Tamim new ODI captain
Published: 07:24 PM, 8 March 2020 Updated: 07:58 PM, 8 March 2020
Tamim Iqbal, New ODI captain of Bangladesh
Left-hand opener Tamim Iqbal was named the new captain of Bangladesh ODI and will replace Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the country's most successful ODI skipper.
The decision was made in a meeting of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today.
As full-time ODI captain, Tamim's first assignment will be the one-off ODI against Pakistan on April 1.
Tamim has led Bangladesh in ODIs earlier, captaining the team in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka last July in Mortaza's absence. He had also led the team in the Christchurch Test against New Zealand in January 2017.
Mortaza had announced that the third ODI against Zimbabwe will be his last as Bangladesh skipper and finished his captaincy career on a winning note as Bangladesh sealed a 3-0 victory. Mortaza, however, will continue as a player, subject to selection.
"I cannot say anything about selection. But you have to perform as a captain. And captaincy is huge pressure, especially in international cricket. But when I think of myself as just a player, in that sense, it is a very good decision for me," he had said.