27 May 2007

Bashir resigns from ODI captaincy

It remains to be seen if Habibul Bashir will be retained as a player or captain when the next Bangladesh coach comes in to replace Dav Whatmore, but he has already said that he's resigning as captain of the ODI side, although he is still available to play. Such are Bangladesh's woes, it makes sense for Bangladesh to keep picking him in the short-term, even though his form over recent months has been atrocious.

I felt a bit sorry for him in the latest Test Match v India which Bangladesh lost by an innings and 239 runs. Clearly he made the wrong decision in putting India in as they made 610-3 with all of the top 4 scoring hundreds, but it shouldn't be forgotten that there were two dropped catches early on. Given the lack of support he got from his team mates, I'm surprised that he's not resigned the Test captaincy as well...

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