Nurul Hasan Is Worthy Of Being Bangladesh's T20 Captain: Shakib Al Hasan

Updated - 24 Jul 2022, 06:55 PM

Shakib Al Hasan. PC-Getty
Shakib Al Hasan. PC-Getty

Shakib Al Hasan believes Nurul Hasan Sohan to be a deserving candidate to captain Bangladesh in Twenty20 internationals. After giving regular skipper Mahmudullah a break, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chose Sohan as the captain for the T20I series in Zimbabwe.

According to reports, the BCB wasn’t pleased with Mahmudullah’s captaincy approach during the game’s shortest format. Shakib, who would not participate in the full Zimbabwe tour, believes that Sohan’s upcoming tour will provide a challenge because of his inexperience as a team captain.

Nurul Hasan (Image Credits: Twitter)
Nurul Hasan (Image Credits: Twitter)

The Zimbabwe Series Will Be A Good Challenge For Nurul Hasan: Shakib Al Hasan

“I think he has been given the captaincy because he is worthy of it. BCB thinks that it can give a lot to Bangladesh in the future. That is why he was actually given the captaincy. I wish him all the best. The Zimbabwe series will be a good challenge. I hope he can overcome that challenge,” Shakib was quoted as saying.

Mahmudullah is still Bangladesh’s regular T20I captain, BCB Cricket Operations Chairman Jalal Yunus earlier stated. He added that it was decided to rest Riyad after speaking with the veteran.


“We have been discussing the T20 team for several days. The issue of Riyad’s captaincy was discussed. Today we called Riyad and discussed the T20 team. After discussing with him, we have decided to send a new team. We will try with some new players. That’s why we’ve chosen Sohan to lead the team,” Yunus was quoted as saying.

Mahmudullah Riyad. (Credits: Twitter

Mahmudullah has been the T20I team’s captain since 2019; he most recently served in that capacity during the T20I series in the West Indies earlier this year.

The first Twenty20 International between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh is slated to take place at the Harare Sports Club on July 30.

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