Veteran opener Tamim Iqbal has been appointed the new Bangladesh ODI skipper, replacing the inspirational Mashrafe Mortaza in the position. Mashrafe stepped down from the leadership role following Bangladesh’s series whitewash over Zimbabwe.
The decision to select Tamim was taken at the back of long deliberations between the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) board of directors. He has earlier been in charge of the side when Bangladesh visited Sri Lanka for a three-match ODI series last year but failed to win a game on the disastrous tour.
“This is a massive honour for me. I thank the BCB for trusting me with this responsibility. I am aware that I have huge shoes to fill as Masrafe Bin Mortaza has been a true great for Bangladesh cricket and a model of inspiration as captain for me and all the cricketers,” Tamim said in the aftermath of the appointment.