Tigers to practice only in Dhaka before Pakistan T20Is
Bangladesh national cricketers are reuniting once again for the first time since their last tour of India. They will join a short three-day practice camp from Sunday (January 19) ahead of their tour to Pakistan.
The three-match T20I series between Bangladesh and the hosts Pakistan will roll onto the ground from January 24. But before the series, the Tigers will not have much time to prepare themselves on the Pakistani soil. Rather they will hold the practice camp at their own backyard.
Though it might seem like too late to begin the camp, Bangladeshi cricketers were busy playing in the just concluded Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League, which too was in the T20 format. So the Tigers should not find much trouble to adapt in returning to international cricket.
Bangladeshi cricketers will reach Pakistan on January 23. That means, they will land in Pakistan just the day before the beginning of the series. It is understood to be an intentional decision, as the Tigers want to spend as less time as possible in Pakistan.
National cricketers will have to report to the head coach Russell Domingo on Sunday afternoon, which will be followed by the training camp. The camp will resume on January 20 and 21 as well.
All three matches of the T20I series will take place at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. After playing the first match on January 24, Tigers will play the next two matches against Pakistan on January 25 and 27. They will return home on January 28.
Bangladesh T20I squad for Pakistan series: Mahmudullah (Captain), Tamim Iqbal Khan, Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Kumer Das, MD Mithun, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mahadi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Hasan Mahmud