Xtra Time Web Desk. Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib al Hasan and Liton Das may not get NOC from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to participate in the upcoming IPL 2023 season till April 8. Both Shakib and Liton will be part of the Test for the Tigers. squad for the one-off Test match against Ireland from April 4-8. It is highly unlikely that BCB will allow Shakib and Litton to miss the Test match against Ireland at home.
Shakib recently led Bangladesh to an emphatic T20I series win over England. It will be interesting if the all-rounder is given the KKR captaincy role as Shreyas Iyer is likely to miss the first half of IPL 2023. The KKR management has several options like New Zealand Test captain Tim Southee, the West Indian cricketers. Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. There are talks of giving Rinku Singh the lead role as well. Nitish Rana also has the experience of leading Delhi in first-class cricket.
Shakib, who played a key role in KKR winning two IPL trophies, is one of the greatest cricketers to emerge from Bangladesh. He has been a regular for the national team and has played a key role in their success in recent years. He is Bangladesh’s leading run-scorer and wicket-taker in both Tests and ODIs.