Asia Cup 2012: Bangladesh Team Players List

Asia Cup 2012

Bangladesh Team Players List for Asia Cup 2012

Asia Cup 2012

Asia Cup 2012 - Bangladesh March 11 - March 22, 2012 - SBNCS, Mirpur, Dhaka

Update March 6, 2012:

The demotion of opening batsman Tamim Iqbal to the reserves and the inclusion of allrounder Mashrafe Mortaza are among a host of changes in Bangladesh’s Asia Cup squad. Bangladesh’s selectors have dropped four of the 15 players who were part of the home ODI series against Pakistan in December 2011, demoted two to reserve status, and called up five. They also continued to not pick Mohammad Ashraful.

Bangladesh Team Players List for Asia Cup 2012
  1. Imrul Kayes
  2. Nazimuddin
  3. Jahurul Islam
  4. Mushfiqur Rahim
  5. Shakib Al Hasan
  6. Mahmudullah
  7. Nasir Hossain
  8. Mashrafe Mortaza
  9. Abdur Razzak
  10. Elias Sunny
  11. Nazmul Hossain
  12. Shafiul Islam,
  13. Shahadat Hossain
  14. Anamul Haque


  • Reserves: Tamim Iqbal, Shuvagata Hom, Farhad Reza, Enamul Haque, Abul Hasan
  • In: Nazimuddin, Jahurul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shahadat Hossain, Anamul Haque
  • Out: Alok Kapali, Naeem Islam, Rubel Hossain, Shahriar Nafees

Update March 5, 2012:

The national selectors have received the fitness reports of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Tamim Iqbal with both having been passed fit.

But the final discussion on the Tigers’ 15-member squad for the Asia Cup was still held back as the Akram Khan-led committee are awaiting the return of AHM Mustafa Kamal, the Bangladesh Cricket Board president. “We didn’t hold a meeting today [Sunday] but we did receive fitness reports of the two and Mashrafe [Bin Mortaza] and Tamim [Iqbal] are fit,” said Akram yesterday, though the three-member panel didn’t hold a meeting as was earlier said.

Upon Kamal’s return, the selectors will hold a meeting and await his approval before announcement as the hosts can apparently take an extra day to declare Asia Cup squads. The delay would also mean that the training camp will probably begin on the originally announced March 7 for the tournament that begins three days later.

But the selectors will breathe a huge sigh of relief with the fitness reports of fast bowler Mashrafe and batsman Tamim as they didn’t really have a lot of options lined up in either department. The left-handed opening batsman, despite missing much of the Bangladesh Premier League, is still the best option.

Mashrafe too would perfectly slot in as the new-ball bowler as paceman Rubel Hossain is all but certain to miss the four-nation tournament.

But if one takes a look at the last ODI squad selected, for the Pakistan series back in December, some of the faces may not find themselves this time around.

Question marks will be raised over Alok Kapali, Forhad Reza and Naeem Islam as the trio haven’t had much of a fruitful Premier League or BPL campaign, due to a lack of form and opportunities.

The selectors could recall Mohammad Ashraful, who was the second highest run-getter among the locals in the Twenty20 tournament, while also consider Junaed Siddiqui (good BPL showing) and Jahurul Islam (good form during the Dhaka Premier League).

Among the bowlers, the selectors could pick an extra spinner with only Mashrafe and Shafiul using the new ball as the local left-armers handled the new white ball quite effectively during the BPL. If another left-arm spinner is added, Enamul Haque Jr could make a return after good performances throughout the season in all formats.


BCB Selection committee will meet on March 3 to discuss on Bangladesh team for upcoming Asia Cup 2012 cricket, due to start on  March 11. It is likely that primary Bangladesh team will be announced on 4th or 5th March and the final 15-man squad will be confirmed on March 8. Fans are eagerly waiting for the return of the pacer Mashrafee Bin Mortaza. Bangladesh will play their first match on the inaugural day against Pakistan in SBNCS, Mipur stadium, which will be a day-night clash as all other matches in this 12-day event.

Habibul Bashar spoke on Bangladesh team in Asia Cup 2012, ” No decision has taken yet. Not even any discussions. The selection panel will sit on 3rd March to prepare initial team line up.”

“Initial team might not be confirmed on 3rd March. We will only discuss about players performances & fitness.” he added

Bashar was rather defensive on talking about choosing players on BPL performance, “I can’t comment on this point.”

Other 3 teams, India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka has already announced the final squad for Asia Cup 2012.



