Bangladesh Names 15-Member Squad for World Cup 2023 Without A Big Player
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has unveiled a formidable 15-member squad for the highly anticipated ODI World Cup 2023, set to kick off in India. In a surprising development, veteran opener Tamim Iqbal has been excluded from the squad due to ongoing fitness issues.
Experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will lead the Bangladeshi squad as the captain, bringing his wealth of experience and leadership skills to the forefront. The squad comprises several renowned players, including Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Tawhid Hridoy, Taskin Ahmed, and Mustafizur Rahman, all of whom are expected to play pivotal roles in Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign.
The team also features promising talents such as Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Sakib, Tanzid Tamim, and Mahmudullah Riyad. With this mix of seasoned campaigners and emerging talents, Bangladesh appears to have assembled a well-balanced squad with the potential to make a significant impact on the global stage.
However, the notable omission of Tamim Iqbal from the squad has raised eyebrows among fans and cricket enthusiasts. The decision to exclude Tamim, one of Bangladesh’s most experienced and reliable batters, is attributed to concerns over his persistent back injury. The BCB’s priority is to ensure that Tamim’s fitness is up to the mark for the demanding World Cup, and his absence will be felt as Bangladesh aims for a successful campaign in the tournament.
As the ODI World Cup 2023 draws closer, all eyes will be on Bangladesh’s revamped squad and their quest to make their mark on the international cricket stage.