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Litton Das Returns Home; Will He Participate In Remainder Of 2023 World Cup?

image-logs38p4Litton Das in action vs Pakistan [AP]

Bangladesh's opening batter Litton Das has left India during the ongoing ODI World Cup and returned home to Dhaka for personal reasons. 

While the exact cause of his return is not known, reports indicate that he is likely to be available for their upcoming match against Sri Lanka, scheduled for November 6 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

According to sources, Litton Das and his wife are expecting their first child, which may have necessitated his departure. The talented right-handed batter has performed decently in the tournament, accumulating 235 runs, including two half-centuries. But as a senior player, more was expected from him.

It is expected that he will rejoin the team in the host nation on November 3, three days before the New Delhi match.

"Due to a family emergency, Litton took leave and will rejoin the team in Delhi ahead of the scheduled training session on November 3," said Rabeed Imam, the media and communications manager of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, as reported by The Daily Star.

Earlier, captain Shakib Al Hasan had also returned to Bangladesh before the Netherlands game to work with his childhood coach, Nazmul Abedeen Fahim.

Bangladesh is currently in the ninth position on the 2023 World Cup points table. Despite winning their opening match against Afghanistan, the team has suffered six consecutive defeats, making them the first team to be officially eliminated from the semifinal race.

Although their next two matches are essentially dead rubbers, the opposition, Sri Lanka and Australia, are still significant, as a win could potentially affect the standings in the tournament.