Bangladesh pronounces Shakib-led Asia Cup 2022 squad

Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh celebrates the dismissal of Odean Smith of West Indies in the course of the third and ultimate T20 Worldwide match between West Indies and Bangladesh at Guyana Nationwide Stadium in Windfall, Guyana. — AFP/File

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday introduced its 17-member squad which might be led by all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 to be held within the United Arab Emirates from August 27.

BCB additionally introduced that Bangaldeshi wicket-keepers and batsmen Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim have changed Litton Das within the match. Das is not going to be enjoying following his hamstring harm in the course of the workforce’s latest Zimbabwe tour.

Three-time Asia Cup finalists Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Group B of the competitors, with two groups progressing to the following spherical.

BCB’s announcement comes after it initially missed the deadline for naming their squad for the Asian match. The tigers might be competing towards 5 different groups from the area together with Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and one qualifier which might be chosen in the course of the qualifiers to be performed between UAE, Hong Kong and Singapore from August twentieth to twenty fourth in Oman.

The tiger squad for the much-anticipated Asia Cup contains Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain, Nurul Hasan and Taskin Ahmed.

Shakib returns to the workforce

Shakib Al Hasan on Saturday was named to return as Bangladesh´s Twenty20 worldwide captain after he bowed to a Bangladesh Cricket Board ultimatum to scrap a take care of a betting website.

The all-rounder was given the nod to guide the aspect for the upcoming Asia Cup within the United Arab Emirates and the World Cup in Australia.

“Shakib realised his mistake,” BCB cricket operations chief Jalal Yunus instructed reporters as he introduced the choice.

“He’s a vital participant for us.”

Earlier this month Shakib introduced a partnership with Betwinner Information, a portal operated by a playing agency based mostly within the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.

He wrote on his social media pages that it was the “one and solely supply of sports activities information!”

Playing is illegitimate in Bangladesh and he was pressured to cancel the deal after the BCB president, Nazmul Hassan, issued an ultimatum ordering him to decide on between the nationwide workforce and Betwinner.

Shakib captained Bangladesh to seven wins and 14 defeats in 21 T20Is till he was banned for 2 years — one in all them suspended — in 2019 after he did not file corrupt approaches.

Shakib, who additionally returned as Check captain in July, replaces wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan as Bangladesh´s T20 skipper.

Nurul was retained within the Asia Cup squad regardless of present process surgical procedure on a finger in Singapore final week within the hope that he would regain his health by the point the match begins on August 27 in Dubai.

“His stitches might be eliminated on August 21. Hopefully, the consequence might be optimistic,” mentioned chief selector Minhajul Abedin.

Three-time Asia Cup finalists Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Group B of the competitors, with two groups progressing to the following spherical.

Extra info by AFP

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