"We have not discussed captaincy yet. We have to take a break and think about it. As I have said before, if it was one series, we could have gone with the vice-captain (Litton) but now we have to think long term," Nazmul told reporters in Dhaka on Saturday (August 5).

"There are two problems. If we think about the long term it is one thing. But there is the World Cup as well and the pressure of the World Cup is not small. If I select a new guy and whether he can take this pressure - we need to consider that as well. If we choose someone on a long term basis and he is not available after one year, what will we do? So we need to discuss these things," he said.

"Shakib is the obvious choice but can you say he will play for two years? We don't know that and so we need to know his plan and talk with the board. I think the easiest choice is Shakib and there is no problem with it," he said.

"Leading in the bilateral series and World Cup are two different things. And whether that influences his (Litton) batting or not, we need to see everything. We will take a decision without hurrying it up," he said.

Bangladesh is under pressure to promptly designate their next ODI captain since the selection committee is hindered from finalizing the squad without a clear leader for the 50-over format.

Anticipated to arrive on August 8, Bangladesh's head coach Chandika Hathurusingha will commence skill training for his team in preparation for the imminent Asia Cup. The tournament is set to take place in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, beginning on August 30.