The reality exposed in the ongoing Asia Cup for Bangladesh has certainly compelled Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the team management to only hope that their best players will be available for the upcoming World Cup in October.
There is no way to justify crucifying the 24-year-old batter solely for his 20-run innings against Pakistan in Wednesday's Asia Cup Super Four match in Lahore. Instead, the manner in which he keeps throwing his wicket away after showing a glimpse of promise deserves serious consideration ahead of the World Cup.
A hamstring injury suffered against Afghanistan on Sunday forced Shanto’s exit from the continental tournament.
Najmul Hossain Shanto has been ruled out from the Asia Cup after the left handed batter suffered a hamstring injury, confirmed Bangladesh Cricket Board through a press release on Tuesday.
With Bangladesh getting twin centuries, from Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehedi Hasan Miraz, only for the fifth time in ODIs, the crucial role that the Tigers' bowling unit played to beat Afghanistan by 89 runs went under the radar in Lahore on Sunday.
Centurions of the game against Afghanistan Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehedi Hasan Miraz entered their names on the Gaddafi Stadium honours board on Sunday.
Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehedi Hasan Miraz laid the platform for a huge score before the bowlers turned up with a spirited display to allow Bangladesh place one foot in the Asia Cup's Super Four stage as the Tigers won by 89 runs against Afghanistan on a batting-friendly wicket at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium yesterday.
Bangladesh confirmed the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup by bouncing back with a comprehensive 89-run win over Afghanistan in their final group-stage game in Lahore yesterday.