Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced the squad for the ICC WC 2023 a few days ago. One of the main points that came out of this squad is the exclusion of Tamim Iqbal. Tamim Iqbal, one of the most experienced players in Bangladesh cricket has been left out of the CWC 2023 squad due to injury. Mahmudullah has been included in the CWC 2023 squad after missing out in an Asia Cup 2023. Today, we will talk about the Bangladesh cricket team’s squad for the ICC WC 2023 in detail. So let’s dive into it quickly.
Tamim Iqbal feeling discomfort in his back again
As we all know, Tamim Iqbal has been suffering from back issues for a while now. He missed out on some cricketing action in the last few months including the Asia Cup 2023.
Tamim Iqbal made a comeback in the team with the New Zealand series and played two games as well. He scored 44 in the 2nd game but felt some discomfort in his back again.
The left-hander has to sit out in the 3rd game and he told the management as well to consider his injury management before picking him in the CWC 2023 squad.
Tamim Iqbal left out of the CWC 2023 squad
Now, BCB has announced their squad for the CWC 2023. An experienced campaigner Tamim Iqbal has been left out of the squad. The selectors have taken this decision after considering the medical team’s advice.
BCB’s chief selector on Tamim’s exclusion
Minhajul Abedin, the BCB’s chief selector explained the whole scenario regarding the exclusion of Tamim Iqbal. He said they are aware of Tamim’s injury concerns.
Abedin also said they have talked about this with all the concerned involved in this matter. Although he didn’t reveal the exact conversation.
Can’t take risk in the WC
Abedin said they can’t take risks with the half-fit players. Especially during a big event like WC. He also said Tamim Iqbal is one of their main players. But his injury restricts his ability. The decision has been taken after considering all of those above-mentioned points.
Will Bangladesh miss Tamim Iqbal in CWC 2023?
Absolutely. Not having Tamim Iqbal is a very big miss for the Bangladesh cricket team. He has a lot of experience playing in the big stages. And he is a very solid and consistent performer at the top of the order. The team will definitely miss the services of Tamim Iqbal.
Shakib also didn’t want Tamim in the team
Shakib al Hasan, who will lead the side in the CWC 2023 also didn’t want Tamim Iqbal in the team. He didn’t want a half-fit player in his team. And that’s why some kind of controversy has been formed on social media regarding this.
Tamim reversed his retirement decision earlier
Tamim Iqbal has also reversed his retirement decision earlier after a country’s PM talked to him. But unfortunately has to miss out of the squad.
A mix of some youngsters and experienced players
As far as the batting is concerned, the team has some experienced batters in the team like Shakib al Hasan, M Rahim, Litton Das, etc. Also, they have given priority to the performances of some youngsters at domestic and age group levels. In bowling, they have Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Musthafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, etc who have been playing for many years. And with some all-rounders in the team, the balance will also be good.
Mahmudullah is back as well
Mahmudullah, one of the most experienced middle and lower middle-order batters is back in the team as well. He missed out of the Asia Cup 2023. But the team recognized the need for an experienced batter at the back end of the inning.
He can play that role perfectly as he has been there in this situation before. Let’s see if he can make an impact or not.
Bangladesh’s squad for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023:-
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vice-capt), Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzid Hasan, Tanzim Hasan, Mahmudullah
So Bangladesh will look to break the drought of winning an ICC title this time around. They haven’t won any ICC or multi-nation tournaments till now. Let’s see how they go about their business this time around.
Bangladesh will start it WC campaign against Afghanistan on October 07 at Dharamsala. They will also play two warm-up games against Sri Lanka and England on September 29 and October 02 respectively at Guwahati.
What are your predictions? Will Bangladesh win their first-ever ICC ODI World Cup this time? Or the dream will again be broken?
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