3 explosive players who are missing in Asia XI squad
The two highly-anticipated matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on March 18 and 21.
Updated - Feb 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Every cricket fan, at some point in time, does compile a list of players without considering their nationality and wishes for them to play together someday. And, this dream of every cricket fanatic would be coming true soon. Some of best-known names in world cricket will be getting together in Bangladesh to play a two-match series between World XI and Asia XI, in March next month.
The two highly-anticipated matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on March 18 and 21. But, when the Asia XI team was announced on Tuesday, the exclusion of certain individuals added a little bit of sorrow to the extreme delight of the fans.
These names were such that they would have been on any given list that was drafted prior to the announcement. But, there were three such names, whose exclusion came as a surprise to many, given the fact that how big entertainers they are.
Here’s a look at those three names:
The big hitter from Bangladesh, who has the ability to hit the ball not only over the ropes but way back into the stands, Mahmudullah’s name was one of the most-awaited ones, especially in the Bangladeshi cricket circles. A hero of many crucial wins for them was not included in the list of players who will be playing for Asia XI.
One of the best performing batsmen for Bangladesh in the 2015 and the 2019 edition of the Cricket World Cup, he has been there standing in the middle-order to face any bowling attack in the world and shatter their confidence into pieces by his power hitting. And, seeing him play along with and against some of the best names in the business would have been a dream come true for many.
But unfortunately, he has been left out and one of the reasons for that is– Bangladesh Cricket Board might want to preserve his energy before the multi-nation tournament. His inclusion would have provided an extra edge to the run feast for the fans, who would be flocking in big numbers to the stadium to see their favourite players from across the continent play in the same team.