Shakib set to return to
No.3 against Sri Lanka

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al
Hasan is set to return at No.3 in the
upcoming three-match ODI series
against Sri Lanka scheduled to be
played from May 23.
Bangladesh’s team management
opted to demote Shakib in his
comeback ODI series after the ban
against West Indies to provide
experience down the order.
However, the ploy did not pay off
as Nazmul Hossain failed to seize
the opportunity at the position that
paved the way for Soumya Sarkar’s
return in the following ODI series
against New Zealand which Shakib
missed.
Minhajul Abedin, the Bangladesh
Chief Selector, confirmed the devel-
opment adding that they feel the
position suits him best.
“He (Shakib) will bat at three
against Sri Lanka (in the ODI’s),”
said Minhajul yesterday.
“That (No.3) is the best place for
him and we feel he will have the
time to settle down before launch-
ing in the middle.

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