After India, New Zealand and Australia, On Tuesday, Bangladesh has announced their 15-member Squad for the most awaited Cricket World Cup 2019 which is going to start from 30th May at England and Wales.
No wonder a veteran pacer Mashrafe Murtaza will lead the tiger’s side. Indeed he is the most successful captain and ready to boom in the showpiece event along with Shakib Al Hasan as a vice-captain.
Bangladesh is currently ranking at 7th position in the ICC ODI’s Rankings. They will begin their World Cup journey against Proteas on June 2 at the Kennington Oval; they will also play two warm-up matches again Pakistan and India on 26th and 28th May respectively.
A comeback of young, energetic Mosaddek Hossain will give ambitious support to the Bangladesh batting line. He is talented, his batting style is blessed with a class of quality strokes.
Mosaddek Hossain showed his skill last year in the Asia Cup, and he is ready to surprise opponents in the event by putting some decent runs.
The Bangladesh officials also picked up a magical pacer Abu Jayed in the squad, who had impressed selector and supporter with a brilliant swing in the test match against New Zealand last month.
Abu Jayed is ready to make his ODI debut with pride in the Mega event.
Abu Jayed could be a destructive and match-turning bowler as the condition of England set to favor his swing. He has played three T20s and 5 Test matches so far and picked up a total of 15 wickets which make him great hope for Bangladesh team.
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Unexpected, Bangladesh team has several injuries and yet selected in the squad. Mushfiqur Rahim, Mstafizur Rehman, Rubel Hossain, and Mahmudullah all of them struggling to overcome the injuries and fit by the time the Gala event begins.
The middle-order batsman Mahmudullah had a shoulder injury during recent tour against New Zealand. Mustafizur Rahman, the left-arm-fast-medium also had an ankle injury while he was playing a warm-up match in the Dhaka Premier League. Rubel Hossain is going through a body strain too, and Mushfiqur Rahim is treating the broken rib from last year.
The chief physicist of BCB, Debashish Chowdhury said that there are no severe fractures and hoping all the player would recover before the premiere event begins.
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The biggest unfortunate lost for the Bangladesh team is the exclusion of Taskin Ahmed, he missed the last tour against New Zealand due to an ankle injury and for sure Bangladesh team and supporter will miss his performance in this summer’s Mega event.Bangladesh Cricket Team has Four Leading Batsmen:
- Tamim Iqbal
- Soumya Sarkar
- Sabbir Rahman
- Mohammad Mithun
- Rubel Hossain
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Mohammad Saifuddin
- Mashrafe Mortaza
- Mehidy Hasan
- Abu Jayed
- Mosaddek Hossain
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Mushfiqur Rahim
- Liton Das