The veteran also stated that Bangladesh team is not in great shape
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan does not want to lead the national team in Tests and T20Is anymore. Al Hasan is one of the team’s strongest players in recent years. The team captain had also faced a number of injuries in the past. He mentions that he is not in a perfect mental state to lead but his team needs him.
‘I am not even mentally prepared to lead in Tests and T20s. But the team is not in a good shape, so I understand that I have to lead to get it back on track. Otherwise, I am not really interested in leading in any format’, said Al Hasan. ‘I can focus on myself if I am not captaining, which would help the team’.
Al Hasan wants the team’s youngsters to start leading the team. ‘I want to see the younger lot to take responsibility. We (Mushfiqur Rahim and Al Hasan) got captaincy at a very young age, but they (the team’s youngsters) have now turned 26-27. Unless you give them responsibility, you won’t know what they can do’, said Al Hasan. ‘The World Test Championship and T20 World Cup are up ahead, so we should plan for the next four years’.
Al Hasan is still expected to lead the team in the following months. The next activity of the team is a one-off Test match against Afghanistan in Chattogram. Al Hasan is the Test captain of the team. He also plays for Dhaka Dynamites, a domestic team that plays in the Bangladesh Premier League. Find out more about the cricket league at Betwala.
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