As we know Bangladesh had a disappointing performance in the ICC World Cup 2023 so far. They have only managed to beat Afghanistan by six wickets in their opening match, but as Bangla fan we all want to see the Bangladesh Team in Semi-Final, but we also know that Bangladesh have lost six out of their seven matches and at this stage only one question will generate in our mind. Is Bangladesh out from world Cup 2023? Let’s look at some of the highlights of their recent campaigns and scenarios to qualify for ICC world Cup 2023.
- On October 07, Bangladesh faced Afghanistan at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala. As they opened their World Cup campaign with an emphatic win. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bat first. Afghanistan were all out for just 156 runs in 37.2 overs. In reply, Bangladesh won the match by scoring 158 runs for four wickets in 34.4 overs.
- On October 10, Bangladesh faced England at the same venue where England defeated Bangladesh by 137 runs. This was Bangladesh’s first loss in the current edition of the World Cup. In this match Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first. England scored 364 runs for nine wickets in 50 overs. In reply, Bangladesh were all out for 205 in 48 overs.
- On October 13, Bangladesh faced New Zealand at M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Where New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first. Bangladesh scored 245 for nine in batting First. For Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah made 66 and 41 respectively The Kiwis chased down the target with 43 balls to spare. For New Zealand, Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell made 78 and 89 respectively. New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets to register their third successive win in the ICC World Cup on October 13th. This was Bangladesh’s second loss in the current edition of the World Cup for Bangla Tigers.
- On October 19, Bangladesh faced India at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Where Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat. They scored 256 for Eight in batting First. For Bangladesh, Liton das and Tanzid Hasan made 66 and 51 respectively The Men in Blue chased down the target with 51 balls to spare. For India, Kohli made a winning century and India defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets to register their third successive win in the ICC World Cup and Bangladesh’s third straight loss in the current edition of the World Cup.
- On October 24, Bangladesh faced South Africa at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Where, South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first, and they have perfectly taken the advantage of winning the toss and posted a huge total of 382 in 50 overs. In reply Mahmudullah made a fantastic century but that was not enough as South Africa hammered Bangladesh by 149 runs in Mumbai. This was Bangladesh’s fourth straight loss in the current edition of the World Cup.
- On October 28, Bangladesh faced the Netherlands at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat first, but they were bowled out for 229 in 50 overs. In reply, Bangladesh collapsed to 70 for 6 inside 18 overs and just managed to score 142 runs and lost this match by 87 runs. P. Meekeren was named the Player of the Match for his four-wicket haul. This was Bangladesh’s fifth straight loss in the current edition of the World Cup and they are Eliminated from this World Cup mostly.
- On October 31, Bangladesh played against Pakistan at the same venue. Where Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first but they couldn’t take the advantage of winning the toss and Bowled out in Just 204 runs. First Shaheen Afridi set the tone upfront with the new ball by removing Tanzid Hasan and Shanto in his first two overs then Haris Rauf nip out Rahim in his opening over. It was another bad first powerplay for Bangladesh, who were reduced to 23/3. Litton Das and Mahmudullah forged a fifty partnership and looked comfortable at the crease. But a soft dismissal led to the former’s downfall.
- The scoring rate dipped significantly post that. Although Mahmudullah notched up a fifty, he couldn’t kick on as Shaheen came back to castle him with a beauty. Shakib got off to a slow start, he did score a hat-trick of fours off Iftikhar, but was bounced out by Rauf. After the skipper’s downfall, there was hardly any fight from the lower order. Mohammad Wasim Jr got the ball to reverse, bowled it full and quick to make light work of the Bangladeshi tail. In reply Pakistani openers ensured that the chase would be a cakewalk. Abdullah Shafique notched up his fourth 50+ score of the tournament playing eye-pleasing strokes. Fakhar Zaman, in his comeback game, showed how dangerous he can be at the top of the order. Smashed seven sixes and three fours to extinguish any hopes in the Bangladeshi camp. Pakistan lost three wickets, all to Mehidy, but that was in a quest to up the ante. A clinical win with 17.3 overs to spare for Pakistan. This was Bangladesh’s sixth straight loss in the current edition of the World Cup and they are officially Eliminated from this world cup.
- On November 6, Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. This will be their seventh match of the tournament and they will hope to end their losing streak against the former champions.
- On November 11, Bangladesh will face Australia at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. This will be their last match of the World Cup and they will try to put up a fight against the defending champion.
Bangladesh’s poor performance in the World Cup has been attributed to various factors, such as their batters being out of form, their captaincy issues, their rotation policy, and their lack of preparation. Shakib Al Hasan, who took over as captain from Tamim Iqbal in July, has admitted that this is Bangladesh’s worst ever World Cup campaign and that his fallout with Tamim may have affected the team morale.