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Asia Cup 2023: Liton Das Ruled Out Due to Viral Fever, BCB Names Replacement – News18

Curated By: Aakash Biswas

Last Updated: August 30, 2023, 10:48 IST

Liton Das ruled out of Asia Cup 2023

Bangladesh opening batsman Litton Kumer Das, who could not travel to Sri Lanka with the Asia Cup squad due to viral fever, has been ruled out of the tournament as he has not recovered from the illness.

Bangladesh suffered a major blow on Wednesday as Liton Das has been ruled out of the Asia Cup 2023 due to a viral fever. The development, confirmed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) through an official release, comes a day before the Shakib al Hasan-led side’s campaign opener against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Thursday.

The BCB has named 30-year-old wicketkeeper-batter Anamul Haque Bijoy as Das’ replacement who is due to join the squad in Sri Lanka. The former has played 44 ODIs and has made an ODI appearance in December last year in a home series against India.

“He (Anamul) has been in the runs in domestic cricket and we have continued to monitor him in the Bangladesh Tigers programme. He was always in our consideration,” said Minhajul Abedin, Chairman of the National Selection Panel.

Injuries haunt Bangladesh’s Asia Cup campaign

Before Das, fast bowler Ebadot Hossain was ruled out of the Asia Cup due to a knee injury incurred during the ODI series against Afghanistan last month. Opening batter Tamim Iqbal, who had stepped down from ODI captaincy, was earlier ruled him out of the tournament due to a recurring back injury.

Bangladesh Revised Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tawhid 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, Anamul Haque Bijoy.

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