Bangladesh opener Liton Das has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series against Australia due to personal reasons. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director operations Akram Khan said that Liton Das will not be available for the five-match T20I series. He is set to fly back to Bangladesh to be with his ill family members.
Opener did miss the last two matches of the T20I series against Zimbabwe due to a thigh injury. He was expected to miss the first few matches of the upcoming T20I series against Australia. Akram Khan said that Liton Das will not be available and will be looking to spend time with his ailing family members.
Wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim missed the ODI series against Zimbabwe to be with his parents, who are suffering from coronavirus. Former captain will not be available for the T20I series against Australia. He won’t be able to fulfill the mandatory quarantine period of 10 days, a criteria for any cricketer for joining a bio-secure environment for a particular series and competition.
Bangladesh ODI Captain Tamim Iqbal will also miss the five-match T20I series against Australia. Left-hander will undergo a rehabilitation process after a knee injury. He will be out of action for atleast two months.
With experienced players like Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim not available for home series against Australia, the burden will be on the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad and Soumya Sarkar to deliver the goods with the bat. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan are also suffering from niggle but will be fit for the five-match T20I series against Australia.
All the five-match series will be played at Shere-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. The opening game of the T20I series will be played on 3rd August in Dhaka. On the other hand, Australia will travel from Caribbean to fly to Dhaka. Both the sides will go through three-day room quarantine in the hotel.