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Bangladesh's T20 World Cup and Asia Cup captain will be Shakib Al Hasan


     Shakib Al Hasan, an all-around player, has been selected as Bangladesh's captain for the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup. A 17-person roster for the Asia Cup, which begins on August 27 in the UAE, was also unveiled by the BCB. Six teams will compete in the 15th Asia Cup, which will be held in the UAE (main event). 

     India, who are the current winners, has won the trophy seven times, making them the most successful team overall. This year's tournament will use the T20 format, as opposed to the ODI format that was used for the previous one. 

Bangladesh's squad for the Asia Cup

    Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Nurul Hasan Sohan and Taskin Ahmed


     The six teams are split into two groups: Group A includes India, Pakistan, and a team that qualified; Group B includes Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. In the group stage, each team faces off against the other once, with the top two teams from each group moving on to the Super 4 round. The top two teams from the Super 4 will advance to the championship.

     Along with the next Asia Cup, Shakib will also captain Bangladesh in the Tri-Nation T20 series against Pakistan and the hosts New Zealand in October, followed by the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022.


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