Tamim Iqbal misses out as Bangladesh announce World Cup 2023 squad

Bangladesh on Tuesday announced their have final 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, with veteran batter Tamim Iqbal missing out.

Notably, Tamim Iqbal had reversed his ODI retirement earlier this year. Tamim had announced to step down as the Bangladesh ODI after a back injury had ruled him out of the 2023 Asia Cup.

However, Tamim regained fitness ahead of the World Cup but unfortunately, wasn’t included in the 15-member squad for the showpiece tournament.

Meanwhile, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will continue to lead the Bangla Tigers in the showpiece event while Najmul Hossain Shanto has been promoted eto vice-captaincy.

Moreover, pacer Ebadot Hossain, who failed to recover in time, has also been left from the World Cup squad. The pacer had earlier suffered a knee injury during the ODI series against Afghanistan in July this year after which he had underwent surgery on August 30.

The Bangla Tigers’ batting features experienced Mushfiqur Rahim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das and Shakib.

Looking at the squad, spin will once again be the team’s strong point as it boasts of some  exceptional finger spinners in Shakib, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed and Mahedi Hasan.

The Shakib-led side will play two World Cup warm-up games in Guwahati against Sri Lanka and England respectively before opening their campaign against Afghanistan at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on October 17.

Bangladesh World Cup squad:

Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib

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