ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 team guide: Bangladesh

Posted: 30 May 2019 4:58 pm
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With a squad blessed with veterans and consistent performers, Bangladesh will rattle some cages at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Can this team go deep into the tournament?

Did you know Bangladesh can fit into Australia 52 times?! Amazingly, it's still home to some 170 million people, mostly found in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong. The small Asian country is surrounded on three sides by the cricket-mad Indians, so it's no wonder Bangladesh punches above its weight on the world cricket stage.

After first qualifying for the Cricket World Cup in 1999, Bangladesh hasn't missed a tournament since and even made the quarter-finals of the 2015 tournament. With better than a 50% winning record at the Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh isn't a team to take lightly.

Will Bangladesh win the 2019 Cricket World Cup?

Bangladesh has built a reputation at the Cricket World Cup for damaging the chances of better-fancied teams more than it has for making it deep into the tournament. We can expect that to continue at the 2019 edition.

Bangladesh comes into the tournament in decent form, winning every game of its tri-series with Ireland and the West Indies in early May. That has helped play the squad into some sort of rhythm. Even if a loss to Ireland and then India in the warm-up matches soured the tri-series victory somewhat.

A look across the rankings shows a team that may not have any out-and-out superstars, but a number of consistently good performers. If there is one stand-out, it's Shakib Al Hasan, with the vice-captain considered the second-best all-rounder in the world heading into the tournament. Perhaps he can lead the team to an unlikely semi-final berth.

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How to watch Bangladesh's Cricket World Cup matches

Every Bangladesh match at the 2019 Cricket World Cup is available to watch in Australia, live or on demand, through either Foxtel or Kayo Sports. These two services offer different features and you can analyse and compare them in our where to watch the Cricket World Cup guide.

Bangladesh Cricket World Cup squad

With four players set to finish the 2019 Cricket World Cup with over 200 matches under their belts, Bangladesh brings a seriously experienced team to the tournament. It's a squad that has remained free of injuries since it was originally announced, too. Here is the 15-man Bangladesh squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Player Age Caps Position Batting rank Bowling rank All-rounder rank
Mashrafe Mortaza (c) 35 208 Bowler >100 28 47
Shakib Al Hasan (vc) 32 198 All-rounder 33 29 2
Tamim Iqbal 30 193 Batsman 20 >100 >100
Liton Das (wk) 24 28 Wicket-keeper-batsman >100 >100 >100
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) 33 205 Wicket-keeper-batsman 16 11 35
Mahmudullah 33 175 Batsman 47 >100 39
Mohammad Mithun (wk) 29 18 Wicket-keeper-batsman >100 >100 >100
Sabbir Rahman 27 61 Batsman 70 >100 >100
Mehedi Hasan Miraz 22 28 All-rounder >100 30 29
Soumya Sarkar 26 44 All-rounder 37 >100 98
Rubel Hossain 29 97 Bowler >100 57 >100
Mohammad Saifuddin 22 13 All-rounder >100 >100 >100
Mosaddek Hossain 23 26 All-rounder >100 >100 >100
Mustafizur Rahman 23 46 Bowler >100 >100 >100
Abu Jayed 25 2 Bowler >100 >100 >100

Bangladesh Cricket World Cup fixtures

Never miss a Bangladesh match at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 by keeping an eye on the schedule below. We've also added in a guide on where to watch a live stream of each Bangladesh match in Australia.

Stage Match Date Start time (AEST) Team A Team B Venue Where to watch
Group 5 Sunday 2 June 19:30 South Africa Bangladesh Kennington Oval Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 9 Wednesday 5 June 22:30 Bangladesh New Zealand Kennington Oval Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 12 Saturday 8 June 19:30 England Bangladesh Sophia Gardens Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 16 Tuesday 11 June 19:30 Bangladesh Sri Lanka County Ground Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 23 Monday 17 June 19:30 West Indies Bangladesh County Ground Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 26 Thursday 20 June 19:30 Australia Bangladesh Trent Bridge Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
Group 31 Monday 24 June 19:30 Bangladesh Afghanistan The Rose Bowl Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 40 Tuesday 2 July 19:30 Bangladesh India Edgbaston Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 43 Friday 5 July 19:30 Pakistan Bangladesh Lord's Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Semi-finals SF 1 Tuesday 9 July 19:30 1st 4th Old Trafford Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
Semi-finals SF 2 Thursday 11 July 19:30 2nd 3rd Edgbaston Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
Final F Sunday 14 July 19:30 Winner semi-final 1 Winner semi-final 2 Lord's Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine

Bangladesh Cricket World Cup team news

Abu Jayed steps up for the World Cup?

30.05.19 – 25-year-old fast-bowler Abu Jayed only made his ODI debut earlier this month and will head into the Cricket World Cup having only played two ODIs. It was a slow start for the young man, but a five-wicket haul in his second game will see the bowler head into the World Cup with confidence. Despite a first class 50 to his name, Jayed isn't expected to bring much with the bat, so will need to provide plenty of strike with his right-arm, medium-fast deliveries.

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