Three Bangladesh Cricket Stars Poised to Dominate ODI World Cup 2023

In their inaugural ODI World Cup 2023 match on October 7, Bangladesh, led by Shakib Al Hasan, will face off against Afghanistan. The Bangla Tigers enter the tournament amidst a less than ideal ODI form, having suffered a 2-0 series loss to New Zealand on home soil. Their journey was further marred by an early exit from the 2023 Asia Cup, following losses to Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the Super 4s stage.

Here are three crucial facts you should know about Bangladesh’s ODI World Cup history and current team

  • No ICC Titles: Bangladesh has yet to clinch an ICC title, making the ODI World Cup an opportunity to create history.
  • 2015 Highlight: The team’s best performance in the ODI World Cup came in 2015, and they aim to surpass that achievement in 2023.
  • Shakib’s Leadership: Shakib Al Hasan will continue to lead Bangladesh in their quest for ODI World Cup glory.

Three Players to Watch in Bangladesh’s ODI World Cup 2023 Campaign

  • Shakib Al Hasan: As one of modern-day cricket’s legendary all-rounders, Shakib aims to make his final ODI World Cup memorable. While Bangladesh might not be favorites, the Indian conditions favor spinners, and Shakib’s left-arm spin can be a game-changer.
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz: Miraz, an impactful all-rounder, has emerged as Bangladesh’s key match-winner. His batting prowess played a pivotal role in defeating India in a series in late 2022, and he could be a star in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
  • Litton Das: Known for his aggressive approach, Das has been a standout performer for Bangladesh in recent years. His ability to take on bowlers from the outset and adapt to flat Indian wickets makes him a potential game-changer in the tournament.

Expectations for Bangladesh in the 2023 ODI World Cup

While Bangladesh possesses ample talent, unity has been a concern on occasion. if each player can harness their individual skills and perform at their best, Bangladesh has the potential to spring surprises and create upsets during the tournament.

Reference:

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2023-24-1367856/bangladesh-squad-1400121/series-squads

https://sportstar.thehindu.com/cricket/icc-cricket-world-cup/bangladesh-odi-world-cup-2023-final-squad-announced-shakib-al-hasan

https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/3674334

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