Amidst all the controversies, Bangladesh finally announced their World Cup team. Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal’s name is not in the team. On Tuesday morning, reports emerged that there was an argument between ODI captain Shakib Al Hasan and opener Tamim Iqbal over his inclusion in the World Cup squad or not. Shakib won this dispute, who will be the captain of the World Cup.
The dispute between Shakib and Tamim
In fact, Tamim was suffering from a back injury. This is the reason why he made it clear to the Bangladesh Cricket Board that if he is part of the World Cup, he will not play more than five matches. On the other hand, Shakib said that if Tamim’s conditions are approved then he will not be included in the World Cup and will also leave the captaincy. He is of the opinion that the selections should include other players in the team instead of Tamim.
Tamim announced his retirement on July 6 during the ongoing series against Afghanistan, but after talking to the board and the Prime Minister, he withdrew the decision within just 24 hours. He was given a break of six weeks to recover mentally and physically. After that he left the ODI captaincy and also missed the Asia Cup. Tamim returned to the team during the ODI series against New Zealand and scored an innings of 44 runs off 58 balls in the second match. Bangladesh’s first match will be played against Afghanistan on October 7.
Bangladesh World Cup Squad:
Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Nazmul Hussain Shanto (vice-captain), Liton Das, Tanjeed Hasan Tamim, Tauheed Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmoud. Loud Islam, Tanzeem Hasan Saqib