Tigers start practising

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 17:12, May 07,2021


Bangladesh players on Friday started practising session ahead of the three-match home ODI series against Sri Lanka this month.

All the cricketers — except for all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and pacer Mustafizur Rahman — of the preliminary squad joined the day’s practice session at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Shakib and Mustafiz are now in 14-day quarantine after returning from India on Thursday.

On May 1, the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced a 23-member preliminary squad for the Sri Lanka series. However, a partial practice session of the cricketers, who were not included in the Sri Lanka Test series squad, started on that day.

Bangladesh got all the cricketers back together for a full practice session on Friday as the Test squad joined the day’s practice after completing their three-day quarantine upon returning home from Sri Lanka Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the BCB announced the itinerary for this month’s Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh for a three-match ODI series against the Tigers.

The Lankans will arrive in the capital on May 16 to play three day-night basis ODI matches on May 23, 25 and 28 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Soon after their arrival, the Sri Lanka team will go for three-day quarantine from May 16-18. On completion of the quarantine period, the tourists will have an opportunity to conduct a two-day training session during May 19-20. Later, the Lankans will play a one-day practice match on May 21 at BKSP in Savar.

Bangladesh played a two-match Test series in Sri Lanka recently and lost the series 1-0.                                       

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