Shanto will captain Bangladesh in the third One-Day International.

Shanto was on fire in the Asia Cup before suffering an injury midway through.

Najmul Hossain Shanto will become Bangladesh’s 16th ODI captain after the Bangladesh Cricket Board named him to lead the team against New Zealand in the series finale on September 26 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

The New Zealand team leads the series 1-0 after an 86-run victory over the host in the second ODI after the first game was called off due to rain.

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal and Liton Kumar Das will be rested for the third ODI against New Zealand, according to Cricbuzz.

Bangladesh’s squad has undergone a number of changes, with Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, and Shoriful Islam all returning after missing the first two games.

Bangladesh’s experiment with the team concludes with the game ahead of the ICC World Cup, and it appears all but certain that Mahmudullah will make the 15-member World Cup squad following his career-saving 49 runs against New Zealand in the second game.

After trying several cricketers in place of Mahmudullah after he was rested from ODIs following the home series against England, team management wanted what he had to offer, and he grabbed it with both hands.

“He (Mahmudullah) was brilliant, and we had a small partnership, and his intent was good, and it never seemed like he was coming after a six to seven-month gap.” “He looked good, the fielding was good, and whenever the ball came to him, he tried to give it his all, and personally, I think he did really well,” Tamim said after the second game against New Zealand.

Team : Najmul Hossain Shanto (Captain), Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Zakir Hasan, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Rishad Hossain