The upcoming Asia Cup 2023 tournament will run from August 30 to September 17, 2023. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the host countries for the tournament.
Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal will be missing the Asia Cup due to a back injury, and now all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is ready to take over as the ODI captain for the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup 2023 as the captain of the Bangladesh squad.
Bangladesh is the only team that has hosted the Asia Cup 5 times but has not won the title even once. However, the Bangladesh team has played the Asia Cup finals thrice (2012, 2016 T20I, and 2018).
Except for all odds, the Bangladeshi fans are hopeful that the team has the capability of lifting the Asia Cup trophy.
Bangladesh Asia Cup 2023 Overview
|Name of the Tournament||Asia Cup 2023|
|Conducted By||Asian Cricket Council (ACC)|
|Host Country||Pakistan & Bangladesh|
|No. of times Bangladesh hosted Asia Cup 2023||5 times (1988, 2000, 2012, 2014, 2016)|
|No. of times Bangladesh won Asia Cup 2023||None|
|ODI Ranking 2023||7|
|Most Runs in ODI||Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim (699)|
|Most Wickets in ODI||Abdur Razzak (22)|
Asia Cup 2023 Bangladesh Timetable (IST)
Bangladesh will play its first match against Sri Lanka on August 31, 2023, at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele. Here’s the schedule of Bangladesh for Asia Cup 2023:
|August 31, 2023||2 PM||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|September 3, 2023||3:30 PM||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|September 6, 2023||3:30 PM||A1 Vs B2||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 9, 2023||2 PM||B1 Vs B2||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 12, 2023||2 PM||A1 Vs A2||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 14, 2023||2 PM||A2 Vs B1||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 15, 2023||2 PM||A2 Vs B2||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 17, 2023||2 PM||Asia Cup 2023 Final||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
Asia Cup 2023 Bangladesh Squad
The performance of the Bangladeshi cricket team in Asia Cup 2023 has been nothing extraordinary in the past years. Bangladesh hosted the tournament the most number of times but only managed to reach the final 3 times.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced the squad for Asia Cup 2023:
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mamhud, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain, and Mohammad Naim.Asia Cup 2023 Bangladesh Squad
Asia Cup 2023 Bangladesh Captain
Tamim Iqbal who was the ODI captain of Bangladesh has stepped down due to a back injury. Iqbal made his ODI debut in 2007 against Zimbabwe. So far he has played 241 ODI matches and has scored 8313 runs and he has a current ODI ranking of 33.
Tamim became the ODI Captain of Bangladesh in 2020 when Mashrafe Mortaza stepped down as ODI captain post.
Now all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is ready to take over as the ODI captain for the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup 2023 of the Bangladesh squad.
Asia Cup 2023 Bangladesh Wicketkeeper
Litton Das is a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper. He made his ODI debut in 2015 and he scored the highest individual score for Bangladesh in ODI cricket. His Current ODI ranking is 38 and so far he has played 72 matches and has scored 2213 runs.
Bangladesh Most Run in Asia Cup
|Name of the Player||Matches||Runs||100s||50s|
|Shakib Al Hasan||13||402||0||3|
|Athar Ali Khan||11||368||0||2|
Bangladesh Most Wickets in Asia Cup
|Name of the Player||Matches||Wickets||BBI|
|Shakib Al Hasan||13||19||4/42|
Bangladesh Squad Asia Cup 2023 FAQs
A. The ICC ODI ranking of Bangladesh is 7.
A. Shakib Al Hasan will be leading the Bangladeshi Squad for Asia Cup 2023.
A. Litton Das will be the wicketkeeper of Bangladesh for the Asia Cup 2023.
A. Bangladesh has hosted the Asia Cup 5 times (1988, 2000, 2012, 2014, and 2016).
A. Bangladesh has not won the Asia Cup even a single time.
A. Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim (699) has scored the maximum number of runs in the Asia Cup.
A. Abdur Razzak (22) has taken the maximum wickets for Bangladesh in Asia Cup.