Shakib Al Hasan appointed Bangladesh Test captain

Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has been appointed Bangladesh Test captain and will lead the side in the upcoming Test series against the West Indies. The 35-year-old ace allrounder, Bangladesh’s highest wicket-taker in Tests and the third top run scorer, takes over the captaincy from Mominul Haque who has recently announced his intension to step down after leading the side in 17 matches. Shakib had previously captained Bangladesh in 14 Tests.

The BCB Board in its third meeting held today, also announced Litton Kumer Das as the Test team’s vice captain. The 27-year-old wicket-keeper batsman has been the most prolific run scorer in recent times for Bangladesh and is currently placed 12th in the ICC Test rankings, the highest position attained by a Bangladeshi batsman.