Bangladesh were knocked out from the Asia Cup 2022 in the very first round, have made a few changes to their final squad for the World Cup. Bangladesh selectors announced their 15-man squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
After missing the Super Four berth in the Asia Cup, Bangladesh announces the squad for the ICC T20 World Cup.
Mahmudullah Riyad’s T20 career is hanging on a tightrope after a dip in form and is a significant omission from the setup. Mahmudullah was part of the rise in Bangladesh cricket. The team will surely miss his services in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Riyad made 52 runs at strike rate of 106.12 in the Asia Cup, having made just 99 runs in six T20s earlier.
He has looked like a shadow of the player between the 2016 and 2018 phases.
Shakib al Hasan to lead the team in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
Bangladesh’s recently appointed skipper Shakib Al Hasan has retained his position, along with other senior members of the squad.
Mushfiqur Rahim called it quits in the shorter format. Liton Das replaces Mushfiqur Rahim as the primary wicket keeper in the squad.
Yasir Ali and Nurul Hasan have also returned to the squad, along with Najmul Hossain Shanto and Hasan Mahmud. Bangladesh will not feature Parvez Hossain Emon, Anamul Haque, Mahedi Hasan and Mohammad Naim.
Furthermore, Shoriful Islam, Rishad Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar will travel with the squad as reserves. The same squad will be touring New Zealand for a tri-series, scheduled to begin on October 7 and involve Pakistan too.
Bangladesh has been placed in Group 2 along with India, Pakistan, South Africa, and two qualifiers from the first round. The Bangla tigers will play their first match on October 24 while their other matches are on October 27, 30, and on November 2 and 6.
Bangladesh Squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022
Shakib Al Hasan (C), Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Litton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan Sohan (VC), Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nasum Ahmed
Standby players: Shoriful Islam, Rishad Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar