They'll bloody a few noses in the world cup, that's for sure...best of luck boys!

  • on January 4, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    if sakib done some good win for BD team what i think that sakib would be the best one to lead world cup matches.

  • on January 3, 2011, 20:07 GMT

    I think BCB took right decision. I believe that Ashraful will not playing world cup. Sharer Nafess will be right choice for world cup beacuse he's doing well in Ghoroa cricket.

  • on January 3, 2011, 18:43 GMT

    @Deshi cricketfan & other Indian supporters.............So, what do u guys want? A bd team is is ready to be beaten by India..........?????Look its true we are not as strong as India because still we are developing and India probably the no. 1 team today, but it does not mean that they surely beat Bangladesh. Look at the history. Indian teams always broke under a tremendous expectation in the previous world cup tournaments, specially at their home grounds, didn't matter how strong or weak they were!!!@ bks123, how much teams came to the world cricket as champion??? I hate Indian and Aussi cricket board because of their arrogance. ICC should gain more power and free cricket from these two boards and people who like see ipl and 3 & 4 strong taems tournament and when their team lost, attacked their player's house...............should give up cricket watching and should concentrate on Rugby!!!

  • Azilur on January 2, 2011, 20:28 GMT

    Guys,,,,,watch out the first game. IND cannot afford to take BD lightly, if they do a little bit,,,,BANG BANG...BD strikes..! Got this feeling that BD is going to pull that game off....! Go TIGERS...GO...! All the best...Cheers..!

  • fanacric on January 2, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    @DesiCricketfan ..........dude, please just don't give us any reason why India did not invite Bangladesh to play not even a one-dayer in last "ten years"! We have enough heard of it so, please just give us a break! To us, the reason is crystal clear! However, for our sake we are ready to play against India wherever it's possible. Then again, there is a limit right? If we are ready to shake your hands everytime then you should do the same at least once, I guess.

  • ISHTIAQ_BD on January 2, 2011, 8:01 GMT

    I think Sakib is the right person for the job. But for Tamim it's a bit too early. BD needs his natural aggression. New responsibility may effect his batting. Mushfiqur Rahim was the vice-captain and as he is still in the team, there was no point to put him down from job.

  • ishteeliton on January 7, 2011, 16:39 GMT

    Well done BCB. Sakib is the right choice. But don't select AshraFOOL.

  • on January 7, 2011, 15:42 GMT

    2011 World Cup team for Bangladesh should be like this (in batting order) 1. Tamim 2. Imrul 3. Shahriar/junaed 4. Mushfiq 5. Shakib 6.alok/ashraful 7. mahmudullah 8. Shafiul 9. Rubel 10. Razzak 11. Mashrafee/ s.shuvo/ shahadat. total-15 If mashrafee is fit then he should play and bat at no.8 or whenever requires.. against India 3 pacers may work better. at no.4 Mushfiq can be real handy..he can work the ball here and there....this will be effective to take singles in middle over. alok or ashraful is experienced and can hit big and so one of them should be at no.6. they can bowl as part timer as well. Raqibul can not be a option this time...plz do forget him. it's obvious for world cup to pick the right team. i think only lick of this team is whether Mashrafee is fit or not....nOthing else.... keep going Bengal tigers...

  • Third_Gear on January 6, 2011, 7:32 GMT

    Ofcourse not in the WC SQUAD byt why Arafat Sunny does not get a call to the national team ??? Since long time he is performing excellent in the domestic cricket.

  • smudgeon on January 4, 2011, 21:26 GMT

    Good decision for Shakib to retain the captaincy. He's the kind of player you want leading a side on the verge of brekaing through. I hope the vice-captaincy doesn't create any issues for Tamim, so much relies on him & Shakib - but why did they take the VC away from Mushfiqur? Maybe it's less to do with his performances and more acknowledging just how important Tamim is to Bangladesh' future. Reward for some brilliant performances in 2010, I think. Never ceases to amaze me how much the rest of the cricketing world underestimates Bangladesh - they're a young side, and while they're not yet world- beaters (everyone has to start somewhere), there is enough talent in the team to continue their development as a competitive side. They'll bloody a few noses in the world cup, that's for sure...best of luck boys!

