Bangladesh, under the leadership of charismatic captain Mashrafe Mortaza, suffered a first-round exit in the World Cup as they finished the tournament ranked eighth out of the ten teams. Although Bangladesh began their World Cup campaign on a high note and at one stage looked a strong contender for the semi-finals, they gradually fell apart and failed to withstand pressure against quality sides.
Despite the underwhelming World Cup campaign, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan praised Mashrafe’s captaincy skills. While Mashrafe had a really poor show with both bat and ball, Nazmul believed Mashrafe was still an influential member of the team and claimed Bangladesh will not find a skipper like him anywhere.
"Mashrafe doesn't come into the team as a player. But, if you talk about captain then we won't find a captain like him anywhere. I say this all the time, two players have no replacements. Shakib as a player and Mashrafe as a captain,” the BCB chief said in London.