Wed. Nov 29th, 2023

Bangladesh will likely be with out their most prolific one-day batter Tamim Iqbal on the Cricket World Cup after a persistent again damage dashed the opener’s hopes of enjoying within the showpiece occasion – stay on Sky Sports activities.

Tamim had mentioned in July he was retiring from worldwide cricket however reversed his resolution a day later after assembly with the nation’s prime minister.

The again damage compelled him to step down because the crew’s 50-overs captain and he then missed the Asia Cup. He returned for this month’s residence collection towards New Zealand month however complained of discomfort, prompting crew administration to go away him out of the 15-man World Cup squad, which is led by all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

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“We’re all conscious that Tamim Iqbal is a long-term damage concern,” chief selector Minhajul Abedin informed reporters of the information, which will likely be a giant blow to Bangladesh for the World Cup, which begins on October 5 with each match on Sky Sports activities.

“We mentioned it with the crew administration, and did not need to take a danger in a protracted World Cup marketing campaign. It’s a crucial occasion.”

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Tamim has scored 8,357 ODI runs essentially the most by a Bangladesh batter. He has performed in 243 one-day matches. In his absence, Tanzid Hasan will accomplice Litton Das on the high of their batting order, adopted by Najmul Hossain Shanto at quantity three.

Shakib and his males will attain Guwahati in a while Wednesday and play two warm-up matches within the east Indian metropolis earlier than shifting north to Dharamsala for his or her event opener towards Afghanistan on October 7.

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Bangladesh Cricket World Cup Squad

Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzid Hasan, Tanzim Hasan, Mahmudullah

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