Ticket Prices for Asia Cup 2012


  • East Gallery: 200 Tk

  • South Gallery: 400 Tk

  • North Gallery: 400 Tk

  • International Gallery (South & North): 1,500 Tk

  • Shahid Jewel (North) Stand: 600 Tk

  • Shahid Mustaq (South) Stand: 600 Tk

  • Grand Stand (North/South): 4,000 Tk

  • BCB Corporate Lounge: 5,000 Tk

  • BCB Corporate Box: 12,000 Tk


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Global Neway becomes Bangladesh Team sponsor for Asia Cup 2012

Global Neway becomes new Bangladesh team sponsor for Asia Cup 2012

Global Neway becomes new Bangladesh team sponsor for Asia Cup 2012

Meanwhile, Global Neway arrived as the new sponsor of the national cricket team, as they agreed to pay Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) a purse of Tk 10 million as the sponsors of the Tigers in the upcoming Asia Cup.

In a hurriedly organized press conference at the Sonargaon Hotel, BCB introduced the new sponsors to the press.

Murali Srinarayanthas, the managing director of the Global Neway was ecstatic.

“We feel privileged to have the opportunity. We look forward to inspire the Bangladesh National cricket team in the Asia Cup,” said Murali.


TV Broadcasting Partner for Asia Cup 2012

Neo Sports will telecast all Asia Cup 2012 matches live from SBNCS Mirpur stadium as the official broadcaster. Geo Super, ESPN, Star Cricket & DD Sports will also telecast the event live. You can watch live online streaming TV for all matches of Asia Cup 2012 on . So, stay tuned and enjoy the month of March.

Let’s check the channels broadcasting Asia Cup 2012 Live
  • Bangladesh: Neo Cricket
  • India: Neo Cricket and Doordarshan. Doordarshan’s DD-National will broadcast the Indian matches and the final
  • Pakistan: Geo Super
  • Sri Lanka: Neo Cricket
  • Middle East (Inc. UAE): Pehla TV DTH (Channel: Neo Cricket)
  • Malaysia: Starhub DTH (Channel: Neo Cricket)
  • Nepal: Neo Cricket
  • New Zealand: Sky Sport
  • South Africa and rest of the African continent: Supersport
  • UK: Zee Network
  • USA: Neo Cricket will broadcast Asia cup in USA. Its available on Dish Network channel no. 584
  • Canada: Neo Cricket on ATN

Download Asia Cup 2012 Schedule/Fixture PDF


View the Asia Cup 2012 Schedule Below


Asia Cup 2012 Fixture

Date and Time Match Weather
Sun Mar 11
08:00 GMT | 14:00 local
13:30 IST
1st Match – Bangladesh v Pakistan
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Tue Mar 13
08:00 GMT | 14:00 local
13:30 IST
2nd Match – India v Sri Lanka
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Thu Mar 15
08:00 GMT | 14:00 local
13:30 IST
3rd Match – Pakistan v Sri Lanka
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Fri Mar 16
08:00 GMT | 14:00 local
13:30 IST
4th Match – Bangladesh v India
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Sun Mar 18
08:00 GMT | 14:00 local
13:30 IST
5th Match – India v Pakistan
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Tue Mar 20
08:00 GMT | 14:00 local
13:30 IST
6th Match – Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Thu Mar 22
08:00 GMT | 14:00 local
13:30 IST
Final – TBC v TBC
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

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Asia Cup 2012: Sri Lanka’s 14-man Players List Finalized

Sri Lanka declared 14-man squad for the Asia Cup 2012

Sri Lanka’s 14-man Players List for Asia Cup 2012

Sri Lanka declared 14-man squad for the Asia Cup 2012

Sri Lanka declared 14-man squad for the Asia Cup 2012

Left-arm-spinner Rangana Herath has been omitted from Sri Lanka’s 14-man squad for the Asia Cup, which begins on March 11 in Dhaka. Fast bowlers Dhammika Prasad and Chanaka Welegedara, who were part of the Sri Lanka squad for the Commonwealth Bank tri-series in Australia, also miss out.

Legspinner Seekkuge Prasanna takes Herath’s place while fast bowler Suranga Lakmal comes back from a long injury lay-off. The three allrounders who picked up injuries during the tri-series – Farveez Maharoof, Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera – have been included in the squad.

Sri Lanka Team squad for Asia Cup 2012

  1. Mahela Jayawardene (capt)
  2. Angelo Mathews (vice-capt)
  3. Tillakaratne Dilshan
  4. Upul Tharanga
  5. Kumar Sangakkara
  6. Dinesh Chandimal
  7. Lahiru Thirimanne
  8. Thisara Perera
  9. Farveez Maharoof
  10. Sachithra Senanayake
  11. Nuwan Kulasekara
  12. Lasith Malinga
  13. Seekkuge Prasanna
  14. Suranga Lakmal


  • In: Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal
  • Out: Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Chanaka Welegedara


Herath played in most of Sri Lanka’s ODIs since being recalled for the tour of South Africa. He has been economical in his 10 one-dayers this year, conceding only 4.35 an over, but he hasn’t made too many breakthroughs – only five at 68.00.

