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Bangladesh T20 Squad | Bangladesh Men’s Cricket Team: Bangladesh Cricket Team in 2024

Bangladesh Tigers have made major advancements towards T20 cricket throughout the last decade. They have not won any of the ICC trophies yet but they have proven themselves as a strong team in this format. Bangladesh has often given established teams a run for their money and performed well at ICC T20 World Cup group stages in previous years. Currently, Bangladesh is rated ninth on the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings as of March 2024. The rating has been built on steady performance as well as wins achieved against some of the long-time cricket-playing nations. Strengths of the Bangladesh T20I Team are:

  • Heavy Hitting Batsmen: Few players from Bangladesh can easily take balls to boundaries hence they are best for this form of cricket which requires aggression. Their top batsmen are Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad.
  • Strong Spin Bowling: Bangladeshi spinners have always been impressive. Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam can maintain economy rates and pick wickets in the match.
  • Upcoming Pace Attack: At present, there is an ongoing development in the pace bowling unit. However, young fast bowlers like Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed and Shariful Islam are learning while adding speed and variety to it.

Bangladesh’s T20I team is moving forward with experienced players mixed with young exciting talents who could contest for most ICC trophies sooner than later. Moving forward, improving on their fast-bowling resources and having a solid batting line-up will be crucial in achieving future success. The Tigers cannot be forgotten about in this ever-changing world of Twenty-twenty Cricket matches.

Bangladesh T20 Cricket Team 

Mahedi Hasan

Bangladesh T20 Squad | Bangladesh Men’s Cricket Team: Bangladesh Cricket Team in 2024

Mahedi Hasan has not had his breakthrough moment at the T20 World Cup yet. Despite having been named to the national team and playing important roles during other T20I games, he failed to find himself in the starting eleven at World Cups. Mahedi Hasan has been a regular performer at domestic-level tournaments of this format displaying his abilities as a bowling all-rounder. Being able to bat as well as bowl makes him an asset.

No Memorable World Cup Moments Yet as:

  • Limited Number of Appearances: As of March 21, 2024, Mahedi Hasan has not featured in any final playing XI of the T20 World Cup matches despite being part of the squad for Bangladesh’s T20I team. In addition, there could be another reason why they do not consider him for their composition like experience or different skill set than ours.
  • Focus on Establishing Himself in T20Is: Mahedi Hasan may concentrate on cementing his place in the national side before he leaves a mark during a World Cup since he is relatively new to international T20s.

Mahmudullah Riyad

Bangladesh T20 Squad | Bangladesh Men’s Cricket Team: Bangladesh Cricket Team in 2024

Mahmudullah Riyad, an experienced player and the current captain of the Bangladesh T20I team, has made a name for himself through some crucial performances at the T20 World Cup.  He is highly valued by Bangladesh because of his ability to handle pressure and lead.

As far as Twenty-Twenty World Cups are concerned, Mahmudullah Riyad’s experience, leadership traits and practicality under duress have been contributing factors boosting the fortunes of Bangladesh. While he may not be as aggressive as some batsmen among his teammates when batting, consistency and being able to anchor innings are key elements in his play. Moreover, Mahmudullah Riyad’s experience and leadership qualities establish him as one of the Bangladeshi cricket pillars in this format. With past performances at the World Cup along with recent contributions, it can be concluded that he will remain memorable for Bangladesh in future tournaments.

Anamul Haque

Bangladesh Cricket Team in 2024

Anamul Haque, a gifted Bangladeshi batsman hardly featured significantly during recent T20 World Cups. Though he was named on the squad list for the year 2021 tournament his chances have been limited hence hasn’t played any game so far this season (Haque). Reasons for Limited World Cup Appearances are :

  • The emergence of other Batsmen: The Bangladesh team for the t20 format now comprises many talented players like Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar among whom there is tough competition to make it through into the World Cup.
  • Test Cricket Focus: Recently Anamul Haque could have been focusing on cementing his place in Bangladesh’s Test playing XI. This has limited his chances of being selected for the T20 World Cup squad.

He is a talented batsman with immense potential to contribute significantly to T20 cricket. Even though he has played a few matches in the World Cup recently, his overall record suggests that he may not be ruled out completely (Haque). If however, he can consistently find form and perform well during the upcoming bilateral series, then there is a possibility of another opportunity on the future T20 World Cup’s biggest stage.

