Bangladesh tour of Pakistan
Domingo backs Mahmudullah to lead in the next ICC World T20
|| CF Correspondent ||
Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo said on Sunday that Mahmudullah should lead the side in the upcoming ICC World Twenty20.
The way Bangladesh have formed the T20 squad for the upcoming with lots of youngster and it implies that they are not only thinking of the Pakistan series but also having an eye for the global tournament.
According to Domingo not only selecting the cricketers for the global event is important but they also have to fix their next leader.
Bangladesh Cricket Board handed the reins of Bangladesh’s T20 squad to Mahmudullah after the ICC slapped a two-year ban on regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan for failing to report three corrupt approaches.
BCB) named Mahmudullah as the T20 captain during their much-anticipated tour of India which comprises three T20 Internationals and he did well in India as Tigers went down by 2-1 margin in the series, earning their maiden win against India in the shortest format.
The one-year ban that he has to serve will keep him out of next year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) and also the World T20 to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15 the same year.
Domingo said that he want Mahmudullah to lead the side until the World Cup as that will give him some time to work out and a make a plan of action with his teammates for the mega event.
“I am hoping he leads us in the World Cup T20. He has my full support. I thought he did a great job in India. I have enjoyed working with him. I think he is a good professional. He has respect of the change room. He is a world-class player. He is my captain,’’ said Domingo.
Mahmudullah missed the opening day practice due to flu though BCB official insisted that he will be fine before they travel to Pakistan.
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