Bangladesh Announces Its 15-member Squad For World Cup 2019

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have announced their 15-member squad for the 2019 World Cup on Tuesday

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced its 15-member squad for the 2019 World Cup on Tuesday. 

Here's the squad.

International Cricket Council (ICC) which is the governing body of World Cricket also came forward to mention a new addition in the Bangladesh squad on Twitter after their squad was announced.

ICC mentioned on Twitter about the inclusion of all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain and uncapped ODI player Abu Jayed in the World Cup squad.

Bangladesh will be led by all-rounder Mashrafe Mortaza and one of the world's best all-rounders Shakib Al Hasan will be the vice-captain. Shakib is currently in India where is playing in the ongoing IPL. He represents Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Prior to the announcement of the squad, the three-time Asia Cup finalists were in a spot of bother as three of their players Mustafizur Rahim, Mahmadullah Niyaz and Rubel Hossain had suffered an injury scare. Nonetheless, their injuries were not serious which ensured that they sealed their place in the squad for the showpiece event.

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Bangladesh have been excellent in multi-nation tournaments. They had reached the quarterfinals of the 2015 World Cup and made it to the semis of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Apart from that they had also finished as the runners-up in two consecutive Asia Cups (2016 & 2018).

The deadline for announcing World Cup squads is April 23, but teams can be changed up to May 23.

Bangladesh became the fourth team after New Zealand, Australia and India to announce their 15-member World Cup squad.

The 12th edition of the World Cup will be played in England & Wales, in the United Kingdom. The quadrennial event will commence from May 30 as England will lock horns against South Africa at the Oval. The final will be played on July 14 at the Lord's with a reserve day on July 15.

Bangladesh will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa at the Oval on June 2. 

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