Unlike the other teams, Bangladesh doesn’t want to make any changes for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. They are happy with the provisional squad, which did reasonably well in the tri-series. The team will be led by Mashrafe Mortaza while Shakib Al Hasan will assist the skipper.
Initially, there were reports that Taskin Ahmed will be replacing Abu Jayed. However, the youngster has made things change in quick time by bagging a 5-wicket haul in the all-important clash. Perhaps, it would have made Mashrafe Mortaza stick with him for the grand event.
Abu Jayed saves his spot with a 5-wicket haul:
The batting department filled with the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das, who are expected to be the openers in the ranks for Bangladesh. They were followed by Mushfiqur Rahman and Mohammad Mithun, who look after the middle-order department.
Shakib Al Hasan, who is the deputy of Mortaza in the tournament will fill the all-rounder slot alongside the young Mosaddek Hossain. Mahmudullah Riyad is another talented cricketer, who always got the brilliant record in ICC events alongside Sabbir Rahman, who scored a century in New Zealand.
In the spinner section, the young Mehedi Hasan Miraz will look after the spinner category, Besides bowling, he is also a handy batsman down the order as well. He even opened innings for Bangladesh in Asia Cup when Tamim Iqbal was injured. Coming to the fast bowlers’ category, Mustafizur Rahman will be leading the department.
He will be accompanied by Rubel Hossain and the young Abu Jayed. All in all, it seems like Bangladesh has announced a decent squad going into the ICC World Cup 2019.
Bangladesh will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa at the Kennington Oval on June 2. Before that, they will play two practice matches against Pakistan and India on May 26 and 28, respectively.
Also, here is Bangladesh final squad:
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (C), Shakib Al Hasan (VC), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das. Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad. Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin. Sabbir Rahman, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi and Mosaddek Hossain