Bangladesh Named Squad for the Upcoming T20 World Cup

Bangladesh Cricket Board has finally announced the much-awaited T20 World Cup squad which is scheduled to be held in the United States and West Indies jointly. Bangladesh’s cricket history is one of constant growth, especially in the shorter formats of the game. They got to play Tests in year 2000, now they are a force to be reckoned with in all formats of cricket.

Bangladeshi fans are getting excited for their beloved team, hoping for an astonishing World Cup this June. However, the reality is different for the nation as the Bangladesh Men Cricket team has not had a great outing, especially in ICC tournaments and T20I formats. But, the crazy Bangladeshi fans always hope for the best casting aside of what has happened in the past! So, how has been the squad for Bangladesh to compete with the world cricket giants? Let’s figure it out.

The Squad Announcement  

Bangladesh’s cricket board (BCB) has unveiled a 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, led by the young and promising batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto. The following is the full squad for the T20 World Cup 2024:

  • Najmul Hossain Shanto (C)
  • Taskin Ahmed (VC)
  • Litton Das
  • Soumya Sarkar
  • Tanzid Hasan Tamim
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Tawhid Hridoy
  • Mohammad Mahmudullah
  • Jaker Ali Anik
  • Tanvir Islam
  • Shak Mahedi Hasan
  • Rishad Hossain
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Tanzim Hasan Sakib

The following are the traveling reserves:

  • Afif Hossain
  • Hasan Mahmud

Analysis of the Squad and Key Players

BCB has named the squad combining both young yet promising and experienced players who can make an impact to close games for them. The team will be led by a young lad, Shanto, however, his recent form can be a serious concern for Bangladesh in the league matches. Even, a rumor was there that Mahmudullah would be announced as the new Skipper for the World Cup which never seemed to be on the table for the BCB boss.

Overall, the team seems to be promising for the upcoming World Cup, especially with the presence of Fizz, Shakib, and Mahmudullah have strengthened the team with valuable experience. Youngsters such as Towhid, T. Tamim, and Shoriful come directly from the U19 World Cup team who won their maiden trophy in such a stage for Bangladesh. If the cricketers can perform up to their caliber, Bangladesh is sure to reach the Super 8 stage of this mega tournament.

Let’s look at the key players, who will be Bangladesh’s key drivers of success, need to do:

Mustafizur Rahman

Mustafizur Rahman, who is better known as “Fizz,” is still Bangladesh’s best bowler, especially at the deaths. It is impossible to beat his ability to trick batters with cuts and slower balls. During the important powerplay overs, he can destroy even the best hitting order in no time. However, Mustafizur’s accuracy in the last few overs is a sharp weapon that Bangladesh has at its disposal. In fact, the Fizz will be the go-to baller for Shanto when it comes to brining wickets in crucial moments.

Shakib Al Hasan

The legendary Shakib Al Hasan’s return gives the Bangladesh middle order a lot of experience. He is a true all-rounder because he is good with both the bat and the ball. He is very important because he can understand the game, change the strike, and play big games when things get tough. The experience of Shakib in high-pressure situations will be the key factor in the guidance of the younger players and in the steering of the team’s ship during critical moments.

Taskin Ahmed

 Taskin Ahmed gives the required pace and aggression at the front of the Bangladesh bowling attack. The way he will be able to swing the new ball will be a major factor, particularly against teams with good opening partnerships. Taskin’s burning spells can catch the enemy off guard and cause early breakthroughs. Nevertheless, keeping his line and length all through the innings will be the key for him to achieve the maximum effect.

Mahmudullah Riyad

 The seasoned campaigner, Mahmudullah Riyad, provides the much-needed stability in the middle order. He is famous for his skill to come in handy at tough times and formation of partnerships, usually, taking the game to the innings. Mahmudullah’s experience of playing in many international matches will be of great help in mentoring the young batsmen and calming them in tense situations. Besides, his off-spin bowling can serve as a useful weapon against teams that are weak at spin bowling.

Towhid Hridoy

The youthful batsman, Towhid Hridoy, is the embodiment of the future of Bangladeshi cricket. He has amazed everyone with his consistency in both domestic and international cricket and has now earned his maiden call-up to the World Cup squad. The fact that Hridoy can play attacking cricket and his clean-hitting technique are the reasons why he is a very important asset at the top of the order. This World Cup gives him a golden chance to demonstrate his skills to the world and thus he can secure his position in the national team for many years.

Bangladesh’s Cricketing Background

Cricket’s origin in Bangladesh goes back to the British colonial period, but it was in the late 20th century when the sport really became the nation’s heartbeat. Gaining the Test status in 2000 was a turning point for them, it was a moment that marked their arrival on the international scene.

The 2007 World Cup victory over India turned the nation’s passion for cricket into a burning fire, making it a defining moment in their cricketing history. Since then, Bangladesh has consistently shown that they are a world-class cricket team, having won series against most cricketing giants, thus, proving they are a force to be reckoned with on the world stage.

Challenges and Opportunities in This World Cup for Bangladesh

The route to the T20 World Cup for Bangladesh won’t be an easy one. They will be facing a really tough group stage challenge because they will share the quarters with already established teams like South Africa and Sri Lanka. These opponents possess experience and powerful batting lineups, thus, they are calling for the best performances from Bangladesh.

Nevertheless, the return of old hands such as Shakib Al Hasan gives the team experience and composure. The combination of the experience of aging superstars with the energy and enthusiasm of emerging stars makes Bangladesh a strong nation. A successful campaign in this World Cup would be more than just a win; it would be a big step for the progress of Bangladeshi cricket.


Bangladesh’s T20 World Cup squad is a well-balanced unit which consists of experienced players and youngsters full of energy. Important personalities such as Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan have the chance to change the situation in Bangladesh’s favor.

Although the path to the T20 World Cup victory is not easy, Bangladesh has the skill and will to make a memorable campaign and to be written in cricket history.


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