Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh’s T20I team, stated that he does not anticipate an immediate change in the national T20 team. Bangladesh’s T20I captain until the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia later this year will be Shakib. A lot will be expected from Shakib, who is one of the most talented and experienced all-rounders.
The next scheduled tournament for Bangladesh is the Asia Cup 2022, where they will play Afghanistan on Tuesday, August 30. Shakib, who took over for Mahmudullah as the T20 team’s captain, has his sights set on the T20 World Cup.
Shakib Al Hasan on the Bangladesh team
The newly named Bangladesh T20I captain, Shakib al Hasan, downplayed the excitement surrounding the upcoming Asia Cup, which begins on August 27. The top all-rounder declared to reporters in Dhaka on Saturday that anyone who anticipates his team performing exceptionally well at the continental tournament is “living in a fool’s paradise.”
Shakib will lead the national team in the upcoming Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates, as well as the T20 World Cup in Australia. The Bangladesh Cricket Board also recently appointed Sridharan Sriram as their technical director, which is another recent change. Shakib declared that he has no objectives for the team in the meantime.
“I have no goals. My only aim is that we can do well in the World Cup and these are the preparations for it. If someone thinks that I can change things within one or two days or someone else will come to change it, then we are living in a fool’s kingdom,” Shakib said.
Shakib believes the team will advance if they perform well in the T20 World Cup. He also stated that they have had no good results since the start of T20Is, with the exception of reaching the Asia Cup final in 2016. He believed they needed to start over because they were far behind in the shortest format.
“See, we first played this type of version in 2006. Since then, we have not had good results, except the Asia Cup final. We are far behind in this version from that point so we have no choice but to make a new start,” Shakib added.