Bangladesh opener Litton Das flies back home in the middle of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023; Here’s why
Litton Das has so far scored 225 runs for Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Litton Das, Bangladesh keeper-batter has flown back home in the middle of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 tournament. Bangladesh became the first team to be knocked out of the race for semi-finals after losing to Pakistan in their last match.
Bangladesh are presently ranked ninth in the 2023 World Cup points table. Despite beating Afghanistan in their first match, the squad has now lost six consecutive games, making them the first team to be declared eliminated from the semifinal race.
Although their next two matches are virtually dead rubbers, the opposition, Sri Lanka and Australia, are still important because a win might alter the tournament standings.
Litton Das flies home for personal reasons
Litton Das has had a decent tournament with the bat. He scored 225 runs in 7 matches with two half-centuries to his name. However, with Bangladesh out of contention for the ICC World Cup semi-finals, he has returned home in Bangladesh.
While the precise reason for his return is unknown, speculations suggest that he will be eligible for their forthcoming encounter against Sri Lanka on November 6 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
According to sources, Litton Das and his wife are expecting their first child, which may have necessitated his departure. He is set to rejoin the team in the host country on November 3, three days before the encounter in New Delhi.
“Due to a family emergency, Litton took leave and will rejoin the team in Delhi ahead of the scheduled training session on November 3,” said Rabeed Imam, the media and communications manager of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, as reported by The Daily Star.
Before the Netherlands game, skipper Shakib Al Hasan had also returned to Bangladesh to work with his childhood coach, Nazmul Abedeen Fahim.