Liton-less Tigers land in Colombo

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Bangladesh’s national cricket squad arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday to compete in the Asia Cup with the goal of leaving their imprint as a group on the international scene.

A day after the competition begins, on Thursday, the Tigers will play their first encounter against Sri Lanka. On September 3, they will play Afghanistan in Pakistan in their second and final Group B match.

However, there was some bad news for the lads in red and green, as Liton Das, the opening batter, had to be left behind owing to a high temperature.

Although Liton’s dengue test came back negative, there are questions over whether he would be able to recover from his fever in time for Bangladesh’s first game. Nevertheless, pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib, who missed the journey as well owing to technical difficulties, is anticipated to join the team today.

It is anticipated that Chandika Hathurusingha’s charges would start training today, therefore the team management may wish to consider potential backup choices for the available position.

Meanwhile, the team’s pacer Taskin Ahmed was optimistic about their prospects, thinking they might at least make it to the championship game.

“Playing in the Asia Cup championship game is our primary goal. Before boarding the plane for Colombo, Taskin addressed the media and said, “I would be personally extremely satisfied if we can reach the final playing as a team.

We obviously want to win the championship, but given the World Cup is soon approaching, playing good cricket is more important. We have a chance to win if we play our best cricket, the pacer said.

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