Litton Das, an opening batter for Bangladesh, left the ongoing ODI World Cup in India and returned home to Dhaka for personal reasons. It appears that he may have left because his wife is expecting their first child. Despite his decent performance in the tournament, with 235 runs and two half-centuries, more was anticipated from the experienced player. He is expected to rejoin the team in Delhi on November 3, in time for their upcoming match against Sri Lanka on November 6.
According to Rabeed Imam, the media and communications manager of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, Litton took leave due to a family emergency. The team’s captain, Shakib Al Hasan, had also returned to Bangladesh earlier to work with his childhood coach before the Netherlands game.
Bangladesh’s position in the 2023 World Cup points table is currently ninth, having suffered six consecutive defeats after their initial win against Afghanistan. Despite their chances of advancing being slim, their remaining matches against Sri Lanka and Australia still hold significance, as a victory could impact the overall standings in the tournament.