ICC World Cup 2019 is just a few days ahead and the underdogs Bangladesh are all set to cause some major upsets to the other World Cup teams as they are capable of pulling off some great surprises. Bangladesh have succeeded to feature in the quarter-finals of 2015 World Cup while they had reached the semi-final stages during the 2017 Champions Trophy.
Bangladeshi captain, Mashrafe Mortaza has been most successful ODI captain for Bangladesh, already has his retirement plan in place. Under his captaincy, the team performed exceptionally well in the 2015 World Cup and 2017 Champions Trophy. In 2018, Bangladesh reached the Asia Cup final, where they lost by a whisker to India.
Bangladesh Cricket Team:
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain.
Head coach: Steve Rhodes
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Bangladesh possess a strong core in Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal. Additinally, the all-rounder section of the team is also pretty strong as the feature Shakib Al Hasan, who is at the first place in ICC’s all-rounder rankings. Shakib is followed by skipper Mortaza and Mahudullah as all-rounders.
Bangladesh could face some difficulties in their batting order in English conditions. Although, the current England pitches are a bit similar to the sub-continent pitches, where Bangladesh have good numbers.
Opener Tamim Iqbal has been Bangladesh’s batting mainstay and the team would be hoping a great start by the opening batsman. On the other hand, young swinger, Mustafizur Rahman, who is all set to make his World Cup debut, is also a key player for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh will begin their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa on June 2.
With all 10 teams at the World Cup part of the round-robin group stage, each team will play a total of nine matches before the knockout stages, starting July 9. The top four teams will qualify for the knockouts.