The Bangladesh Cricket Board has decided to make their Fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza as the Bangladeshi One-Day International (ODI) team captain for the series against Zimbabwe, replacing Mushfiqur Rahim. However, Rahim was retained as the captain of the Test team despite of poor run in the year 2014.

Mortaza has played just 139 ODIs for Bangladesh since his debut way back in 2001, as he was a regular coustamer been let down by injuries, over the years.

It is going to be a challenge for Bangladesh to beat Zimbabwe, who were impressive in the recently concluded Triangular series against South Africa and Australia, beating Australia and coming very close against South Africa in one or two games.

However, Bangladesh are always a tough side to face at home. Having a record of cleansweeping  New Zealand twice in two series and did a fair job against India with ball but their batting was unimpressive even in their recent tour to West Indies as well. With the new change of captain they will be having much to play for heading into the ICC World Cup 2015.

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