Asia Cup 2023

Bangladesh cricketer Litton Das to miss flight to Sri Lanka for Asia Cup 2023

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand

August 27 2023
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Litton Das has played 72 ODIs matches for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh cricket team have suffered a big setback as their opening batter and X-factor, Litton Das, will not be part of the Bangladesh contingent which will be flying to Sri Lanka on Sunday for Asia Cup 2023. Litton Das will be missing the flight due to fever. Along with Litton Das, young pacer Tanjim Hasan Sakib will also miss the flight. He came in as a replacement for Ebadot Hossain. Tanjim Hasan Sakib will miss the flight as his ticket has yet to be confirmed by the authorities. Bangladesh team will be departing from Dhaka for Sri Lanka in the afternoon.

Litton Das suffering from fever

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) Cricket Operations Committee chairman Jalal Younus informed the media that Das has tested negative for dengue fever and will be missing the flight. Younus said, “Litton is suffering from fever. He tested negative for dengue. So if he recovers, he will take the next flight to Sri Lanka. But if he does not recover, then we have to think about replacement.” Litton Das is one of the key players in the Bangladesh squad, and this will be their third setback as Tamim Iqbal and Ebadot Hossain are already ruled out due to injury.

BCB chief physician Debashis Chowdhury informed the media that Litton is suffering from fever but there’s nothing serious about it. Chowdhury said, “Litton is suffering from a fever but it’s not anything serious. All the test results are positive. He will join the team when he recovers.” Das played a massive role in Bangladesh’s last 50-overs Asia Cup campaign and smashed a century against India in the final. Das played 121 runs knock in the 2018 final. 

Earlier Tamim Iqbal withdrew his name from Bangladesh squad due to an injury, and currently he is pushing himself hard to get back in the rhythm for the World Cup 2023. Pacer Ebadot Hossain is also out of the tournament due to an ACL-related injury, which will take more time to recover. Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh will open their campaign against co-hosts Sri Lanka at Pallekele Stadium on August 31st. Bangladesh have played two finals in the last three 50-overs Asia Cup events.

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