Lakmal is returning to international cricket following an ankle injury. He last played for Sri Lanka during the one-day series against Pakistan in the UAE last November. He made a return to competitive cricket in the ongoing first-class domestic competition, the Premier League Tier A tournament, where he claimed eight wickets in four matches. Prasanna was dropped following the same one-day series – which Sri Lanka lost 4-1 – after he had claimed only four wickets in five matches at an average of over 50. He has since show impressive form in the Premier League Tier A, claiming 41 wickets in four matches for Sri Lanka Army, with five five-wicket hauls in eight innings.

Mahela Jayawardene and Mathews have been retained as captain and vice-captain respectively. Sri Lanka play their first match of the tournament on March 13 against India.

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Asia Cup 2012: Pakistan Players Name Confirmed

PCB named 15-man Pakistan Players List for Asia Cup 2012

Pakistan named 15-man Asia Cup 2012 Squad

Pakistan Players List for Asia Cup 2012

Pakistan Players List for Asia Cup 2012

Pakistan have dropped Shoaib Malik, Imran Farhat and Adnan Akmal from the squad that lost the ODIs 4-0 to England, and picked opener Nasir Jamshed and wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed for the Asia Cup in Bangladesh. Fast bowler Junaid Khan was not considered for selection because he was sidelined with a knee injury. And bad luck for Imran Nazir & his fans continues again. Also Ahmed Shehzad might be a good choice as per his performance in recent BPL.

The 15-man squad was the first selection by the committee headed by Iqbal Qasim, who replaced Mohammad Ilyas as chief selector. The selectors had met with Pakistan’s new coach Dav Whatmore, whose first assignment will be the Asia Cup, in Lahore on March 2 to pick the team.


Pakistan Asia Cup Players List –

  1. Misbah-ul-Haq (capt)
  2. Mohammad Hafeez
  3. Nasir Jamshed
  4. Younis Khan
  5. Umar Akmal
  6. Hammad Azam
  7. Asad Shafiq
  8. Shahid Afridi
  9. Azhar Ali
  10. Sarfraz Ahmed (wk)
  11. Saeed Ajmal
  12. Abdur Rehman
  13. Umar Gul
  14. Aizaz Cheema
  15. Wahab Riaz

Reserves: Ahmed Shehzad, Rahat Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Afaq Rahim.

  • In: Nasir Jamshed, Sarfraz Ahmed.
  • Out: Shoaib Malik, Imran Farhat, Adnan Akmal.


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Asia Cup 2012: Team India Players Squad List Confirmed by BCCI


Team India Players Squad List Confirmed by BCCI for Asia Cup 2012

Asia-Cup-2012-Indian-TeamThe All India Senior Selection Committee met at the Cricket Center earlier today to pick the Indian team for the Asia Cup 2012, to be played in Bangladesh from March 11 to March 22. Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Umesh Yadav have been rested on fitness grounds.

Bangladesh, Pakistan & Sri Lanka are the other three teams for Asia Cup 2012. But none of those cricket boards yet finalized the team. Bangladesh & Pakistan team will be declared after the end of BPL with today final match. Sri Lankan team will be confirmed after CB Series final and chance of any change in the team is very nominal.

The full 15-member Indian team list for Asia Cup 2012 is as follows,

  1. MS Dhoni (capt & wk)
  2. Virat Kohli (vice-capt)
  3. Sachin Tendulkar
  4. Gautam Gambhir
  5. Rohit Sharma
  6. Suresh Raina
  7. Manoj Tiwary
  8. Ravindra Jadeja
  9. R Ashwin
  10. Praveen Kumar
  11. Vinay Kumar
  12. Rahul Sharma
  13. Yusuf Pathan
  14. Irfan Pathan
  15. Ashok Dinda


Complete Report on Indian Team Selection for Asia Cup 2012

Virender Sehwag has been rested from India’s one-day squad for next month’s Asia Cup, with Virat Kohli taking over as vice-captain. Sachin Tendulkar has been picked for the tournament, while allrounder Yusuf Pathan and Bengal fast bowler Ashok Dinda make comebacks. Fast bowlers Zaheer Khan and Umesh Yadav have been rested.

