Bangladesh’s decision to nominate a strong 17-member roster for the forthcoming Asia Cup shows their dedication to producing a strong team for the competition. Bangladesh has secured a strong leadership presence with Shakib Al Hasan at the helm following Tamim Iqbal’s resignation from the captaincy.
Bangladesh’s decision to include young talents Tanzid Hasan Tamim and Shamim Hossain Patwary in their 17-member squad for the Asia Cup 2023 showcases the team’s commitment to nurturing emerging players and building a dynamic lineup. Both players come with promising track records, with their experiences as part of the Bangladesh U19 team that secured the World Cup victory in 2020 underscoring their potential.
“Tanzid has been brilliant in the last couple of years and has played tremendously well in the recently concluded Emerging Asia Cup,” BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin said. “He is an attacking opener and could put up runs briskly. We have high hopes on him.”
The continued exclusion of veteran Mahmudullah from the squad, despite his inclusion in the fitness camp, showcases the selectors’ decision to persist with their chosen players even in the face of experienced options.
“We held long discussions about Mahmudullah in the early stages,” Abedin said at the press conference. “We have put him off after considering oppositions and conditions. I think it was a good decision by the team management. We have spoken about it with the coach and captain.”
Bangladesh Squad for Asia Cup 2023
Bangladesh’s opening fixture in the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka, scheduled for August 31 in Pallekele, marks a significant start to their campaign in the tournament.Bangladesh squad: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Litton Das, Tanjid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mamhud, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Mohammad Naim
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