Litton Das Ruled Out of Asia Cup 2023 Owing to Viral Fever

Litton Das
Litton Das(Image: BCB)

Litton Das Ruled Out of Asia Cup 2023: The Bangladesh Cricket team faces a massive blow ahead of the Asia Cup 2023 after their wicketkeeper batter Litton Das ruled out of the continental tournament.

Litton Das Ruled Out of Asia Cup 2023

Bangladesh who still waits to lift their maiden Asia Cup trophy will play their first game of the season against Sri Lanka on August 31 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.

Earlier, Ebadot Hossain was ruled out of Asia Cup 2023 while the board named Tanzim Hasan as his replacement.

The 16th edition of the Asia Cup tournament is scheduled to play between August – September and will be jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Asia Cup 2023 will also be the first of its kind to be co-hosted by multiple countries.

Four matches of the Asia Cup 2023 will be played in Pakistan while the remaining nine matches of the tournament will be played in Sri Lanka.

Litton Das was ruled out of Asia Cup 2023 after failing to recover from a viral fever due to which he did not travel with the squad for Bangladesh’s opening match in Pallekele. Top-order batter Anamul Haque has been named as his replacement in Bangladesh’s squad.

The Chairman of the National Team’s Selection panel Minhajul Abedin commented on Das’ unavailability, stating the below:

“He (Anamul) has been in the runs in domestic cricket and we have continued to monitor him in the Bangladesh Tigers programme. He was always in our consideration. Due to Litton’s unavailability, we needed a top-order batter who could keep wicket and Anamul got the nod.”

Anamul Haque has represented the national team in 44 ODIs and has managed 1254 runs, which include three centuries. The right-handed batter last featured for Bangladesh last December in a home series against India.

Bangladesh’s updated Asia Cup 2023 squad

Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Anamul Haque Bijoy

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Asia Cup 2023 Date

The Asia Cup 2023 will begin on August 30 with the final match scheduled to play on September 17 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Asia Cup 2023 Venue

All matches of the Asia Cup 2023 will be played across 4 different venues across Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Pakistan

  • Gaddafi Stadium – Lahore(3 Matches)
  • Multan Cricket Stadium – Multan(1 Match)

Sri Lanka

  • R. Premadasa Stadium – Colombo(6 Matches)
  • Pallekele International Cricket Stadium – Kandy(3 Matches)

FAQs

When Will the Asia Cup 2023 begin?

The Asia Cup 2023 will begin on August 30 with the final match scheduled to play on September 17 at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Which Country Hosts Asia Cup 2023?

Asia Cup 2023 will be co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka and it will also be the first of its kind to be co-hosted by multiple countries.

Does Asia Cup 2023 have a reserve day?

YES, the Asia Cup 2023 final will alone have a reserve day which is September 18, 2023.

How many teams will play in the Asia Cup 2023?

A total of 6 teams will participate in Asia Cup 2023 which includes India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.