Bangladesh to experiment with Shakib Al Hasan at No. 3

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“We have observed Shakib is an attacking player and can transform equipment and we are established to give him more than enough time to settle in his new posture,” Khaled Mahmud said. © Getty

A new-appear Bangladesh cricket crew is all set to start off a new period as they get ready for the upcoming tri-nation sequence, involving Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka at Dhaka from January 15. The crew had long gone by way of some main variations because their disastrous tour of South Africa, and will now be looking to get back their self-assurance with a note-worthy effectiveness in the tournament.

Right after the South Africa debacle, the unforeseen departure of head mentor Chandika Hathurusingha halfway by way of his tenure remained a main chatting place forward of the working day-evening sequence opener, scheduled to be played at Shere-Bangla National stadium on Monday (January 15).

Bangladesh will hope to use the sequence to settle on a mixture likely forward, just after possessing made some main variations with the exclusions of leading-order batsman Soumya Sarkar and pacer Taskin Ahmed. Tamim Iqbal has observed several opening associates occur and go, but is now probable to be reuinted with Anamul Haque. An damage to Imrul Kayes paved the way for Anamul’s comeback just after a gap of three years.

Bangladesh crew administration be expecting Anamul to bring his domestic circuit type to the fore and simplicity the burden on Tamim’s shoulders, though they’ve also made a decision to use Shakib-Al Hasan the critical purpose of No.3. Shakib’s advertising to the place occurs from Sabbir Rahman’s failures and Imrul Kayes’s discomfort though employed at just one-fall as an alternative of becoming made use of as an opener.

“Number three was a issue mainly because no just one seemed to healthy into it,” Bangladesh’s coaching director Khaled Mahmud said in a pre-match presser on Sunday (January 14).

“We had made a decision to bring Shakib at three mainly because we want anyone to play routinely. We have observed he is an attacking player and can transform equipment and we are established to give him more than enough time to settle in his new posture,” he said.

In the bowling unit, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain are probable to type the rapidly bowling mixture. Abul Hasan will be in competition if the prepare is to go with a four-male rate assault. Mushfiqur will hold the wicket as crew administration consider altering his posture seem to be to have an impact on his total cricket.

Amongst the spinners, there is nevertheless a conclusion to be made – regardless of whether to play Mehedi Hasan together with Shakib, or give remaining-arm spinner Sanjamul Islam a opportunity to confirm his worthy of.

© Cricbuzz

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