BAN Playing 11: The Bangladesh team will lock horns against Scotland in Match 2 of T20 World Cup 2021. They are coming into this tournament after consecutive series wins in T20I.
In the last warmup fixture, they could not secure win against Ireland and would look to improve their performances. The team gave away 177 runs, which is quite as strong score in T20s, and Taskin Ahmed was the best performer with the ball. While, the Soumya Sarkar and Nurul Hasan contributed with 30+ runs, but the other players could not perform quite well to chase down the score and need to improve their performances.
The Bangladesh team would have been confident about their prospects in the T20 World Cup, but their recent performances have not been impressive and they lost both their warmup matches. The team could not strike a balance in their performances, and need fire power in the middle order.
Although Shakib Al Hasan is tired after being a part of the IPL 2021 Final, he is expected to feature in their first league match against Scotland. While Taskin Ahmed can get a green signal due to his impressive performances in the last warmup match. While, the overall combinations remain same for the team as of the international series.
BAN Playing 11 (likely)
Bangladesh Squad: Mahmudullah (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Kumar Das, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Naim, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed
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The captain of the Bangladesh team will be looking to be a support to the team in the middle order, and take wickets at a crucial juncture of the match. In 102 T20I matches, he has scored 1771 runs and has taken 33 wickets as well. Mahmudullah’s form in the home series would keep him confident of his abilities and leadership.
2. Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizur Rahman has been one of the most cunning bowlers in the limited overs format. He was impressive in the home series this year, and played well in the IPL 2021 as well. In 52 T20I matches, Mustafizur Rahman has scalped 76 wickets.
3. Mehedi Hasan
The under rated bowler has been a silent performer for the Bangladesh team in the white ball format. He was quite impressive in the home series against Australia and New Zealand, and will look to keep the same performance in a similar type of pitches. In 18 T20I matches, Mahedi has picked up 23 wickets.
4. Shakib Al Hasan
The most experienced T20 cricketer of the Bangladesh team is coming into the T20 World Cup after playing the IPL 2021 final, and has a fine match practice behind him. He has been impressive in both departments for the team in this year and would look to continue the same form.
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