In this era of T20, the rivalry between national teams and franchise leagues is increasing. Many cricketers around the world prefer franchise leagues over national teams. Its main objective is to earn huge amount of money. Bangladesh’s Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan is also not out of it.
He left the international series for the country and went to play in the CPL.
Interestingly, the Proteas left-arm wrist spinner, who was replaced by Shakib Al Hasan who joined Guyana Amazon Warriors, left the league midway through the call-up to the national team (Source: Cricinfo). Meanwhile, the Bangladesh national team started its journey to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday. Apart from practicing there, the Tigers will play two international T20 matches against the hosts on September 25 and 27. However, the captain Shakib Al Hasan is not on this trip!
Shakib started the CPL by hitting ‘golden duck’. T20 World Cup is ahead. And Bangladesh is the weakest team in this format. Each participating team has organized itself. But Bangladesh is going to play the World Cup with that pair of applause. The BCB has arranged a practice camp and two matches in the UAE before joining the tournament in Australia. However, the national team is not getting a regular captain at this important time!
Of course, there are counter-arguments. Shakib will be in the midst of playing in the CPL T20 League. His practice will take place there. Apart from that, in the absence of Shakib, Nurul Hasan Sohan is once again getting a chance to prove his leadership qualities. However, cricket experts feel that Shakib should have stayed with the team at this time. Because the captain’s job is not only to lead on the field; It is also his responsibility to create bonds of camaraderie among the team. Many people think that Shakib is lagging behind.