  • on January 4, 2011, 4:51 GMT

    if sakib done some good win for BD team what i think that sakib would be the best one to lead world cup matches.

  • on January 3, 2011, 20:07 GMT

    I think BCB took right decision. I believe that Ashraful will not playing world cup. Sharer Nafess will be right choice for world cup beacuse he's doing well in Ghoroa cricket.

  • on January 3, 2011, 18:43 GMT

    @Deshi cricketfan & other Indian supporters.............So, what do u guys want? A bd team is is ready to be beaten by India..........?????Look its true we are not as strong as India because still we are developing and India probably the no. 1 team today, but it does not mean that they surely beat Bangladesh. Look at the history. Indian teams always broke under a tremendous expectation in the previous world cup tournaments, specially at their home grounds, didn't matter how strong or weak they were!!!@ bks123, how much teams came to the world cricket as champion??? I hate Indian and Aussi cricket board because of their arrogance. ICC should gain more power and free cricket from these two boards and people who like see ipl and 3 & 4 strong taems tournament and when their team lost, attacked their player's house...............should give up cricket watching and should concentrate on Rugby!!!

  • Azilur on January 2, 2011, 20:28 GMT

    Guys,,,,,watch out the first game. IND cannot afford to take BD lightly, if they do a little bit,,,,BANG BANG...BD strikes..! Got this feeling that BD is going to pull that game off....! Go TIGERS...GO...! All the best...Cheers..!

  • fanacric on January 2, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    @DesiCricketfan ..........dude, please just don't give us any reason why India did not invite Bangladesh to play not even a one-dayer in last "ten years"! We have enough heard of it so, please just give us a break! To us, the reason is crystal clear! However, for our sake we are ready to play against India wherever it's possible. Then again, there is a limit right? If we are ready to shake your hands everytime then you should do the same at least once, I guess.

  • ISHTIAQ_BD on January 2, 2011, 8:01 GMT

    I think Sakib is the right person for the job. But for Tamim it's a bit too early. BD needs his natural aggression. New responsibility may effect his batting. Mushfiqur Rahim was the vice-captain and as he is still in the team, there was no point to put him down from job.

  • on January 2, 2011, 6:06 GMT

    I'm just as big a fan as all the Cricket lovers in the country(BD)......but plz to those of you who just try to make it blurry by saying stupid stuffs and most importantly crappy stuffs about the Indian team......plz guyz try to be logical! Yes we did have one hell of a game against them in 2007 WC, but that doesn't set another win for us in the following WC...!!! To be realistic, I would say, India is right now the best team in the world considering their consistency both in Test and ODI formats. So it's never gonna be easy to beat them with so much ease. However, it has to be said, Bangladesh is capable of doing anything at home....and with the team balance that we have at the moment, I do expect another good one from our tigers! We have been performing superbly over the last 6 months or so....now what we need to do is just maintain the consistency!

  • DeshiTexan on January 1, 2011, 23:43 GMT

    Folks this is the sport of cricket you are talking about! I am sure all of us support our team to the fullest and wish the best for them, but PLEASE keep the national politics out of it. If you bring the 1971 independence war into the discussion....you are no longer talking about cricket... you need to find a different forum for that discussion. All the best to the Tigers. I am sure they will make us proud. Cheers.

  • on January 1, 2011, 22:58 GMT

    It's great to know Sakib is the official captain for 2011. I think he will do the team good and make our Nation proud this year. I hope Tamim doesn't get carried away though but knowing him from games, interviews and personally having the opportunityt to shake his hand and exchange few words, I think he will handle his leadership role very well.

