What will be Bangladesh World Cup squad for the next tournament in 2023? This question has been on many people’s minds, and there has been various speculation about who would make up the team. Recently, an article was published discussing what this hypothetical squad might look like. The age range of players on this roster indicates that most of them will be over 30 by the time of the next World Cup.
As such, it is unlikely that Mashrafe Mortaza – one of Bangladesh’s most influential cricketers – will have another chance to participate in a world cup before he retires. It is interesting to note how different squads can change depending on who joins or leaves them; as such, predicting whether or not any given player will feature in future tournaments becomes nearly impossible.
When is the next World Cup? There are a few aged players from the 2019 World Cup who will take part in the 2023 WC.
The 2023 World Cup will be held in India during the October-November window, which means that many players who participated in this year’s tournament will not be available. As a result, we should expect to see few of the same players on the field two years from now.
Ten players from Bangladesh previous World Cup squad will be over the age of 30 by the time of their next appearance in a World Cup.
Mashrafe Mortaza will be 40 in October 2023. Mahmudullah Riyad and Shakib Al Hasan will both be 37; while Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun (both 33) will also reach this milestone before the World Cup begins. Tamim Iqbal, currently Bangladesh captain for international cricket, will turn 34 during the tournament. Rubel Hossain (33), Soumya Sarkar (30), Sabbir Rahman (32), Abu Jayed Rahi(30) all have age on their side as well.
Mashrafe Mortaza retired from international cricket in 2019; and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has started the process of finding his replacement. A number of young and talented cricketers have been given opportunities to compete in international series, proving their worth as potential replacements for Mashrafe. This search is ongoing, with more players likely to be considered in the coming months
While many players will be participating in the next World Cup; including Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, and Mohammad Mithun among others; it’s unlikely that Abu Dhabi Cricketer Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan (the Prime Minister of UAE) or Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman will take part. On the other hand, Mohammed Shami from India may feature in the upcoming 50-over World Cup.
Which other cricket players are the most likely to make the national squad?
There are many talented cricket players among young people. All of them have already caught the attention of selectors, and several more will soon do so. Afif Hossain, Mohammad Naeem, Hasan Mahmud, Shariful Islam – just to name a few – are all excellent cricketers who have already gained recognition from those in charge. Several other promising prospects are on the horizon; watch out for Parvez Hossain Emon and Mahadi Hasan!
Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Mohammad Saifuddin, MehidyHasan Miraj, and Mosaddek Hossain are all expected to participate in the World Cup that is scheduled to take place in 2023. All of them have been involved with the national team frequently over the past few years and have helped contribute to their country’s success on a global level.
Taskin Ahmed, who missed the 2019 World Cup due to injury; has made a strong comeback to the national team after missing two years. If he can continue to stay healthy and play at his current level, Taskin would be eligible for selection in next year’s World Cup.
Bangladesh has a number of talented young players, as well as experienced veterans. This team can be strong and compete for the World Cup trophy if they are able to put together a balanced roster that includes both youth and experience. In fact, this is something Bangladesh should aim to do before their next competition in 2019.
We got a sense of what Bangladesh’s 2023 World Cup squad would look like in the discussion above. In a year, the World Cup will start in 2023. During that time, Bangladesh will play a significant number of international series. BCB voters should strive to put together the best squad possible, giving young and inexperienced cricketers more opportunities.
Bangladesh always plays well in ODI format. Bangladesh has a good chance to surprise the cricket world as the next World Cup will take place in the familiar atmosphere of India.