Litton Das

Bangladesh Cricket Team in 2024

For the Bangladesh T20 cricket, a left-handed batsman with swashbuckling abilities in the name of Liton Das has become a very important player. This gives an added dimension to the Bangladesh T20 batting lineup because it brings in his aggressive way of hitting and ability to score at a fast pace. When he performed in the T20 World Cup, this showed that he had the right mentality and composure when playing at the highest level. But for them not winning any ICC trophy of great significance so far, he has been behind some spectacular moments during T20 World Cups:

  • Steady and Reliable Batting: The emergence of Liton Das strengthened the Bangladeshi batting order as well as played his part in consolidating it. While there were no quick-fire tons or match-winning knocks like 2021, all his scores were consistent throughout the group phase.
  • Top Scorer yet again (Bangladesh): Even as none individual performances could be called defining ones, Das again emerged as Bangladesh’s highest run scorer in this 2022 World Cup edition gathering 180 runs across their games. His regular presence underlines his being essential to the line-up.

Liton Das will make many other memorable moments for Bangladesh in future T20 World Cups if he continues to gain experience and perfect his craft. Thus, we should keep an eye on him concerning capturing Bangladesh’s initial major ICC Title.

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Najmul Hossain Shanto

Najmul Hossain Shanto

Najmul Hossain Shanto’s T20 international career is still relatively new. Najmul Hossain Shanto’s performances, however, were a positive takeaway for Bangladesh, despite their inability to progress beyond the group stage in World Cup 2022. He displayed his ability to handle pressure and contribute regularly with his bat in global tournaments. He has already had some big moments so far in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cups:

  • First Half-Century: Najmul Hossain Shanto played the Zimbabwean bowling line-up smartly by scoring 71 off just 55 balls; this indeed made him score a maiden half-century in the T20I even as he proved that he can perform well under high-pressure situations like World Cup matches. This match-winning knock earned Bangladesh a close three-run win over Zimbabwe and showed that Shanto has the makings of an astute middle-order batsman.
  • Fifty Against Pakistan: While playing against Pakistan, Shanto scored 54 runs which helped his team in stabilizing its batting line-up.

As much as Najmul Hossain Shanto matures in T20 cricket, we can be sure of him getting more match-defining moments at subsequent world cups. His increasing self-assuredness and inclination to play crucial innings when it matters most will be key to Bangladesh’s success in forthcoming global contests.

Jaker Ali

Jaker Ali

Bangladesh’s youthful and exciting Wicket Keeper/Batsman has yet to play in any of the T20 World Cups so far but he is just starting to make a name for himself at international level. Since making his debut in October 2023, there have been rumors about Jaker being one of the players who might feature prominently at future world cups; although so far that hasn’t translated into him getting selected for the main squad ahead of or even during the current year’s edition. 

He could become an essential component within the Bangladeshi T20I team as a result of excellent wicket-keeping skills combined with powerful hitting abilities. We can expect him to compete for a place in the Bangladesh squad ahead of next year’s Twenty20 World Cup if he continues to perform well and gain experience both domestically and abroad which would see him creating some memorable moments on the biggest stage.

Mohammad Naim

Mohammad Naim

The interesting opener for Bangladesh Mohammad Naim is making a way into international cricket bit by bit and has not had many memorable minutes in the T-20 World Cup so far because once upon a time won’t be enough. Naim was not considered one of the main team members during the last two editions of this World Cup. Reasons why world cups are limited are:

  • Openers Competition Slot: The presence of established players like Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar who have consistently delivered in the Bangladesh T20 batting line-up has made it hard for Naim to get into any of the World Cup squads.
  • Concern on local cricket: Perhaps, Naim could be concentrating on consolidating his place in lower tournaments and accumulating experience rather than diving straight into the high-pressure environment of a World Cup.

As a budding cricketer in Bangladesh – Mohammad Naim has been very promising and looks forward to a bright future. His aggressive style of batting and ability to score at great speed makes him an asset. If he can maintain his form in domestic seasons and forthcoming bilateral series, he will be able to seek selection in the Bangladesh T20 World Cup team as well as create memorable moments for himself in the next cup competitions.

Soumya Sarkar

Soumya Sarkar

One of the explosive right-handed batters, Soumya Sarkar has become synonymous with a very attacking approach to batting. His raw talent and ability to take games away from opponents are beyond contestation. Nonetheless, what he needs most is consistency if he wants a permanent spot in the Bangladesh T20I team and more memorable moments in future World Cups.

  • Work on Technique and Shot Selection: He can score quickly and his technique must be fine-tuned for him to convert these starts into bigger scorecards consistently.
  • Pressure Handling: Pressure during World Cups can be too much. Therefore, it is necessary to work on his temperament as well as performance under pressure situations so that he can succeed in future.

