- ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Bangladesh Team Squad for ICC cricket world cup 2019 is announced on 16 April.
Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mushfiqur Rahim carries loads of experience and make the foundation blocks of Bangladesh Team. Their performance will determine the fate of their team in this tournament. Main point of concern for Bangladesh cricket team is to decide who will open with Tamim. Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das are among the available options for filling the position. Both batsmen had been tried but neither prove to be fit for the said position. Sarkar has done relatively better with 771 runs in 24 innings at this position but he is more suitable for 3rd position as he has an average of 41.66 at this position. Das has also played few good innings at irregular intervals including his 121 in Asia cup 2018 against India. However he did not even crossed 1 run in each of his three innings played in New Zealand tour.
Since cricket world cup 2015, wrist spinners have dominated the bowling chart with 4 out of top 6 wicket takers were wrist spinners and therefore teams have started grooming this type of bowlers except Bangladesh who remained with finger spinners. They only have Sabbir Rahman who can bowl leg spin but they do have two capable spinners in the form of Shakib and Mehidy.
Bangladesh is going with five seam bowlers having variety including Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin and the uncapped Abu Jayed. Jayed have a test cap in July 2018 but he yet to debut his ODI career. He has replaced Taskin Ahmed was having ankle injury. Mustafizur Rahman, who has been facing some fitness issues earlier, is the only left arm bowler in the squad who can be handy in the later part of the world cup 2019 when the pitches will slightly worn out. Mortaza’s accuracy is his key and is very helpful in slowing the batsmen in the middle overs while Hossain and Jayed have the capabilities to swing the ball. However Saifuddin has yet to prove his potential in International cricket.
Mortaza, Sabbir, Mahmudullah, Saifuddin, Hossain and Mehidy are the all rounders in the bangladesh squad for cwc 2019 with Shakib returning and heading the department as he is the finest all rounder and can win his team matches. Mosaddek Hossain, who was not made part of the ODI squad against Zimbabwe due to his below mark performance in Asia Cup 2018, is also included in the ICC cricket world cup 2019 Bangladesh squad. He will be a back up for Mahmudullah who had a shoulder injury and is still recovering. Mushfiqur and Liton who can also bowl shows the depth of team Bangladesh. Nayeem Hasan and Yasir Ali are included for tri series in Ireland starting on 5th May.
Overall Bangladesh team seemed balanced and they will play their first ICC cricket world cup 2019 match on 2 June, against South Africa at the Oval.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Bangladesh Team Squad:
MashrafeMortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mahmudullah, SabbirRahaman, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed
Bangladesh Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Tri-nation Series 2019 Bangladesh Squad:
MashrafeMortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (vc) , Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Yasir Ali, Nayeem Hasan