Bangladesh’s starter returns to the squad for the Asia Cup Super 4 stage.

Bangladesh welcomes back Litton Das for the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 stage after the opening batter recovered from viral fever.

Das was unable to join the squad in Sri Lanka for the tournament opener due to illness, but after receiving a clearance certificate from the medical team, the wicketkeeper batter will now join the squad for the Super 4 stage of the tournament.

Bangladesh qualified for the stage with an 89-run win over Afghanistan on Sunday, with Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who replaced Das at the top of the order, scoring a memorable century.

The Tigers had lost their first match to Sri Lanka, but their victory over Afghanistan secured their place in the Super 4 stage.

“The Asia Cup squad has a few injury concerns, and team management felt the need for an additional player going into the Super Four,” Bangladesh Cricket Board selection panel Chairman Minhajul Abedin explained.

“We received the BCB Medical Team’s clearance regarding Litton’s health and have decided to send him to Pakistan.”

It will be interesting to see how Bangladesh arranges their batting order now that Das has returned. After Tanzid Hasan made a duck in the first game, Mehidy and Mohammad Naim opened the batting against Afghanistan.

Najmul Hossain Shanto has also contributed from No.3 with a century in the Afghanistan match. If Das returns to the top of the order, Mehidy may be moved down to where he usually bats.