Mosaddek Hossain to lead Bangladesh in third T20I against Zimbabwe

Mahmudullah, who was initially rested for the T20I series, has been brought into the squad as Nurul's replacement

Mohammad Isam
Mohammad Isam
Mosaddek Hossain is ecstatic as Craig Ervine walks back, Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I, Harare, July 31, 2022

Mosaddek Hossain took career-best figures of 5 for 20 in the second T20I  •  AFP/Getty Images

Allrounder Mosaddek Hossain will lead Bangladesh in the third T20I against Zimbabwe after Nurul Hasan was ruled out of the series with an injured index finger he sustained during the second game on Sunday. Mahmudullah, who is already in Zimbabwe for the ODI series, has been named Nurul's replacement in the T20I squad.
Mahmudullah, who was replaced as T20I captain for the series, was part of the senior group of players who were rested for this tour. Bangladesh are without a number of experienced players in the series including Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, while Tamim Iqbal retired from the format in July.
Mosaddek, who took career-best figures of 5 for 20 in the second T20I against Zimbabwe, has captaincy experience in domestic cricket. He has led Abahani in white-ball formats 36 times since 2019 and has also captained the Sylhet Thunder franchise during the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League. Mosaddek has also led Bangladesh A in two matches and has been captain for six first-class matches for Barishal Division and Central Zone in domestic cricket.
Nurul had fractured his left index finger while keeping against fast bowler Hasan Mahmud towards the end of the Zimbabwe innings in the second T20I.
Bangladesh bounced back from a 17-run defeat in the first T20I to win the second game convincingly and level the series 1-1. They will play the third and the final T20I on Tuesday, which will be followed by three ODIs in Harare.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84