Bangladesh to play tri-series alongside New Zealand and Pakistan ahead of T20 World Cup 2022: Reports

Bangladesh are tipped to compete in a three-match series in New Zealand ahead of the 2022 T20 World Cup. Pakistan is expected to be the third team and the series is scheduled to take place in Christchurch September to May. ten.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) cricket operations president Jalal Yunus has confirmed that the team will face the Blackcaps and Pakistan in a three-match series, as reported by ESPNcricinfo. However, the board has yet to announce a date for the same.

Speaking to reporters, Yunus revealed that Bangladesh will feature in more than 16 T20I matches ahead of the 2022 T20 World Cup. .

Regarding this, Jalal Yunus said:

“We will play more than 16 T20 matches [before the T20 World Cup]”, Yunus said in a press conference. We won’t need a separate camp, for this in itself is a lot of preparation. We’ll be camping in Adelaide for a week, before heading to New Zealand for a tri-national competition. “

Meanwhile, Bangladesh is currently battling it out in a two-match home test series against Sri Lanka. The opening match between the two Asian nations is being played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

“We want him to play, and we are trying” – Jalal Yunus on Tamim Iqbal

Back in January, premium unlocker Tamim Iqbal announced that he would be unavailable for selection in T20Is for six months. However, Yunus said that the board has had many meetings with the left-hander and they hope his return in the shortest form.

He added that the management wanted him to play T20s for the national team and they tried to convince him. Yunus stated that BCB will respect Tamim Iqbal’s decision regarding his availability. He say:

“Tamim is one of the most senior players. We’ve held a series of meetings with him, and he understands his position very well. You’ll probably hear about that from him in six months. We want him to play, and we’re trying [to convince him]. We will certainly respect his decision as he must consider his future as a cricketer. “

Bangladesh will kick off their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign on October 24 at Bellerive Oval in Hobart as they take the runners-up spot of Group A. Their second match will be against South Africa on October 27 in Sydney. Cricket Ground in Sydney.


Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee

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