Bangladesh cricket team take on South Africa Invitational XI in the one-off 50-over warm-up match at Bloemfontein prior to the kick-off of three-match ODI series. Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has won the toss and made no hesitation to bat first. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ প্রস্তুতি ম্যাচে টস জিতে ব্যাটিংয়ে বাংলাদেশ]
Tamim Iqbal is not taking part in the warm-up match. Hence, Imrul Kayes alongside another opener Soumya Sarkar have opened the innings for the visitors. By the time of writing this report, Bangladesh are 23/0 after 4 overs. Imrul is batting on 21 off 22 balls while Soumya is remaining not out at 2 off 2 balls.
To be noted, with this match skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, the number one all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain and Mohammad Saif Uddin have been starting their Protea mission. It is to inform that, Mominul Haque who was the part Bangladesh Test squad of South Africa tour, has finally made a comeback in Bangladesh ODI squad after long-awaited two and a half-year gap as he is
On the other hand, AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy who missed the Test series against the Tigers, are also playing in this match. So it is going to be a good contest for the both sides before the ODI series.
Bangladesh Squad: Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed