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Najmul Hossain Shanto, who was named captain for the third ODI against New Zealand, indicated that he will adopt Shakib Al Hasan's leadership motto in order to prepare himself to lead the national side in the future.
Shakib was rested from the three-match series, while Litton Das, who led the team in the first two games, was permitted to rest for the third.
Shanto had already been mentioned as a future captain, therefore he was given the duty of leading the team in a game that turned out to be a 'do or die' game for Bangladesh to prevent their first series defeat at the hands of the Kiwis since 2008.
The Black Caps are up 1-0 in the series following their 86-run victory in the second game. The first match was washed out due to heavy rain.
"Shakib bhai has always been my favourite cricketer. As a captain we have seen MS Dhoni and everyone likes him a lot. In my case, I like the way Shakib bhai leads the team and deals with every player. I had the opportunity to play with him in the BPL and learnt a lot of things from him. The experience I have and what I have learnt from my senior brothers I will try to use those in the game," Shanto said in the pre-match press conference on Monday.
The BCB appointed Shanto as their 16th ODI captain. Shanto savoured the opportunity, saying that he is keen to show his credentials.
"In future if there is a possibility to lead the side I will surely give it a try and to be honest this is a dream for every cricketer to lead his country,”
"The captaincy came to me this time and if there is an opportunity in future will try to fulfill the responsibility to the best of my ability," he added.