The Bangladesh staff director Khaled Mahmud Sujon has stated that the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim or even the captain of the facet, Shakib Al Hasan, can open the innings in the Asia Cup 2022 in scenario of emergencies.
The Asia Cup 2022, which is the 15th version of the tournament, is scheduled to be performed from August 27 to September 11. The whole event is set to be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Bangladesh named their squad for the marquee match following many delays and only two specialist openers – Anamul Haque Bijoy and Parvez Hossain Emon – had been picked in the 17-member squad.
Meanwhile, Mahmud reported that alongside with expert openers Anamul Haque Bijoy and Parvez Hossain Emon, veterans Shakib and Mushfiqur, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Sheikh Mahedi can open the innings for the side and they will consider the conclusion on the opening mixture holding in brain the bowling assault of the opposition.
“We have two expert openers in [Anamul Haque] Bijoy and [Parvez Hossain] Emon. Nonetheless, apart from these two, there are really a number of gamers who have got the working experience to open up the innings in domestic cricket.
“Keeping in thoughts Afghanistan’s bowling attack, we need to fix who will open up the innings for us,” Mahmud informed the media at Sher-e-Bangla Countrywide Stadium in Mirpur nowadays, as quoted by The Each day Star.
“It can be Mushfiqur Rahim. Or, you in no way know, even Shakib can open up the innings. Mehedi Hasan Miraz, and Sheikh Mahedi can also open up the innings. We have acquired a whole lot of alternatives but we have to have to feel about the team mix,” Mahmud added.
We may possibly transform the blend thinking of the pitch and circumstances – Khaled Mahmud Sujon
Mahmud even further explained that they might also make modifications to the opening blend having the conditions into consideration.
“None of our openers are unable to perform and we require to preserve that in intellect and in some situations, we have to have to modify the positions. We may possibly alter the mix thinking of the pitch and disorders. But at the instant, I am not willing to disclose the names,” he mentioned.
Bangladesh’s Asia Cup squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed.
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