Bangladesh Cricket Board announced their 30-players preliminary squad for the World Cup 2011 co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and SriLanka.
Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Imrul Kayes, Junaed Siddique, Roqibul Hassan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nazmul Hossain, Naeem Islam, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Abdur Razzak, Sohrawardi Shuvo, Shahriar Nafees, Nazimuddin, Shamsur Rahman, Jahurul Islam, Sahagir Hossain, Syed Rasel, Shahadat Hossain, Mahbubul Alam, Dollar Mahmud, Mohammad Mithun, Nasir Hossain, Shuvagoto Hom Chowdhury, Shabbir, Rahman, Alok Kapali and Enamul Haque are the part of the preliminary squad from the Bangladesh side. These players will participate in the training camp and after that 15-player final squad will be announced.
The overall performance of Bangladeshi side was not so bad in 2010 especially in last couple of series Bangladeshi players gave the tremendous performance. Recently Bangladesh has won two home series against New Zealand and Zimbabwe. The victory of Bangladesh in these two series picks the morale of Bangal tigers at a peak position. Bangladesh will host eight World Cup matches in Dhaka and Chittagong, and will also enjoy the hosting of the opening ceremony of the ICC World Cup 2011 on Feb 17 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the city.