After lot of doubts and security concerns, finally England tour of Bangladesh begins on October 7th with 3 match ODI series. England & Wales Cricket Board took long time to take decision on this tour due to security reasons and some of their players were step back for the tour including their ODI captain Eoin Morgan. Finally, ECB announced the tour happens as it planned and England team reached Bangladesh to play 3-match ODI Series and 2 tests.
We give you the schedule of the tour and ODI squads of both teams, here.
England Tour of Bangladesh Schedule :
ODI Series :
1st ODI at Mirpur – October 7, Friday starts at 2.30 PM (Local) / 2 PM IST
2nd ODI at Mirpur – October 9, Sunday starts at 2.30 PM (Local) / 2 PM IST
3rd ODI at Chittagong – October 12, Wednesday starts at 2.30 PM (Local) / 2 PM IST
Test Series :
1st Test at Chittagong – October 20-24 – starts at 10 AM (Local) / 9.30 AM IST
2nd Test at Mirpur – October 28 – November 1 – starts at 10 AM (Local) / 9.30 AM IST
ODI Squads :
England Squad :
Major players of England regular ODI squad like Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Alex Hales are not traveled to Bangladesh due to security reasons. So, England ODI squad are well mixed with experienced and uncapped players. The Wicket-keeper power-hitting batsman Jos Buttler lead the side in this three match ODI Series.
- Jos Buttler – Wicket-Keeper (Capt)
- Jason Roy – Batsman
- James Vince – Batsman
- Ben Duckett – Batsman
- Sam Billings – Wicket-keeper Batsman
- Jonny Bairstow – Batsman
- Liam Dawson – All-rounder
- Moeen Ali – All-rounder
- Ben Stokes – All-rounder
- Chris Woakes – Bowler
- Adil Rashid – Bowler
- David Willey – All-rounder
- Steven Finn – Bowler
- Jake Ball – Bowler
- Liam Plunkett – Bowler
Bangladesh Squad for First 2 Matches :
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) retained almost the same team which played against Afghanistan in recent ODI series. Al-Amin Hossain is returning back to national side and he is the only change in the squad. Taijul Islam left out.
- Mashrafe Mortaza – Bowler (Capt)
- Tamim Iqbal – Batsman
- Soumya Sarkar – Batsman
- Imrul Kayes – Batsman
- Sabbir Rahman – Batsman
- Mosaddek Hossain – Batsman
- Shakib Al Hasan – All-rounder
- Mahmudllah – All-rounder
- Nasir Hossain – All-rounder
- Musfiqur Rahim – Wicket-keeper
- Shafiul Islam – Bowler
- Taskin Ahmed – Bowler
- Al-Amin Hossain – Bowler
- Mosharaff Hossain – Bowler
This thrilling ODI series starts on coming Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. We will come with Fantasy Preview for first ODI on Thursday.
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