Kohli’s elevation to vice-captaincy comes after his sustained run of success in one-day cricket. He was the highest run-getter in the format in 2011, is the leading run-scorer in the ongoing Commonwealth Bank series and has been one of India’s few bright spots on the dismal tour of Australia. “The selection committee and board feels that Virat Kohli could be good future captaincy material,” Kris Srikkanth, the chairman of selectors, told reporters in Mumbai.

Over the past few days, there had been intense media speculation about whether Sehwag and Tendulkar would be selected for the Asia Cup. Sehwag has had a poor run in the ongoing CB series in Australia, averaging 13 in five one-day innings.

Srikkanth stressed that Sehwag had not been axed. “Unfortunately Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan have been asked to take rest by the physiotherapist. It is purely on injury grounds both have been rested,” he said. “I can assure you that nobody has been dropped.”

Tendulkar has been selective about the ODI series he plays over the past couple of years. The CB series, in which he’s made 143 runs in seven innings, was his first limited-overs engagement for India since last year’s World Cup.

The CB series is also the only ODI series the injury-prone Zaheer has been involved in since the World Cup. The decision to rest him and Yadav opened the doors for Dinda, who last represented India in the previous edition of the Asia Cup, in 2010. His selection comes on the back of a successful Ranji Trophy, in which he was the second-highest wicket-taker with 37 in six matches. Several other contenders for a fast bowling slot, including Varun Aaron and Sreesanth, are still recovering from injuries.

Allrounder Yusuf has recovered from a knee injury which cut short his Ranji season, and will resume his battle for the No. 7 allrounder’s slot with Ravindra Jadeja. Yusuf has been out of the Indian side since a listless tour of West Indies soon after being part of the World Cup-winning squad. Jadeja cornered that spot with some impressive performances against England and West Indies last year, but has not been at his best in the CB series. In the league phase, he took three wickets at an average of 109, and scored 101 runs in seven innings.

Among the fringe players, India have retained batsman Manoj Tiwary and legspinner Rahul Sharma, but have axed backup wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel.

India are defending champions of the Asia Cup, which will be held in Mirpur from March 11 to 22 and also features Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.


Earlier Developments on Team India Selection for Asia Cup 2012

Indian selectors will have a lot to discuss and deliberate in the wake of the national cricket team’s pathetic show in Australia when they meet here tomorrow to pick the squad for next month’s Asia Cup in Bangladesh.

With the team seemingly in disarray in Australia because of a collective failure, especially in the batting department, Krishnamachari Srikkanth and his co-selectors would have to do a fine balancing act to get Indian cricket back on track.

The five wise men are under immense pressure from the millions of fans in the country to wield the axe and discard non-performing members of the squad now in Australia.

Whether they rest or axe senior batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, who is in woeful form at present and is also allegedly at loggerheads with the skipper, and under performing juniors like Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja — and inject new blood is open to conjecture.

It is not clear whether skipper Dhoni, after having played non-stop cricket and looking jaded himself, will be rested for the four-nation continental championships to be held in Dhaka between from March 11 and 22.

India are the defending champions and five-time winners of the trophy and a huge alteration in the composition of the squad is unlikely.

But there are going to be changes after the consecutive flop show in England and Australia by the World Cup-winning team.

There are some injury worries too, notably to R Vinay Kumar and Irfan Pathan.

Kumar sat out the team’s penultimate league game against Australia and also missed the last game against Srilanka at Hobart, while Pathan, who collided on the field with Suresh Raina at Sydney, was not fit enough to take the field in their final round-robin match against the Lankans.

The bowling cupboard looks a bit bereft of quality unless the selectors think its wise to go back to the likes of injury-prone Munaf Patel and Ashish Nehra, who were part of the World Cup-winning squad.

Bengal medium pacer Ashok Dinda appears to be the front runner to resurrect his international career following a very impressive display in domestic first class cricket this season.

However, the top wicket taker in the one-dayers is little known medium pacer Ronit More, from Belgaum in Karnataka, with 15 scalps at an impressive average of 11.5 and second-highest is Delhi’s experienced Parvinder Awana, also a medium pacer, along with Shailendra Gehlot of Railways, another new ball bowler.

Karnataka’s Abhimanyu Mithun has struggled a bit to adjust to Indian conditions after returning without playing a Test in Australia and the highest wicket taker among slow bowlers is Maharashtra left-arm spinner Akshay Darekar (9 wickets in 3 games at 16.22).

Darekar had grabbed 13 wickets in the Ranji Trophy game against Hyderabad on an under-prepared wicket earlier in the season.

How much the selectors, who have watched the one-day domestic tournament, are swayed by these displays is to be seen, but beyond a shadow of doubt is the fact that they are under intense scrutiny to deliver the goods and bring India back in the groove.

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