Tuesday 20 September 2011 

Mushfiqur Rahim Named New Bangladesh Captain

Mushfiqur Rahim Named New Bangladesh Captain
Mushfiqur Rahim Named New Bangladesh Captain
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Wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim has been named as the new Bangladesh captain and he will have all-rounder Mahmudullah as his deputy.

They replace Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal respectively, who were sacked by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) following a disappointing tour of Zimbabwe, where Bangladesh lost a Test match by 130 runs and then a One-Day International series 3-2.

Rahim scored his maiden ODI century during the series and is now set to become the 13th man to captain Bangladesh in international cricket when he takes charge for upcoming home series against the West Indies and Pakistan.

"Rahim will captain the national team for Tests and limited-over matches for the home series against the West Indies and Pakistan," BCB spokesman Rabeed Imam told news agency AFP.

"The West Indies will tour from October and Pakistan from the last week of November."

AFP also report that Shakib and Tamim were accused of indiscipline during the tour of Zimbabwe, who hadn't played a Test for six years before meeting Bangladesh.

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