Samarnath Soory
02 Dec 2022 | 12:39 PM

Litton Das to lead Bangladesh in ODI series against India

Regular captain Tamim Iqbal was ruled out of the three-match series due to a groin injury

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Friday named senior batter Litton Das as the captain for the upcoming three-match ODI series against India beginning on December 4.

Bangladesh suffered a double blow on Thursday after lead pacer Taskin Ahmed was ruled out of the first ODI while captain Tamim Iqbal was ruled out of the entire series due to a groin injury.

Das, who has 57 ODIs and scored 1,835 runs at 35.29, has never captained Bangladesh in the format.

"Litton 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," BCB's chairman of cricket of operations Jalal Yunus confirmed.

"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 Litton has the attributes to do a good job as captain," Yunus added in the official statement.

India will play two ODIs on December 4 and 7 at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur followed by the third and final ODI at Chattogram on December 10.

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