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In the past, Bangladesh have stunned some of the most reputed opponents in major tournaments.

The Mashrafe Mortaza-led side has a huge fan following across the world and they would be keen to add to that base with a good show in the tournament.

Tamim Iqbal, who was on paternal leave for Asia Cup 2016, is one of their most senior players and how well Bangladesh perform in the series will depend a lot on his individual performances. Mahmudullah had a memorable World Cup last year and it is crucial from Bangaldesh's perspective that he does well in the shorter version too.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Bangladesh's superstar Shakib Al Hasan will have huge responsibility on their shoulders to do most of the scoring in the batting department.

Barring Shakib, Bangladesh miss out on another quality tweaker and it is one area of concern for the team.

The pace department is a formidable one as the troika of Mashrafe Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rehman have performed quite well in the last one year.

ICC T20I ranking: 10

Coach: Chandika Hathurusingha

Bangladesh ICC World Twenty20 2016 squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Abu Haider, Nurul Hasan (wk).

Players to watch out for: Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Mustafizur Rahman

ICC World Twenty20 2016 FIXTURES

Bangladesh VS Netherlands
March 9 (Wednesday)
Match 3, Day

Bangladesh VS Ireland
March 11 (Friday)
Match 8, D/N

Bangladesh VS Oman
March 13 (Sunday)
Match 12, D/N

Pakistan VS Bangladesh
March 16 (Wednesday)
Match 14, Day

Australia VS Bangladesh
March 21 (Monday)
Match 22, D/N

India VS Bangladesh
March 23 (Wednesday)
Match 25, D/N

New Zealand VS Bangladesh
March 26 (Saturday)
Match 28, Day

ICC World Twenty20 2016 SQUADS

points table

4 3 1 0 6
4 3 1 0 6
4 2 2 0 4
4 1 3 0 2
4 1 3 0 2
4 4 0 0 8
4 3 1 0 6
4 2 2 0 4
4 1 3 0 2
4 0 4 0 0
1 Tamim Iqbal
6 Matches
295
Runs
2 Virat Kohli
5 Matches
273
Runs
3 Joe Root
6 Matches
249
Runs
1 Mohammad Nabi
7 Matches
12
Wickets
2 Rashid Khan
7 Matches
11
Wickets
3 Ish Sodhi
5 Matches
10
Wickets

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