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Mortaza replaces Shakib as captain for UK tour
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan
Event:Bangladesh in British Isles 2010

DateLine: 29th June 2010

 

Shakib Al Hasan has been removed as the Bangladeshi skipper for the upcoming tour of England, Ireland and Scotland. Mashrafe Mortaza replaces him at the top job. Shakib will serve as Mortaza's deputy.

 

Mortaza had been appointed captain for the tour of the West Indies, but suffered a knee injury and was replaced by Shakib, who went on to lead the side to victory in both the Test and one-day series against the depleted rivals.

 

The Bangladeshi cricket official claimed that Shakib had voluntarily stepped down to concentrate on his cricket.

 

Under Shakib, Bangladesh lost a home Test series against India and were beaten both at home and away by England. They also fared poorly in the recent Asia Cup in Sri Lanka where they lost all three matches.

 

Bangladesh are due to play three one-day internationals against England and two each against Ireland and Scotland on the tour, which starts on July 3.

 

Bangladesh's one-day squad:

 

Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Jahurul Islam, Junaid Siddique, Raqibul Hasan, Faisal Hossain, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Syed Rasel, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Hossain.

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