A 16-man squad for Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) three-match ODI series against India that commences on December 4 has been declared. The team will be captained by Tamim Iqbal, and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will play after withdrawing from Bangladesh’s tour to Zimbabwe earlier this year. People like Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam, and Shoriful Islam aren’t on the team. The three opened the door for the respective comebacks of Yasir Ali, Shakib Al Hasan, and Ebadot Hossain.
During the series, Tamim, the captain, and the strong Litton Das are anticipated to open the innings. The wicketkeeper-batter recently beat India in the T20 World Cup Super 12 match with a scorching 27-ball 60. He also has a strong 50-over track record against the Men in Blue, blasting a memorable hundred in the 2018 Asia Cup final.
Senior players who are no longer a part of the T20I setup, including Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah, are poised to play crucial roles in the series. The bowling unit will be led by Taskin Ahmed, who had a successful T20 World Cup campaign in Australia.
Shakib will help the spinners Nasum Ahmed and Mehidy Hasan so they can also have an impact at home. The impending three-match ODI series should be recognized as not being a part of the ODI World Cup Super League. However, it is seen as the start of the India-hosted ODI World Cup’s preparations for next year.
The most recent ODI match for the Bangla Tigers ended in a 2-1 series defeat to Zimbabwe in August 2022. Prior to it, they successfully defeated the West Indies 3-0 away from home.
Bangladesh squad for ODI series against India
Tamim Iqbal (C), Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Miraz Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mahmudullah, Shanto Hossain and Nurul Hasan.
India’s last tour of Bangladesh came in 2015, where the visitors were shockingly defeated by a 2-1 margin. Their most recent set of ODI encounters have come in multi-nation events like the Champions Trophy, Asia Cup, and World Cup.