Litton Das {PC: BCB}
Litton Das {PC: BCB}

Last Update on: August 29th, 2023 at 06:45 pm

Bangladesh Cricket Team suffered a major blow on the eve of the Asia Cup 2023. Star batter Litton Das has been ruled out of their first game against Sri Lanka due to a fever as per the reports in the BDCricTime.

Litton Das didn’t travel with the team to Sri Lanka on 27th August due to a fever. He was then scheduled to join the team on 28th August but it wasn’t possible too as he had high grade fever on that day. There were even talks related to his replacement in the team but the team management didn’t want to take any backup cricketer.

Litton Das will now be joining the team ahead of their second game against Afghanistan, slated to take place on Sunday (3rd September). The keeper-batter will be directly flying to Pakistan and will join the team ahead of that game. Bangladesh have a hectic schedule in the tournament due to the hybrid model.

After the first match in Sri Lanka and the second in Pakistan, if they qualify for the Super 4 stage, things will get tougher for them. They will play their first Super Four game in Pakistan and then will have to move back to Sri Lanka to play the remaining two Super Four matches.

Read More  PAK vs NZ Live Streaming Channel In India- When And Where To Watch ICC World Cup Warm Match Live? 2023

The absence of Litton Das might prove to be costly for Bangladesh, considering that Tamim Iqbal is already being ruled out of the tournament. The keeper-batter is amongst the star players of his team and he will be vital for the team going into the Asia Cup 2023.

Asia Cup 2023: Bangladesh’s Squad for the Asia Cup 2023

Here’s the Bangladesh squad for the Asia Cup:

Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib