Afghanistan Cricket Team arrives in Dhaka

Afghanistan Cricket Team arrives in Dhaka

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Dhaka – A 24-member Afghanistan Cricket Team,including seven officials, arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday to play a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh.ICC Associate nation Afghanistan arrived at Shahjalal International Airport at around 4:20pm by a Jet Airways flight.The matches of the first ever bilateral series between the two nations will be held at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on September 25, 28 and October 1. All the matches are scheduled to start at 2:30pm,UNB News Agency Reported.In their previous two ODI meetings, Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 105 runs in the World Cup 2015, but lost by 32 runs in the first instance in Asia Cup in 2014.Asghar Stanikzai will lead the Afghan side that arrived in Dhaka after completing around a two-week training camp in India.With this series, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza-led Bangladesh will take the ground for ODI after around 10-months as the Tigers’ played the last ODI in November 11, 2015 at home against Zimbabwe.The visitors will start their tour campaign with the only one-day practice match against BCB XI at Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Friday. They will also have a practice session at Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Academy ground on Thursday morning.Meanwhile, BCB on Tuesday announced a 13-member ‘BCB XI’ squad for the practice match against Afghanistan, including seven players –Imrul Kayes, Anamul Haque, Mossadek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Subashis Roy, Mehedi Hasan and Alauddin Babu — from the 20-man national pool
that has been selected for the series against Afghanistan and England.The English Test and ODI teams are scheduled to arrive here on September 30 and will stay until November 2 to play the Test and ODI series in Dhaka and Chittagong.Afghanistan Squad: Mohamad Asghar Stanikzai (Captain), Mohammad Shahzad Mohammadi (wk), Rahmat Shah Zurmati, Mirwais Ashraf, Dawlat
Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil, Rashid Khan Arman, Hashmatullah Shaidi, Farid Ahmad Malik, Amirhamza Hotak,Najibullah Zadran, Nawroz Mangal, Naveenulhaq Murid, Karim Janat,Shabir Noori and Ihsanullah Janat.
Management Staffs: Abdul Wali Hamidullah (manager), Lalchand Sitaram Rajput (head coach), Rais Ahmadzai (assistant coach), Jason Michael Douglas (S & C Coach), Fazal Azeem Khurram Malik (physiotherapist),Mujahid Khan Zadran (fielding coach) and Muhammad Ehsan (masseur).BCB XI squad(for practice match): Imrul Kayes, Anamul Haque, Mossadek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Liton Kumar, Shuvagata Hom, Abu Hider,Sanjamul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Al-Amin, Subashis Roy, Mehedi Hasan and Alauddin Babu.20-man Bangladesh Squad: Tamim Iqbal, Taijul Islam, Soumya Sarker,Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Imrul Kayes, Shafiul Islam, Anamul Hoque Bijoy,Taskin Ahmed, Mosadek Hossain Saikot, Rubel Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan,Shuvashish Roy Chowdhury, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Nasir Hossain, Mosharraf Hossain Rubel, Mushfiqur Rahim, Alauddin Babu,Shabbir Rahman and Al-Amin Hossain.

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