The side has a number of notable absentees, including former captain Mahmudullah, with Mushfiqur Rahim’s recent retirement leaving a hole in the middle order. Having suffered through a forgettable Asia Cup 2022 – where they failed to win a single game – Bangladesh have made a number of changes to their T20I squad. Liton Das, who did not participate in the Asia Cup due to injury, makes his way back into the side. Others making a comeback include Nurul Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Yasir Ali and Najmul Hossain.
Those who couldn’t find a place include Parvez Hossain Emon, Mahedi Hasan, Anamul Haque and Mohammad Naim. All four were part of the Asia Cup, where Bangladesh failed to qualify past the group stage.
Mahmudullah is the biggest absentee in the Bangladesh camp: only Rohit Sharma and Shoaib Malik have played more T20Is than him. He is Bangladesh’s leading run-getter in T20Is, having made his debut back in 2007, also playing the inaugural T20 World Cup.
The bowling attack is amply stocked with experience – in Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed, they have two long-serving quicks, with Ebadot Hossain and Hasan Mahmud for company. The spin department is led by captain Shakib.
Bangladesh have named four reserve players – Shoriful Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Shak Mehedi Hasan and Rishad Hossain.
Bangladesh squad at the 2022 T20 World Cup: Full team list
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Sabbir Rahman, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Liton Das, Nurul Hasan
Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
Reserves: Shoriful Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Shak Mehedi Hasan and Rishad Hossain.
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