Soumya Sarkar still possesses enough potential as an inconsistent player capable of changing the game for Bangladesh in T20 cricket. The supporters of this team would certainly like him to get over such shortcomings so that there could be many more memorable occasions at the World Cup.

Towhid Hridoy

Towhid Hridoy

Hridoy’s debut was made in October 2023 meaning that this cricketer is still relatively new at this level. There might be players with more experience who will be preferred for these big tournaments like WC qualifiers or finals.

Undoubtedly, Towhid Hridoy displays great potential which may come true. His attacking attitude towards batting combined with his ability to score runs swiftly makes him an asset for Bangladesh in T20 cricket. If Hridoy continues improving himself and performs at the international level, then someday he may well be a contender for a place in Bangladesh’s T20 World Cup squad when these memorable moments will come. Towhid Hridoy is yet to have his World Cup debut but he is a name to follow in Bangladesh cricket. His talent and potential suggest that he might be lighting up the T20 World Cup stage shortly.

Mustafizur Rahman

Mustafizur Rahman

Mustafizur Rahman who happens to be a left-arm fast bowler with a mystifying character has been a vital cog for Bangladesh particularly when it comes to playing T20 cricket on the world stage. Due to the nature of the shortest format which involves swinging deliveries or tricky variations, Mustafiz becomes a hard type of opponent who would like to stand tall facing him any day. Mustafizur’s strength lies in his ability to surprise batsmen with his unconventional bowling style, pace variations and cutters. In the powerplay overs and at the death, Mustafizur can become a thorn in the flesh of opposition batters.

As for World Cups, Mustafizur Rahman first came into the limelight during the T20 World Cup. With constant changes in bowling techniques and taking important breakthroughs whenever necessary, he remains an important cricketing weapon for Bangladesh when it comes to T20 cricket hence more World Cup moments are expected.

Rishad Hossain

Rishad Hossain

Rishad Hossain is an exciting young all-rounder from Bangladesh who has yet to make his mark on the T20 World Cup. However, as of 21st March 2024, even though he is seen as a promising talent, Rishad has not made himself popular enough with the main squad during any of the World Cups.

No World Cup Appearances Yet as:

  • Newcomer to the National Team: Rishad Hossain is quite new in international T20 cricket since he made his first appearance at this level in late 2023. Because of this concern over experience will be unlikely to be selected for a World Cup team.
  • Established All-Rounders in the Mix: Perhaps Bangladesh could prefer Shakib Al Hasan or Mahedi Hassan instead for their well-performing experienced all-rounders when selecting the World Cup squad.

Tanzim Hasan Sakib

Tanzim Hasan Sakib

Tanzim Hasan Sakib is a young Bangladeshi cricketer who is quickly making a niche in the T20 format. Although his career in T20 is still at its initial stage, he has already shown sparks of his potential. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler, who started playing domestic cricket for different teams in Bangladesh. In the Dhaka Premier Division Twenty20 Cricket League, he debuted for Abahani Limited in 2021.

Tanzim Hasan Sakib is anticipated to have an ever-brighter future ahead of him as far as Bangladesh’s T20 team is concerned. As he gains more experience internationally, Tanzim’s bowling stats are expected to improve with time. Tanzim Hasan Sakib is one exciting fresh-blooded star in Bangladesh’s T20 cricket history. His international career has only just begun but he has enough promise to be an important player for this country in the next few years.

Shoriful Islam

Shoriful Islam

Shoriful Islam who is an exciting young fast bowler of Bangladesh, is still making his place in the international T20 cricket and he hasn’t had an opportunity to perform well at the T20 World Cup yet. Shariful Islam has been the talk of the town in domestic T20 leagues such as the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). His natural speed, accurate swing bowling and ability to take wickets have impressed spectators and seen him called up into the national team.

No World Cup Appearances Yet as:

  • Newcomer to International Cricket: In October 2023, Shariful Islam was a new entrant in international T20 cricket. Because of this, he is unlikely to be part of any highlight tournament like the World Cup which traditionally gives preference to experienced players.
  • Established Pacers in the Mix: Already having Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed who are doing well, Bangladesh could opt for them over other quick bowlers like themselves for their proven credentials in a drive for selection towards the World- cup squad.

