Liton Das ruled out of T20I series against Australia

After a family situation caused him to leave the Zimbabwe bio-bubble on Monday evening, Liton Das became the fourth Bangladesh player to be ruled out of the upcoming T20I series against Australia. Das will be unable to join the Dhaka quarantine when he returns to Dhaka on Tuesday, thereby removing him from the squad.

Due to a thigh injury, the opener had missed the past two T20Is against Zimbabwe and was anticipated to miss the first couple of games in the five-match T20I series against Australia.

“Liton is out of the series,” BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan stated. “He needs to deal with a family situation for which we have no control. We had a 20-man squad at first, but Liton is no longer in the squad after Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim had to withdraw. We’re down to just 17 guys now. Because the quarantine in Dhaka began on July 20, we can only have players returning from Zimbabwe on July 28.”

Mushfiqur Rahim chose to quit the Zimbabwe tour in the middle to be with his sick parents, and he will not play in the home series against Australia because he failed to meet the 10-day obligatory quarantine limit, which is a requirement for any cricketer entering the bubble from outside. Tamim Iqbal is also unable to participate in the series owing to a knee injury that will keep him out for at least two months.

The T20I matches will begin on August 3 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. On July 29, Australia and Bangladesh will arrive in Dhaka from the West Indies and Zimbabwe, respectively.