Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday (August 13) announced a 17-member squad for the Asia Cup 2022 while announcing their captain.
Bangladesh’s 17-member squad for the Asia Cup 2022: Shakib appointed as captain
Shakib Al Hasan returns as the captain of the Bangladesh T20I team. His fresh stint begins with the Asia Cup, slated to be held in the UAE from August 27 to September 11.
Shakib will not only lead Bangladesh in the upcoming Asia Cup but also the Tri-Nation T20 series involving Pakistan and hosts New Zealand in October followed by the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
Bangladesh’s 17-member squad for the Asia Cup 2022: Return Of Key Players
The return of several key players like Shakib, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Ebadat Hossain, and Mohammad Saifuddin will provide a much-needed boost for the Bangladesh team in the shortest format.
Litton Das was the most notable omission with injury ruling him out of the tournament. Saifuddin is making a comeback to the national side after almost 10 months.
Bangladesh’s 17-member squad for the Asia Cup 2022
Bangladesh’s squad for the Asia Cup: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Nurul Hasan Sohan and Taskin Ahmed.
Bangladesh had reached the final of the last edition of Asia Cup – played in the 50-over format. They came tantalizingly close to winning the title but were pipped to the post by India.