Taskin Ahmed

Taskin Ahmed

Taskin Ahmed is a right-arm fast bowler who has become an indispensable part of Bangladesh’s T20 attack. Taskin made his debut in T20 internationals way back in 2014 where he showcased raw pace and showed signs that he can develop further. He played for Bangladesh during the 2016 World Cup campaign when they reached the quarter-finals stage. However, then things changed as it was discovered that his bowling action was illegal which affected his development.

Taskin Ahmed’s experience and abilities are vital to meeting Bangladesh’s goals in the T20s. With refinements on such aspects as variations and honing the line and length to suit different situations, it is projected that this player will play a crucial role towards the success of future games by Bangladesh.

Taijul Islam

Taijul Islam

Taijul Islam, one of Bangladesh’s left-handed spinners known primarily for his exploits at Test level cricket rather than anywhere else especially among other forms of cricket including Twenty-Twenty Internationals (T20Is) where Taijul has not yet strongly made his mark in the T20 World Cup. Here’s why:

  • Dominant in Test Cricket: Taijul Islam’s style of bowling, angle and the quality of spin he imparts on the ball are better suited for Test cricket than any other format. He can spin and maintain control over the game’s pace – these qualities make him a great asset to have in Test matches.
  • Restricted Opportunities in T20Is: Tactics tend to differ greatly between shorter formats such as T20 cricket. Nevertheless, while Taijul may be able to take wickets regularly, his economy rate might not be as good as that of faster bowlers or spinners with more variations. This makes it difficult for him to get picked into this squad if he is looking forward to playing in an ICC event like this year’s World Cup.

Taijul Islam overall has had an impact on Bangladesh cricket, especially in Test Matches. Although he is limited as far as his role during T20 World Cups is concerned, his contributions across longer formats and being someone they can look up to when it comes to different alternatives regarding spinners in T20Is make him one of them that Bangladesh would miss if he was absent.

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan, a prominent Bangladeshi cricketer has made memorable records on the world stage through exceptional performances at the Twenty-Twenty (T-20) World Cup matches. His contribution has been significant towards Bangladesh’s journey throughout all these years in the tournament. Among the memorable moments in Shakib’s T20 World Cup career, one of the most notable ones came during the 2012 edition held in Sri Lanka. In a decisive Super Eight match against Pakistan, Shakib showed an all-round performance. Batting first, he played out an important innings which resulted in 84 runs pointlessly scored off just 54 balls, thereby stabilizing Bangladesh’s innings and steering them towards a commendable total.

Shakib Al Hasan’s participation in T20 World Cups has seen him being involved in several significant moments that have proved his brilliance as an all-rounder and his contribution to the team’s overall performance. His ability to handle high-pressure situations well both with bat and with the ball has made him a household name among cricket fans and historians of the shortest format thus far; this will leave an indelible mark on tournament history.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Up until now, Mehidy Hasan Miraz has yet to create many memorable instances in the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, he is a talented all-rounder who has focused more on test and ODI cricket for Bangladesh. Here are the reasons why he may not participate actively in the T20 World Cup:

  • Focus on ODI and Tests: For ODIs and Tests, Melody has become very valuable as a bowling all-rounder. Thus selectors seem to prioritize him for these types.
  • Competition in T20 Squad: As far as bowlers are concerned Bangladesh possesses a deep pool of T20 experts. This competition could mean fewer chances for Mehidy when it comes to this briefest form of cricket.

Despite no standout moments from previous editions of World Cups, Mehidy Hasan Miraz should still be considered a promising talent. With his potential as a bowling all-rounder, we might see him making some noise at future t 0 world cups

Bangladesh T20 Cricket Team Winning Records

Bangladesh’s journey through the T20 cricket world may not have been a stream of constant wins, but they have had their moments of glory. It all started with a bang – their inaugural T20I against Zimbabwe in 2006 resulted in an impressive victory. They continued their early success by winning series against established teams such as Ireland and West Indies thereby proving that they were capable of dominating in the shortest format.

The Tigers also hold the record for the highest team total by Bangladesh during a T20I match, when they scored a massive 215/5 against Sri Lanka in Nidahas Trophy 2018. It was this dominant performance against one of the top teams which showcased our batting prowess. In the process of securing victories for his team, some players have been outright instrumental like Shakib Al Hasan, a leading wicket-taker and always among consistent run-scorers, Tamim Iqbal holding an individual record for the highest score and others. But while consistency might still be a work in progress, Bangladesh’s T20 team is making its mark on global cricket. They are without doubt ones to watch as they aim to take on established T20 giants in years to come because of their ever-expanding skills and unflinching determination.

