Bangladesh Team in T20 World Cup 2022

Since their first appearance in the 1999 50 over World Cup in England, there has been no ICC tournament in which Bangladesh haven’t appeared. Yet, apart from one or two upsets, Bangladesh have nothing of note to show when it comes to multilateral tournaments. That’s not to say that they haven’t improved as a cricketing nation. From India to South Africa to even Australia, all top teams have suffered series defeats against Bangladesh when visiting the country. In fact, prior to the 2021 World Cup, Bangladesh romped home to big T20I series wins over Australia and New Zealand at home, raising hopes of a good showing at the World Cup in UAE.

The Bangladeshi fans, however, had to end up disappointed as the Tigers put up yet another dismal show. They began the campaign by losing to Scotland but managed to eke out wins against PNG and Oman to progress to the Super 12s. In Super 12s, their performance went from bad to worse. Not only did they end with 5 out of 5 defeats, but were bowled out for totals of less than 100 twice. Bangladesh’s record in T20 World Cups is nothing to write home about. Unlike the 50-over World Cups where they do end up pulling off a few upsets, Bangladesh haven’t really set the stage on fire in T20 World Cups. They came extremely close to making it to the semi-finals in 2016 but they blew up the chance by losing 3 wickets for no run when needing only a couple of runs to win the match.

Bangladesh, however, will take heart from the fact that they will be in the same group as two other teams from the sub-continent – India and Pakistan, also two teams that they have won a T20I against in the past. Bangladesh find themselves in Group 2 in the Super 12s stage. There is also going to be South Africa in the same group. These four will be joined by two more teams from the qualifiers.

However, India couldn’t repeat those heroics again at the biggest stage and apart from managing a runners-up position in 2014, they have failed to come even close to the coveted T20 World Cup trophy. Under Virat Kohli, India’s performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup proved disappointing for the fans as they got knocked out of the tournament after suffering losses in their first two fixtures of the event.

In the 2022 edition, they will be led by Rohit Sharma who began his tenure as India’s T20I captain with series wins over Sri Lanka and West Indies. In Australia, however, the challenge for his team will be much bigger, and that would make fantasy gaming all the more fun for Indian fans who would be playing on MyCircle11 during the tournament.

India finds itself in Group 2 which also features their arch-rivals Pakistan along with another sub-continental team in the form of Bangladesh. South Africa, the team against whom India drew a recent home series 2-2 will also meet India in this group. Two more teams will join them from the qualifiers.

Bangladesh Team T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule

Mon 24th Oct – 9:30 AM

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Thu 27th Oct – 8:30 AM

SCG, Sydney

Sun 30th Oct – 8:30 AM

The Gabba, Brisbane

Wed 2nd Nov – 1:30 PM

India vs Bangladesh

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Sun 6th Nov – 9:30 AM

Pakistan vs Bangladesh

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Team Bangladesh Captain

Having made his debut as a 21-year-old in 2007, Mahmudullah has grown by leaps and bounds as a cricketer in the past 15 years. He now stands at the fag end of an illustrious career for Bangladesh with close to 10,000 runs and more than 150 wickets across all formats. However, the challenge ahead of him before he possibly walks into sunset is a big one. To do well in a World Cup in Australia will be a big task for Bangladesh. It would be a bigger one for Mahmudullah at a personal level since he has been part of the Bangladesh side in all the World Cups till now. Moreover, it was in his leadership that Bangladesh endured a forgettable T20 World Cup campaign in UAE last year.

Expected Bangladesh Squad for the T20 World Cup

Mahmudullah

All-Rounder

Mohammad Naim

Batsman

Najmul Hossain Shanto

Batsman

Litton Kumer Das

Wicket Keeper

Shakib al-Hasan

All-Rounder

Mushfiqur Rahim

Wicket Keeper / Batsman

Mustafizur Rahman

Bowler

Afif Hossain

All-Rounder

Nurul Hasan

Batsman

Mahedi Hasan

All-Rounder

Aminul Islam

All-Rounder

Taskin Ahmed

Bowler

Shoriful Islam

Bowler

Yasir Ali

Batsman

Bangladesh Team S.W.O.T Analysis

Strengths – Bangladesh have plenty of experienced campaigners in their lineup with captain Mahmudullah and wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim leading the way with more than 100 appearances in the T20I format. They also have one of the most experienced all-rounders in Shakib-al-Hasan who has enjoyed a distinguished career with the BBL side Melbourne Renegades and thus carries with himself a lot of experience of playing in Australia. In the pace department, Mustafizur Rehman also seems to have found his rhythm back in the last few years.

Weaknesses – In the bowling department, Bangladesh have relied heavily on spinners. The conditions in Australia though won’t make it easy for Bangladeshi spinners. The lack of match-winning fast bowlers might hurt Bangladesh in the tournament.

Opportunities – For Bangladesh, the wait continues to reach the semi-final stage in the ICC tournament. The conditions in Australia might not be in their favour but considering that so many senior players might be appearing in their last T20 World Cup, Bangladesh might want to give a performance to remember for their fans.

Threats – Even on occasions when they were within a sniffing distance of a major accomplishment, Bangladesh were found lacking the killer instinct to seal the deal. Their performance from the quarter-final against India in the 2016 World T20 and the Nidahas Final serve as a reminder that the team has often come up short in seizing the moments.

Facts and Stats about the Bangladesh Team

    • Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah are two of the very few players with the experience of more than 100 T20Is.
    • Shakib al Hasan is the only left arm spinner with more than 100 T20I wickets.
    • Among the teams that have played more than 30 matches in the T20 World Cup, no team has a winning percentage as low as Bangladesh’s. The team has won only 7 out of their 33 matches in the tournament’s history, leaving them with a winning percentage of 21.87.

How to pick a team on My11Circle

When the T20 World Cup gets underway Down Under later this year, you will get the chance to make the most of your knowledge and understanding of the game as multiple matches mean you get to create multiple teams almost every day. So, how to make yourself a winning combination on My11Circle? Here’s how to do it.

Out of the 22 players who are involved in the match, you are supposed to pick 11 players to create your fantasy team. The 11 players should include batsmen, wicketkeeper, bowlers, and all-rounders.

After you have picked the 11 players, you would need to assign captaincy and vice captaincy to two of the players. It’s very important to take this decision with due consideration as the points that they will earn at the end of the match will get multiplied. But you must pick all those players with just 100 credits in your kitty. All the players are assigned a certain value based on their form and stature, which would often mean that picking 11 of the highest rated players wouldn’t be possible with the budget of 100 credits.

So, use your knowledge of the game – conditions, form of cricketers, their performance against different kinds of oppositions – to predict the 11 top performing players of the match and pick them in your side.

So, what are you waiting for? Begin your preparations for the grand event and download the My11Circle app now to go up against fantasy gamers from around the world during the T20 World Cup 2022!

Frequently Asked Questions About Bangladesh Team

What has been Bangladesh’s best performance in the history of T20 World Cups?

Bangladesh made it to the Quarter FInals of the 2016 T20 World Cup held in India where they lost to the hosts by 1 run.

Who is captaining Bangladesh in the 2022 World Cup?

Mahmudullah, who captained the team in the T20 2021 World Cup, would be leading the side in the T20 2022 World Cup too.

Which are the other sides in Bangladesh’s group in the 2022 T20 World Cup?

South Africa, India and Pakistan along with two more teams that will qualify from the first round will meet Bangladesh in Group B of Super 12s.

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