Tigers start training in UAE Monday
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Bangladesh cricket team
Bangladesh took to the training on Monday after reaching the UAE overnight ahead of two warm-up matches against Sri Lanka and Ireland in preparation for T20 World Cup.
The Tigers will take on Sri Lanka on October 12 at Abu Dhabi in the first warm-up match ahead of the T20 World Cup which is set to begin on October 17 in Oman. After that, they will play against Ireland on October 14 at the same venue.
Before these matches, Bangladesh took on Oman A in a practice match at Muscat which they won by 60 runs. Mohammad Naim and Liton Das struck a 50 each in that match.
The Bangladesh team will return to Oman on October 15 before their first World Cup against Scotland. They will then face the hosts, Oman and Papua New Guinea.
It is expected that the Tigers would end up as the champions of Group B. If they can successfully play in Round 1, they will meet India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Afghanistan in Group 2 at the Super 12s round along with the runners up of Group A of Round 1.
BCB announced the squad for the World Cup early last month. They had included Rubel Hossain and Aminul Islam as the standby players. But in a recent move, the team management excluded Aminul from the touring party but kept Rubel with the team.
"There are some injury concerns for our pace-bowlers so we decided to keep Rubel with the team and send Aminul back home," Habibul Bashar, the national selector who is with the team, told the media recently.
Bangladesh also included six players in the squad with no experience of playing in a World Cup, including U-19 World Cup-winning stars- Shoriful Islam and Shamim Hossain.
Bangladesh T20 World Cup: Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Kumar Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shamim Hossain, Rubel Hossain (standby).