Bangladesh team will play their first warm-up match on Monday after the practice session at Sussex. In the first match, tigers will play against Duke of Norfolk. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ প্রস্তুতি ম্যাচে সোমবার মাঠে নামছে বাংলাদেশ]
In their second practice match, Bangladesh will face Sussex XI on 5 May. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim along with all other members of the team except Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman continued their practice despite the cold weather condition of England on Friday and Saturday.
Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan didn’t join with the team due to their involvement in Indian Premier League IPL. Shakib will return from India on 4th May and Mustafizur on May 3rd, both of them together will leave Dhaka for England on 4 May.
After 10 days camp in England, Bangladesh team will fly to Ireland on 7 May. Mashrafe’s team will play a warm-up match there.
Bangladesh will face Ireland in the first ODI of the tri-nation series on May 12. Tigers will play against New Zealand on May 17 in their second match. Bangladesh will play against New Zealand again on May 19.
Afterwards the team will return to England on May 25. On completion of the tri-nation series Bangladesh will play against Pakistan on May 27 and India on May 30.
In the ICC Champions Trophy, Tigers will play their first match against host England.
Tiger’s will encounter Australia in their second match at the Oval on 5th of June. And their last match in the group stage will be on June 9 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.
Bangladesh squad: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyadh, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nasir Hossain, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Captain), Sanjamul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Subashis Roy.
Nazmul Islam Sharkar