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Shakib retained as Bangladesh captain for World Cup

Shakib Al Hasan has been retained as Bangladesh skipper for the 2011 World Cup while dashing opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been named his deputy by the national selection committee in Dhaka.

cricket Updated: Jan 01, 2011 02:20 IST

Shakib Al Hasan has been retained as Bangladesh skipper for the 2011 World Cup while dashing opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been named his deputy by the national selection committee in Dhaka.

Shakib led Bangladesh to a 4-0 series sweep when the country hosted New Zealand in October, after regular captain Mashrafee Bin Mortaza got injured in the first match.

Bangladesh has been led by either Mortaza or Shakib since the tour of West Indies in 2009. Mortaza's knee injury, however, has affected his chances of leading the side in the mega event.

Tamim, who returned to the line-up after suffering a hand injury during the series against Zimbabwe, replaced wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim as vice captain.