Shakib won’t be batting at No. 3, confirms Domingo
Najmul Hossain Shanto will be Bangladesh’s No. 3 in the ODI series versus West Indies while Shakib Al Hasan will be available in next to him.
Shanto has actually been in the runs, scoring a hundred in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup. He struck a quickfire 61 in Bangladesh’s second intra-squad video game at BKSP.
” I have had discussions with gamers currently. They understand what their functions are. We have not revealed the final XI to the players. But they will understand today what their specific position is going to be, prior to the media understands who will bat where,” head coach Domingo stated at journalism conference.
” Clearly Shanto has been in truly excellent form. It is terrific to have Shakib back. He had an amazing World Cup at No 3. At the minute I am probably believing of having the experienced players of four, 5 and six being Shakib, Mushfiq and Riyad. It gives us excellent maturity and experience in the middle-order. We understand playing in the sub-continent where the middle-order is so essential.”
Shakib was under 1 year suspension and has not played an ODI since the World Cup, where he scored 606 runs including two hundreds.
Domingo believes No. 4 will offer Shakib a ‘breathing room’ on his resurgence.
“I simply feel that there’s an excellent young gamer in Shanto who is in actually great touch at the moment. He played in the last series against Zimbabwe and we need to make sure that we develop some young batters. In the sub-continent the top 3 is the very best location to establish young batsmen.
“Shakib hasn’t played global cricket in a while so batting at No 4 would give him the breathing space returning into the side. We understand he is a first-rate player. This batting line-up is not set in stone. There’s a long method to opt for the World Cup. We require to take a look at numerous alternatives prior to we choose a batting line-up,” Domingo described.