TeamOppositionSpanTotal MatchesWonLost
BangladeshHong Kong2014101
BangladeshOman2016-2021220
BangladeshNew Zealand2010-202320415
BangladeshNepal2014110
BangladeshZimbabwe2006-202220137
BangladeshNetherlands2012-2022431
BangladeshUnited Arab Emirates2016-2022330
BangladeshPapua New Guinea2021110
BangladeshScotland2012-2021202
BangladeshWest Indies2007-20221659
BangladeshSouth Africa2007-2022808
BangladeshSri Lanka2007-202416511
BangladeshAfghanistan2014-20231156
BangladeshEngland2021-2023431
BangladeshIndia2009-202313112
BangladeshAustralia2007-20211046
BangladeshKenya2007110
BangladeshMalaysia2023110
BangladeshIreland2009-2023852
BangladeshPakistan2007-202319316

Bangladesh T20 Cricket Team  World Cup Records

Bangladesh made its first entry into the T20 World Cup though it has failed to win any championship titles since then. Their qualification for every edition staged since its inception is enough testimony to speak about how far Bangladesh has come and how committed it remains towards achieving success at break-neck speed. The most notable moment came during the 2015 edition as they defied all odds to reach the quarterfinals stage. This journey wasn’t without upsets; England and India were victims of giant-killing acts during group stages showing that these youngsters can play with sports international elite.

Since then till date, however, the Bangladesh T20 team has stayed at the same point of exiting from the group stages. They are a young side with plenty of potential. The experience and leadership of seasoned campaigners like Shakib Al Hasan, who is the highest wicket-taker in the history of the T20 World Cup, is priceless. Alongside him are new stars waiting to make their mark. In this way, explosive batting by Liton Das and deceptive pace from Mustafizur Rahman provides dynamic balance to the composition of this team. It’s through such a good mix of old hands and young blood that this team thrives under pressure.

In future, Bangladesh’s main target for the T20 World Cup will be to get out of the group stage and go as far as playing in the semi-finals. Their increasing experience plus a growing pool of talent indicates that they may just be the team to spring an upset or two on world cricket’s grandest platform. A driving hunger for success accompanied by a rising team makes it all seem like Bangladesh’s journey in the T20 World Cup will be thrilling enough to shock a few cricketing giants.

Bangladesh T20 Cricket Team  Coach

The Bangladesh cricket team has its coach, Chandika Hathurusingha, who is a former Sri Lanka cricketer and has played as a batsman. He became the head coach in 2014. Hathurusingha brings to the role plenty of experience. Having coached the Sri Lanka A as well as Sri Lanka Cricket earlier on he has a rich coaching background. In leadership terms, under Hathurusingha’s watch, Bangladesh has shown some positive developments. The whole men’s cricket team in Bangladesh, including T20 matches, are produced by this man. Some of his experience and achievements are:

  • Improved Performance: A general improvement in the performance of the national side
  • Strategic Development: Hathurusingha is lauded for creating strategies that fully exploit the strengths of his team.

Coaching Staff:

The head coach of the team isn’t alone in his guidance. This includes;

  • David Hemp – A batting coach appointed in May 2023; who brings international play involvement and technique development expertise.
  • Andre Adams – Bowling coach also appointed in May 2023; “Adams’ experience as a former New Zealand all-rounder and bowling coach for the White Ferns is invaluable for our bowling unit” according to ESPN Cricinfo.

Under Hathurusingha’s lead alongside assistance from other coaching staff members, it is anticipated that over time Bangladesh will continue maturing into a competitive outfit ready to challenge established cricketing nations.

Conclusion

In other words, over the past decade, Bangladesh Tigers have indeed shown significant improvement in T20 cricket. They haven’t yet managed to win any ICC silverware but their consistent performances and strong points in various areas of the game have helped them to establish themselves as one of the dominant sides in this format.

The team is blessed with power hitters like Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad who have demonstrated their ability to go after all bowling attacks aggressively. Additionally, Bangladesh’s spin attack, captained by experienced campaigners such as Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz continues to remain a potent weapon that can control matches and take key wickets.

The young fast bowlers like Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed coming up through the ranks indicate a bright future for Bangladesh’s pace bowling resources. Consequently, together with a robust batting line-up and veterans including Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad; it bodes well for them in future ICC tournaments. By continuing to refine its skills while maximizing the talents of its youthful squad, Bangladesh may soon emerge as a great achiever in T20 Cricket. With a mixture of youthfulness as well as experience coupled with good leadership spearheaded by unwavering determination levels, The Bangladesh T20 team is primed to make massive strides forward and take on the world’s best teams.

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