Bangladesh- New Zealand Series

Hathurusingha roots for Shanto as long run captain of Bangladesh

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 12:28 মঙ্গলবার, 05 ডিসেম্বর, 2023


Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha expressed considerable praise for Najmul Hossain Shanto's captaincy and leadership qualities, identifying him as a formidable candidate to assume the leadership role for the Tigers in the long run.

Shanto, who is leading the side in the ongoing New Zealand series in the absence of regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan, led the Tiger a famous Test victory collected a lot of praise and admiration for his captaincy.

"His captaincy was excellent because tactically he was really on the mark. He was a step ahead of the game most of the time. He had set very impressive field placing as well, sometimes unorthodox and very effective," Hathurusingha said on Tuesday ahead of the second Test in Mirpur tomorrow.  

Shanto became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to smash a century on his Test captaincy debut when he scored a 198-ball 105 in the second innings of the Sylhet Test.

"His leadership was also excellent. He led from the front with his performance -- batting as well as commanding respect and demanding the standard [from players]. That's a good thing. I think he has a good future ahead. The board has to make a decision [regarding] his captaincy or leadership [for the long term] and the board will take a decision when the time comes," Hathurusingha added.