Though the two-match Test series against Australia is still more than two months away, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is planning to announce the preliminary squad for the series very soon. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ অস্ট্রেলিয়া সিরিজের প্রাথমিক দল ঘোষণা শীঘ্রই]
According to BCB sources, the preliminary squad will begin their preparation camp for the bilateral series from July 10 after the conclusion of the Eid vacation.
They will start their Bangladesh campaign with a two-dayer practice match to be played at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium (KSOAS) in Fatullah on August 22-23.
Minhajul Abedin Nannu, the chairman of BCB national selection, informed that they have prepared a 29-member preliminary squad keeping the next back-to-back home and away series and sent it to the board for the president’s approval.
Following the two-Test series against Australia, Bangladesh will tour South Africa in September to play two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is.
Nannu also said that they will announce the 15-man final squad for the Australia series within the next one week after the onset of the preparation camp.
“The national team has so many games ahead. We will play two-Test series against Australia at home turf and then tour in September in South Africa, wherein we will play all the three formats of games there. Keeping these two back-to-back series in minds, we have kept some players under our close observation,” said Minhajul Abedin.
“We have also national team players. With the conglomerate of these players we will give a 29-member preliminary squad for the next home series against Australia. These 29 players will join the fitness camp.
“We have sent the squad to the board for the president’s approval. Actually you will get to know after being nodded by the president,” he added.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com