World Cup 2019 Team: Bangladesh Include Injured Players In 15-Strong Squad

Updated: 16 April 2019 16:41 IST

Bangladesh's World Cup 2019 team includes several injured players who are expected to be fit by the time the tournament starts.

World Cup 2019 Team: Bangladesh Include Injured Players In 15-Strong Squad
Bangladesh play their first match against South Africa at the Kennington Oval on June 2. © AFP

Bangladesh on Tuesday named their 15-man World Cup 2019 team, with Mustafizur Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Rubel Hossain, all of whom are on the injured list, being included in the squad in anticipation that they will be fit by the time the tournament begins. Mashrafe Mortaza will captain of the side and Shakib al Hasan will take up the role of vice-captain. Bangladesh begin their campaign against South Africa at the Kennington Oval on June 2.

Mahmudullah suffered a shoulder injury during the recent tour of New Zealand, Rubel Hossain is struggling from a side strain and Mushfiqur Rahim is nursing the broken rib-cage from the Asia Cup last year.

Mustafizur bruised his ankle during a warm-up session in the domestic Dhaka Premier League.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board chief physicist Debashish Chowdhury has said that there are no fractures, but there is a lateral ankle sprain.

Chowdhury hopes that all the players who are recovering from injuries would recover on time before the World Cup begins.

The squad:

Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib al Hasan (vice-capt), Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed.

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Topics mentioned in this article Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Team Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim Mushfiqur Rahim Mustafizur Rahman Shakib Al Hasan Shakib Al Hasan World Cup 2019 Cricket
Highlights
  • Mashrafe Mortaza will captain Bangladesh in the World Cup
  • Shakib Al Hasan has been named the vice-captain
  • Bangladesh begin their campaign against South Africa on June 2
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