Nasir to lead BCB XI in practice match

Nasir to lead BCB XI in practice match

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Allrounder Nasir Hossain will lead the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI in the lone one-day practice match against visiting Pakistan schedule to be held on April 15 at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.
BCB XI squad: Imrul kayes, Rony Talakdar, Liton Kumar Das, Mominul Haque, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Shohag Gazi, Al-Amin Hossain, Nasir Hossain (captain), Shabbir Rahaman, Zubaer Hossain, Taijul Islam, Abul Hasan Raju, Muktar Ali and Mohammad Shahid.The teams are set to play a three-match ODI series, followed by a lone Twenty20 match and two Test matches.
The Tigers are buoyant after their most successful World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand, where they reached the knockout stages for the first time.
The ODIs will be played on Apr 17, 19 and 22. All of them will be held at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, according to Saturday’s announcement.
The lone T20, on Apr 24, will be followed by a two-match Test series starting on Apr 28 in Khulna. The second Test will start on May 6 in Mirpur.
Both teams crashed out of the World Cup in the quarterfinals. Bangladesh lost to India while Pakistan lost to eventual champions Australia.
Pakistan has already announced its squads for the three formats. Misbah-ul-Haq will lead them in the Tests while Azhar Ali will captain their ODI side. The T20 team will be led by Shahid Afridi.
They will reach Dhaka on Apr 13. – News Desk

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