T20 World Cup 2021: Bangladesh’s strongest predicted playing XI for the tournament
Bangladesh will surely be one of the dark horses of the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Updated - Aug 16, 2021 8:49 pm
In two months’ time, the attention of the entire cricketing world will shift to the T20 format of the game. The 2021 T20 World Cup will be played in the months of October and November this year in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and each and every team will be looking to put out their best XI on the park to win the coveted trophy.
Bangladesh will surely be one of the dark horses of the competition. The side can surprise any other team on their day, and will surely be a side that should not be taken lightly. In their recently concluded five-match T20I series against Australia, Bangladesh won the series by a margin of 4-1.
With the hugely awaited T20 World Cup on the horizon, let us take a look at the strongest Bangladesh XI for the tournament this year.
1. Tamim Iqbal
Opening the batting for the Bangladeshi Tigers will be arguably their greatest limited-overs batsman, Tamim Iqbal. Iqbal has a lot of experience at the T20I level, has featured in 78 T20Is, and has plundered 1758 runs at an average of 24.08 and a strike rate of close to 120.
The left-hander is currently the second-highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in T20I cricket, after Shakib Al Hasan. Tamim has scored in excess of 30 in his last three innings in T20I cricket.
Even though he is currently injured, the left-handed batting veteran should be fit in time for the T20 World Cup this year. Needless to say, Tamim’s fortunes with the willow will be crucial for the Bangladeshi Tigers.