The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named batsman Litton Kumer Das as captain for the three-match ODI series against India which gets underway on Sunday.
The 28-year-old right-hander, who has scored 1835 runs in 57 ODIs for Bangladesh since making his debut in 2015 against the same opponents, has been entrusted with the role after incumbent captain Tamim Iqbal was forced to withdraw from the squad due to a groin injury.
BCB’s Chairman Cricket Operations Committee Mohammed Jalal Yams said, “Litton is one of the more experienced players in the side and has demonstrated leadership qualities. He has a sharp cricketing mind and reads the game well. It is most unfortunate to lose Tamim to injury for this very important series, especially because under his captaincy the team has played some outstanding cricket in the last couple of years and he has been our most prolific batsman in this format. He will be missed but we also feel that Litton has the attributes to do a good job as captain.”
The first two ODIs take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur, Dhaka on December 4 and 7 while the third is scheduled at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chattogram on December 10.
Bangladesh Squad for India’s ODIs
Litton Kumer Das (Captain), Anamul Hague Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Nasum Ahmed, Mahmud Ullah, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan and Shoriful Islam.