After Mominul Haque stepped down due to a bad run of form, Bangladesh named all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as Test captain for the third time on Thursday. Liton Das, a batsman, has been selected as Bangladesh’s new vice-captain ahead of a two-Test series against the West Indies later this month. At a news conference, BCB president Nazmul Hassan said, “They will stay in the posts until a further decision is made.” On Tuesday, Mominul resigned as Test captain. In six Test matches in 2022, the 30-year-old left-hander has scored 162 runs at an average of 16.20.

He scored 11 runs in three innings in the recent series against Sri Lanka, which Bangladesh lost 1-0. Shakib, 35, will be captaining the Test team for the third time. Following being appointed in 2009, he was fired in 2011 after a series defeat in Zimbabwe, but was re-appointed in 2017. He held the job until the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned him in 2019 for failing to disclose unethical tactics. Shakib led Bangladesh in 14 matches in his prior spells as captain, winning three and losing eleven.

On June 5, the team will depart for the West Indies. During the visit, Bangladesh will also play three Twenty20 internationals and three one-day internationals. Bangladesh’s T20 and ODI teams will be led by batsmen Mahmudullah Riyad and Tamim Iqbal, respectively.