  • DesiCricketfan on January 1, 2011, 17:29 GMT

    @ NAF AKBAR... After 2007 world cup let me refresh your memory, after the world cup India played n Bangladesh and beat them comprehensively. It is not that India doesnot want to invite bangladesh, the thing is we are sitting home do not know how the schedules fits. i agree with few comments from people that beat Pakistan and feel proud rather than thinking of beating India comprehensively. Bangladesh is a good team but stop talking like Aussies or News Channels. watch out what happens when it comes to the Big day. Let us hope for a good cricket to be played.Good Luck to all.... 1983 underdogs won the world cup, let us see what happen this time.

  • on January 1, 2011, 16:34 GMT

    i appreciate this decision but i m worried as well. Shakib is the man who can handle captaincy pretty well as he proved it but tamim....!!!! Tamim is the man who only needs to hit the ball very hard not captaincy right now as he has a plenty of time to lead tiger....I just can say one thing, plz don spoil tamim giving him extra pressure...he is natural big hitter~~~~~~

  • on January 1, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    Actually i am also a fan of great Tendulkar............... i just become astonished to see him being more and more prefect each day......... he has become an artist....Hope India to do good in World cup...

    waiting for a great match on the 19 th of february.........one thing i am sure that beating IND in 2007 was an upset........ upsets dont happen every time........ but one thing has been changed probably , even if BD becomes group champion it won't be a surprise to me............. Even WI can go to the next round........ but i would really be surprised if BD doesn't make to the quarters............... now lemme explain so much anger of BD supporters....... yes we r angry with INDIA and ICC........ coz last time ICC made a format to ensure only most matches among the renowned teams rather giving chance to the new comers...... something happened last time so this time they make sure that no giants get out earlier.............INDIA coz created by indian board's behaviour.....

  • on January 1, 2011, 13:46 GMT

    @ LM10Arg......i think you are talking in different track we are talking about sports here forget about 1971 and honestly speaking in my eyes india is our role model( i mean for bangladesh). if we learn something we can learn from india not pakistan because now they are leading the world and when we play against india we feel more comfortable and we play much better cricket i believe 19 th of feb 2011 , cricket world will see the same attitude from bangladesh.

  • BD_ROCKS_jisaan on January 1, 2011, 8:50 GMT

    @thestunner... then it was all greg chappel's fault...hahhahahhaha! thanks for discovering that!!

  • on January 1, 2011, 7:26 GMT

    great decision... Best of luck Shakib in the world Cup and rest of your captaincy career...

  • on January 1, 2011, 6:52 GMT

    Great decision, Indeed. Kapali and Shahriar is playing well in premier league,expecting them in final squad.Shakib and tamim will be leading tigers from the front side.Hope WC 2011 will be great one for us.

  • on January 1, 2011, 6:13 GMT

    BCB's decision is perfect. Now BCB's main job is to announce a 15 palyer team for world cup. Not an easy one!! I suggest to include Shahria Nafees as a no. 3 batsman. And my suggested team is:

    1. Tamim Iqbal 2. Imrul Kayes 3. Shahriar Nafees 4. Mushfiqur Rahman 5. Sakib-AL-Hasan 6. Nayeem Islam 7. Alok Kapali 8. Mashrafee Bin Mortuza 9. Shuvo 10. Abdur Razzak 11. Shafiul Islam

    Stand by: 12. Mahmudullah Riad 13. Junaid Siddiki 14. Rubel Hossain 15. I don't Know!! but not Rakibul...

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If someone have a relationship to any of the BCB's stuff, please kindly send them this msg.

    We need a hard hitter in the slok overs...

  • amhagers on January 1, 2011, 5:40 GMT

    I want to remind some of my friends that Shakib and Tamim has been assigned for the whole year 2011. This is a good move indeed.

    But I also agree Mushfiq could be much better selection for the vice-captain. It's too early for Tamim, he have not captained any team even at domestic level before. Even considering the tempo Tamim providing at this moment, any burden shouldn't be set on the top two performer at the same time.

