Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria recently stated that Shakib Al Hasan has failed to captain his team well in the Test series opener against India. He pointed out that the all-rounder let the match slip by not using his bowlers well.
Kaneria opined that the players also don’t seem to be happy with Shakib’s leadership. He suggested that the team management should consider handing the captaincy to Litton Das. He made these remarks while speaking on his YouTube channel.
The former leg spinner explained:
He further went on to say that Shakib should not have played the first Test, given that he was not going to bowl a lot of overs due to his injury. The 41-year-old reckoned that Bangladesh should have roped in an extra bowler to replace the senior player for the fixture.
Notably, the 35-year-old bowled just 12 overs and finished wicketless during India’s first innings. The seasoned campaigner failed to make an impact with the bat as well, losing his wicket to Kuldeep Yadav after making just three runs.
Kaneria further stated that India are likely to secure a comfortable victory over the hosts in the opening encounter of the two-match Test series.
He emphasized that Bangladesh struggled despite the home advantage. The former leg spinner predicted that the side will suffer an embarrassing defeat, losing the Test by an innings.
India have the upper hand in the first Test as Bangladesh were reeling at 133/8 at stumps on Day 2. They are still 271 runs behind India’s total of 404 runs.
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