The Bangladesh Cricket Board finally announced its 15-member squad for the ICC World T20 tournament, which is scheduled from November 9th to 24th in West Indies. Bangladesh became champions in the ICC World T20 Qualifiers played in the Netherlands. Ireland were runners-up and became the 10th team to join the tournament.
Nazmul Abedin Fahim, BCB’s women’s wing development manager informed that two of the players from the Qualifier squad were dropped for the World T20 squad and three players were recalled.
Though there are no major changes, the two players dropped are Sharmin Sultana and Lily Rani, while Lata Mondol, Ritu Moni and Sharmin Akter Supta were recalled. The captain and vice-captain will be declared later, informed Fahim.
This team had tasted success in the Asia Cup as well as the World Cup qualifiers but the defeat at the hands of Pakistan came as a huge blow to their confidence. However, they managed to win an ODI against Pakistan which shot their confidence back up, ahead of the West Indies mission.
Bangladesh is part of Group A along with England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, and South Africa. They will be leaving on October 23rd for Grenada, where they will be part of an intensive weeklong preparation camp. Their warm-up matches will be on November 4th against Ireland and on November 6th against Pakistan.
Their first match of the tournament will be against hosts West Indies. They will face off against England on 12th, Sri Lanka on 14th and South Africa on November 18th.