  • on January 1, 2011, 5:13 GMT

    @desicricketfan we are not getting arrogant but the fact india have never invited us for a series at their grounds so picking up from 2007 we want them to give a good whipping they dont want us to play in india.......so the tigers bleed the man in blue bleed them bad its our playground ppl its our fortress.........go shakib go tamim..........go bd cricket team

  • on January 1, 2011, 4:29 GMT

    thanx BCB for a solid decsn.. congrts shakib & tamim.. best of luck for bd team

  • LM10Arg on January 1, 2011, 4:14 GMT

    @Tahmid_scofield, I really don't understand why bangladeshis are obsessed with beating India. Ok u beat India in 2007 and u deserve credit. But u guyz shouldn't forget that an upset is just an upset. And this Indian team is way more fearsome than the one in 2007 under a joke of a coach like chapell. Also India went to bangladesh after that and beat them on ODIs and tests. And what's the point of so much hate towards India? If anything, u should hope that u get to play pakistan at some point in the world cup and beat them. Don't forget India helped u beating pakis in 1971. So u should be obsessed with beating pakistan rather than India. I hope u guyz qualify for the next round but don't go over the top about India game, or else u might get humiliated.

  • diness_shewag on January 1, 2011, 4:10 GMT

    this is the correct decision to give captancy to mr sakib.he is performaing well in the role of captian

  • on January 1, 2011, 3:57 GMT

    i reading the comments of Bangla cricket team's idiot supporters...................beat INDIA...........................in ur Dream.................Good luK...........

  • on January 1, 2011, 3:55 GMT

    Great Choice. Shakib is always the best person to be the captain, and Tamim needs to be prepared for future.

    Bangladesh will reach 2nd stage, certainly

  • on January 1, 2011, 3:21 GMT

    why do Bengalis dream so much and get blased all the time beating NZ is nothing we whipped them 5-0 and pls dont stress your brain cells by thinking of wining this might hurt your chances to win =P JAI HIND

  • hasib9 on January 1, 2011, 1:21 GMT

    @thestunner316_15: get a life... we will kick india out of this world cup, YET AGAIN.. HAHAHAHA. muhahahahaha..

  • hasib9 on January 1, 2011, 1:09 GMT

    Fair enough. I think Tamim deserves a promotion after such good performance. Though, Mushfiq, or in my opinion, Mahmudullah, could be other options for vice-captain.

  • on December 31, 2010, 23:41 GMT

    what a big breath released............................. Thanks BCB, finnaly u decided a good dicision..... congrats for Shakib N Tamim...........best of luck both of u n Bangladesh.

  • DesiCricketfan on December 31, 2010, 21:52 GMT

    Why do people think that Bangladesh will beat India? BD have done well recently but how could you guys think India will get beat up again. i have been BD SUPPORTER but it seems like it is time to move and forget about supporting them. We all know that NZ got beaten there but if this is making them arrogant then good luck to you guys. BD supporters have guts to roar. Lets wait & watch what happens in WC2011. We just need to see a good game... good luck tigers. This years format is different. four teams in Group B that may qualify are England, India, SA, BD. Good Luck to all these Teams.

  • on December 31, 2010, 20:34 GMT

    @ Tahmid_scofield what about the other teams???

  • bks123 on December 31, 2010, 19:50 GMT

    No minnows in the WC plz..Don't include a team that has not won atleast 1% of the matches with the last WC champion team in the last 4 years..whoever the team is...

  • on December 31, 2010, 19:49 GMT

    @East_West: dude are you a cricket follower? We just beat Zim and NZ !! dude get you comment right and read some newspapers !! LOL

  • on December 31, 2010, 19:28 GMT

    Tamim will be a good captain..just don't rush it tigers!

  • banglamade on December 31, 2010, 19:19 GMT

    Inshallah i will do anything 2 get a ticket of the match b/w ban v/s ind on feb 19th. Can't afford 2 miss we kicking 11 blue ass in2 red & kick them out of the wc like 2007

  • DeshiTexan on December 31, 2010, 19:10 GMT

    "...if it ain't broke..don't fix it"...BCB should have kept Musfiqur Rahim on his role as vice captain. He has better temperament.

    This time around Indian board made sure their team don't get kicked out only by loosing to BD. Did you notice WC2011 has only 2 large groups compared to 4 groups in the WC 2007? There is a smaller chance for teams like India or England to get kicked out in the first round of games.

