The Bangladesh cricket team left Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon for the UAE to play this year's Asia Cup starting from August 27.

While most of the members of the Bangladesh cricket team took the flight on Tuesday, Taskin Ahmed and Anamul Haque Bijoy have to fly later. They are trapped in a visa-related issue.

A BCB official said both of them are expected to take a flight to the UAE on Wednesday.

A day before flying to the UAE, Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh T20 captain, said they are not expecting a lot from this year's Asia Cup. Bangladesh have been failing to meet the expectation in this format of cricket for the last few years.

Along with Bangladesh, five more teams are participating in Asia Cup which will be played in the T20 format for the second time.

The first Asia Cup T20 was held in Bangladesh in 2016 when the hosts ended up as runners-up and India took the title in Dhaka.

In their first match, Bangladesh will take on Afghanistan, and in the second, Bangladesh will play against Sri Lanka.

"If we display some good cricket in the Asia Cup than we have done over the last few years, it would be an achievement," Shakib said on Monday, in his first media conference after becoming the T20 captain recently. "We should not expect that we would make the final."

Bangladesh will not get the service of head coach Russell Domingo in the Asia Cup. For now, Domingo will be coaching the Bangladesh team in Tests and ODIs only.

The BCB has appointed former Indian cricketer Sridharan Sriram as the technical consultant for the Bangladesh T20 team. He will be the head of Bangladesh's think-tank in the Asia Cup, Nazmul Hasan, the BCB president confirmed on Monday.

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