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Tigers to face Ireland in final warm-up match

Staff Correspondent
14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 | Update: 14 Oct 2021 02:21:11
Tigers to face Ireland in final warm-up match

Bangladesh Cricket team will face Ireland in Abu Dhabi in the third and last warm-up game before the start of their T20 World Cup campaign.

The match against Ireland will be the second official warm-up game in the fixture of ICC for Bangladesh. They lost the first one to Sri Lanka by four wickets on Tuesday.

Bangladesh scored 147-7 after batting first, and in reply, Sri Lanka was struggling at one point, but Avishka Gunawardene’s innings of 62* of 42 balls helped them win the match with six balls to spare.

Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah did not play the match for a slight back injury. The team management did not take the chance as the main draw awaits.

Mustafizur Rahman, who just joined the team after his bittersweet stint in the Indian Premier League with Rajasthan Royals, also did not take part in the warm-up game. Shakib Al Hasan is yet to join the Tigers as his IPL side Kolkata Knight Riders have not released him yet.

Ireland won their first official warm-up game against Papua New Guinea on Tuesday by eight wickets.

Chief selector Minhazul Abedin is not very concerned about the team’s defeat in the practice match.

“There will be ups and downs in the practice matches because many things are tried and tested in these matches. Everyone is getting prepared here,” he told the reporters on Wednesday.

Bangladesh will play their first match of the T20 World Cup campaign on October 17 against Scotland.