July 18, 2024
The Bangladesh Cricket Team: A Dream for the Nation

The Bangladesh Cricket Team: A Dream for the Nation

The Bangladesh Cricket Team: A Dream for the Nation

Bangladesh, the rising stars of Asia, are one of the most passionate and talented teams in the world, with a growing fan base and a bright future. The team has qualified for six World Cups, since 1999, and has shown their potential and improvement against the top teams. The team is currently ranked eighth in the ICC Men’s ODI Rankings for Teams, behind Sri Lanka.

The Bangladesh cricket team is looking forward to participating in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which will be hosted by India from October 5 to November 19. The team, led by Shakib Al Hasan, has a balanced and young squad, with some experienced players and some promising newcomers. In this blog post, we will look at Bangladesh’s squad, schedule, performance in the previous edition, and their chances of winning the trophy for the first time.

Bangladesh Squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

Bangladesh have announced a 15-member squad for the World Cup, with some changes from the one that finished eighth in the table in 2019. Here is the full list of players1:

  • Shakib Al Hasan © (allrounder)
  • Litton Das (wicketkeeper-batter)
  • Tanzid Hasan Tamim (opening batter)
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc) (top-order batter)
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper-batter)
  • Mahmudullah Riyad (middle-order batter)
  • Towhid Hridoy (batting allrounder)
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz (allrounder)
  • Nasum Ahmed (bowler)
  • Mahedi Hasan (allrounder)
  • Taskin Ahmed (bowler)
  • Mustafizur Rahman (bowler)
  • Hasan Mahmud (bowler)
  • Shoriful Islam (bowler)
  • Tanzim Hasan Sakib (bowler)

Some of the notable inclusions are Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Towhid Hridoy, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, and Tanzim Hasan Sakib, who have performed well in the domestic circuit and have earned their maiden World Cup call-ups. Some of the notable exclusions are Tamim Iqbal, who stepped down as ODI captain and was dropped due to poor form, Mashrafe Mortaza, who retired from international cricket after the 2019 World Cup, and Soumya Sarkar, who was dropped due to poor form.

Here is a table for the team players using name and type:

PlayerType
Shakib Al HasanAllrounder
Litton DasWicketkeeper-batter
Tanzid Hasan TamimOpening batter
Najmul Hossain ShantoTop-order batter
Mushfiqur RahimWicketkeeper-batter
Mahmudullah RiyadMiddle-order batter
Towhid HridoyBatting allrounder
Mehidy Hasan MirazAllrounder
Nasum AhmedBowler
Mahedi HasanAllrounder
Taskin AhmedBowler
Mustafizur RahmanBowler
Hasan MahmudBowler
Shoriful IslamBowler
Tanzim Hasan SakibBowler

Bangladesh Schedule for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

Bangladesh are placed in Group A along with England, South Africa, Afghanistan, India, New Zealand, Netherlands, and Sri Lanka. They will play eight matches in the group stage, with the top four teams advancing to the semi-finals. Here is Bangladesh’s schedule for the World Cup:

DateOpponentVenueTime
October 7Sri LankaEden Gardens, Kolkata08:30 UTC
October 11NetherlandsRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad08:30 UTC
October 15New ZealandMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai08:30 UTC
October 19PakistanMaharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune08:30 UTC
October 23AfghanistanMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai08:30 UTC
October 27EnglandNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad08:30 UTC
November 2South AfricaNarendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad08:30 UTC

Bangladesh Performance in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019

Bangladesh had a decent performance in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, finishing eighth in the table in the group stage with three wins and five losses. They failed to qualify for the semi-finals, despite having some close matches. They won against South Africa by 21 runs, West Indies by seven wickets, and Afghanistan by 62 runs. They lost to New Zealand by two wickets, England by 106 runs, Australia by 48 runs, India by 28 runs, and Pakistan by 94 runs.

Some of the key players for Bangladesh in the 2019 World Cup were Shakib Al Hasan, who scored 606 runs and took 11 wickets and became the third-highest run-scorer and the best allrounder in the tournament, Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 367 runs and became the second-highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in the tournament, Mustafizur Rahman, who took 20 wickets and became the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament, and Litton Das, who scored 184 runs and became the highest run-scorer by a number seven batter in the tournament.

Bangladesh Chances of Winning ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

Bangladesh have a slim chance of winning the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, as they have a young and inexperienced team that lacks consistency and depth. They have a decent batting line-up that can score runs and handle pressure. They have a spin-heavy bowling attack that can take wickets and create chances. They also have some quality all-rounders who can contribute with both bat and ball. They have a record of upsetting some big teams in limited-overs cricket, such as India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

However, Bangladesh also face some challenges and threats in their quest for glory. They have to cope with the absence of some key players like Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza, and Soumya Sarkar, who were part of their 2019 squad. They have to deal with some tough competition from other teams like England, India, New Zealand, and South Africa, who have their own strengths and ambitions.

Bangladesh will have to play their best cricket and overcome all the obstacles to achieve their dream of becoming the first team to win the World Cup from Asia after India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It will be a fascinating and exciting journey for them and their fans.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post about the Bangladesh cricket team for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Please share your thoughts and comments below. Thank you for your time and attention. 😊

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