  • on December 31, 2010, 19:03 GMT

    i firmly believe its a wise decision to pick tamim..cuz there is no such thing as much pressure on him as will be upon shakib..so pressure wnt b a problem..rather mushfiq's recent form shows he needs some respite and to focus jst on keeping and batting:D

    my friend east/west..let me give you a little brief note: I agree with you that we lost to ireland netherland zimbabwe happy? ok now listen to me: remmember hw many times india lost to zimbabwe..bd dint lose that many times..so its a shame for u cuz india is "supposedly" the stronger opposition..hence . you suck! and then new zealand beat the hell out of indian in micromax tri seires by 200 runs!..holy shit..then we thrashed them..they were so dazzled and demoaralised they lost to you guys as well...so credits to us for thrashing them..making it easier for you to beat them..and nw pakistans getting whipped..:D so stay home under blanket..& bet that bd will beat indiia..cuz trust me ur gonna win a lot of money:D

  • on December 31, 2010, 18:09 GMT

    I think that Musfiqur Rahim could be good as a Vice-Cpatian, even as a Captain in case of any emergency. Tamim is a good cricketer but he needs more time to perform this kind of job. As we know that he loves to hit each and every ball........if he has to do his job (incase as a captain), it will be tough for him to play his own(style) game. Captain or Vice-Captain both need cool temper. Good Luck Bangladesh and our New Vice Captain. Happy New Year to all Bangladeshi Cricket Fans and well wishers around the world.

  • on December 31, 2010, 17:42 GMT

    oh!great.great great great..he is great performer in tiger team.....number one all rounder ICC all rounder Ranking ..........I hope every time success her career.................

  • thestunner316_15 on December 31, 2010, 17:24 GMT

    bangladesh is an ordinary team... PERIOD... the talk of bangladesh knocking us out of the WC is hilarious... lightning only strikes once... plus if greg chappel was coaching the windies team of the 70s and 80s, they would have lost to this bangladeh team as well...

  • on December 31, 2010, 16:52 GMT

    Don't understand why the BCB selects captain and vice captain on an ad hoc basis. Sakib has proved over and over again why he is the ideal candidate for captaincy and Mushfiq as his vice captain, so why not just stick to them. I am utterly disappointed with BCB. Mushfiq should be the vice captain. Handing Tamim the role of VC may lead to disaster and we might see it affecting Tamim's game just like it did to Ashrafool.

    Rather than wasting so much time on such matters, BCB should focus more on bringing new talents to the squad. Bangladesh team needs more fast bowling alrounders like Mashrafe. Also our bowlers should go through more batting practice since the top order do occasionally fall like a house of cards. I will be thrilled to bits if Bangladesh should manage to reach the semi-finals in the upcoming WC.

  • on December 31, 2010, 16:48 GMT

    the thing is sakib doesn't want to be the captain. he wants to concentrate on his game, and this guy has the potential to be the greatest all rounder of all time, even surpass imran khan, wasim akram and kapil.

  • Bang_La on December 31, 2010, 16:45 GMT

    @East_West, its NOT Inda bash, its a forecast he made and it is going to happen, trust me. And @ third_gear, I agree with you. It would have been better to keep Tamim load-free.

  • Azilur on December 31, 2010, 16:03 GMT

    Good decision....With Shakib, Bangladesh have always been playing positive cricket. The team gels pretty well with Shakib leading from the front. Tamim too undoubtedly have got good cricketing brain....Good Luck for the WC....Cheers...!!

  • Tahmid_scofield on December 31, 2010, 15:36 GMT

    @east west>>u have a good team dat doesn necessarily mean u hav conquered every thing,,,,i as a bangladeshi wan2 smack down india,,,u stay with ur EGO,,

  • asadkum on December 31, 2010, 15:22 GMT

    Mohammad Asad from USA.... Sakib deserves to be a captain for the long term ...... Tamim as vice captain is not a bad pick. All the best.

