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Bangladesh Champions Trophy Team Preview
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Bangladesh Champions Trophy Team Preview

This is a special year for Bangladesh as they’ve qualified for the Champions Trophy for the first time since 2006. They are currently ranked better than Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the West Indies (what a time to be alive!) They’ve played 8 CT matches: Won 1 and Lost 8. Bangladesh will be looking to improve this record and show the world what they’re capable of.


Below is their progress in previous editions of the Champions Trophy.

 Bangladesh’s progress in previous editions of the Champions Trophy

Bangladesh’s progress in previous editions of the Champions Trophy


Bangladesh are in Group A alongside Australia, England and New Zealand


Batting:

Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk)


Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar will be the two key batsmen for Bangladesh. They both average almost 50 over the past two years. Mushfiqur Rahim has been in decent form as well.


Bowling:

Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam


Mustafizur Rahman has been a great find for Bangladesh. So far in his career he has taken 43 wickets at an economy rate of just 4.62. He will be well suited to the English bowling conditions.


All-Rounders:

Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Sunzamul Islam, Mehedi Hasan


Mashrafe and Shakib are two key components of the Bangladesh team.


Trump Card:

Shakib Al Hassan averages 40.23 with the bat in the past two years and has taken 18 wickets. He is currently the no. 1 all rounder in the world. The stage is set for him to take Bangladesh to new heights.


Recent ODI Form:

W L W L W L L L L W N/R L N/R L W W


Just before the Champions Trophy, Bangladesh played a Tri-Nations tournament in Ireland. They won 2 games out of 4. Their win against New Zealand helped them move past Sri Lanka in the ICC ODI ranking. Bangladesh are now ranked 6.


Previous Champions Trophy:

Bangladesh got knocked out in the group stage in 2006. They did however manage to win against Zimbabwe.