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Bangladesh- Afghanistan Series

Minhajul confident with Shakib-less squad against Afghans  



ছবি : Minhajul Abedin Nannu, Cricfrenzy

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Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu believes Test captain Shakib al Hasan’s absence is a matter of concern for the Team in red-ball cricket against Afghanistan. Even though he believes the rest of the team are well capable of playing their best without Shakib.

"Shakib is our best player and the captain. It's definitely a concern for us. But there are other players, they are capable of giving their best to the team and the country," Nannu said on Monday to the media.

On July 14, at Mirpur, the lone Test match will start. In Shakib's absence, Litton Das will be the team's captain. Bangladesh team are a bit cautious facing Afghanistan even though they are not a big worry for the Tigers.

"The conditions are really challenging. We have tried to build a strong squad. Hopefully, we will play our best cricket against Afghanistan."

Bangladesh have played only one Test against Afghanistan before where they lost to the visitors four years ago. Nannu is confident the team will bring a better result this time.

"We played against them long ago (in Test cricket). The players are more mature and experienced now. If we can play our best, the result will hopefully come in our favour," he added.