Litton Das has made a surprise return to the Bangladesh cricket team for the Asia Cup Super Fours in Lahore, overcoming illness. His inclusion addresses injury concerns, boosting the team’s prospects.
In a surprising turn of events, Litton Das has made a dramatic return to the Bangladesh cricket team just in time for the Asia Cup Super Fours in Lahore. Initially ruled out of the tournament due to illness, Litton received medical clearance and joined his teammates on Monday evening.
The decision to include Litton Das in the squad was driven by a series of injury concerns plaguing the team. During his remarkable century against Afghanistan, Najmul Hossain Shanto clutched his hamstring on a few occasions, while Mehidy Hasan Miraz suffered finger cramps during his own century and had to retire hurt. Mustafizur Rahman also faced a setback, picking up a niggle during the Sri Lanka game in Pallekele on August 31, which rendered him unable to play against Afghanistan.
Minhajul Abedin, the chief selector of the Bangladesh team, explained the decision, stating, “The Asia Cup squad has a few injury concerns, and the team management felt the need for an additional player going into the Super Four. We have received the BCB medical team’s clearance regarding Litton’s health and have decided to send him to Pakistan.”
Bangladesh secured their spot in the Super Four following an impressive 89-run victory over Afghanistan in their last group match in Lahore on Sunday. With Litton Das back in action, the team hopes to bolster its lineup and make a strong push in the crucial stages of the tournament.