  • Third_Gear on December 31, 2010, 15:12 GMT

    East_West : Looks like u have forgot about WC 2007, we will recall ur memory in the WC 2011. Big mouth Indians will be thrashed and out of the tournament inshllah by us only and the history will be back again on 19Th Feb 2011 Opening Match BD vs IN.

  • Tybalt on December 31, 2010, 14:45 GMT

    Agreed with Rezaul that Mushfiqur is an ideal vice-captain! I have been tremendously impressed with him ever since his first trip to England. Mushfiqur has the temperament to be a great leader of men, he in unflappable and loves his cricket.

  • East_West on December 31, 2010, 14:42 GMT

    Tahmid_scofield: yeah! beat ZIM first then IRELAND then.......looks like you are so caught up on INDIA BASHING! grow up!!

  • on December 31, 2010, 14:12 GMT

    shakib al hasan is perfect for captaincy but mushfiqur also good for vice captain.mushfiq has ability to lead bangladesh team.

  • on December 31, 2010, 13:33 GMT

    Thats a good decision from the board

  • Fazlu25.BD on December 31, 2010, 13:25 GMT

    Congratulation to Shakib but one thing that why BCB is not giving him captaincy for long term. Just one or two series! to prove as a real and genuine captaincy Shakib should get long term duty.

  • on December 31, 2010, 13:20 GMT

    best choice for captain and vice captain. Now we are looking forward to seeing a balanced final fifteen. some players like Nafees, Kapali are doing well in running premier Dhaka cricket league. so it is a very tough job for the selectors to select the final 15 members.

  • on December 31, 2010, 13:17 GMT

    thanks bcb to make a right decesion

  • Third_Gear on December 31, 2010, 13:11 GMT

    Shakib is the best choice. Affraid that Vice captaincy does put an extra pressure on Tamim,think its too early and just before world cup its not correct to give such task to Tamim.

  • Tahmid_scofield on December 31, 2010, 13:07 GMT

    go shakib,,beat india in d WC

  • on December 31, 2010, 12:40 GMT

    shakib will do a lot of good to bangladeshi cricket in 2011.2011is a defining year for bangladesh.he is best suited for the job.

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  • on December 31, 2010, 12:40 GMT

    shakib will do a lot of good to bangladeshi cricket in 2011.2011is a defining year for bangladesh.he is best suited for the job.

  • Tahmid_scofield on December 31, 2010, 13:07 GMT

    go shakib,,beat india in d WC

  • Third_Gear on December 31, 2010, 13:11 GMT

    Shakib is the best choice. Affraid that Vice captaincy does put an extra pressure on Tamim,think its too early and just before world cup its not correct to give such task to Tamim.

  • on December 31, 2010, 13:17 GMT

    thanks bcb to make a right decesion

  • on December 31, 2010, 13:20 GMT

    best choice for captain and vice captain. Now we are looking forward to seeing a balanced final fifteen. some players like Nafees, Kapali are doing well in running premier Dhaka cricket league. so it is a very tough job for the selectors to select the final 15 members.

  • Fazlu25.BD on December 31, 2010, 13:25 GMT

    Congratulation to Shakib but one thing that why BCB is not giving him captaincy for long term. Just one or two series! to prove as a real and genuine captaincy Shakib should get long term duty.

  • on December 31, 2010, 13:33 GMT

    Thats a good decision from the board

  • on December 31, 2010, 14:12 GMT

    shakib al hasan is perfect for captaincy but mushfiqur also good for vice captain.mushfiq has ability to lead bangladesh team.

  • East_West on December 31, 2010, 14:42 GMT

    Tahmid_scofield: yeah! beat ZIM first then IRELAND then.......looks like you are so caught up on INDIA BASHING! grow up!!

  • Tybalt on December 31, 2010, 14:45 GMT

    Agreed with Rezaul that Mushfiqur is an ideal vice-captain! I have been tremendously impressed with him ever since his first trip to England. Mushfiqur has the temperament to be a great leader of men, he in unflappable and loves his cricket.