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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named Liton Das as captain for the three-match ODI series against India, which gets underway on Sunday.
The 28-year-old right-hander has scored 1,835 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.
‘Liton 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 Liton has the attributes to do a good job as captain,’ said BCB's cricket operations committee chairman Jalal Yunus.
The first two ODIs will take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on December 4 and 7 while the third is scheduled at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on December 10.
Liton Das (Captain), Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mahmudullah, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shoriful Islam.