it should always be bottom 4 full members vs top 4 associates (winners and top teams of the world league). bottom 2 vs top 6 isnt fair.
though the game is progressing, ICC should only bring the best of the associates to the world cup, not as many as possible. top 4 of the associates get a chance, at 4 spots. much more competitive, and fair to all parties involved.
and the bottom 4 spots in the ICC has never been in doubt.. West Indies with their shabby form, NZ with their losing streak, Zimbabwe's rebellion, and of course our mediocrity ensured that.
the bottom 4 vs the top 4 of the associates cud become very interesting.
It is good to let Shakib off captaincy, it will relieve some pressure. He will be offered captaincy again in a few years when he will be more than ready, Bangladesh will voyage into a new horizon then