England in Bangladesh

Published: February 22, 2010

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A 28-member England cricket team, with 16 players, arrived in Dhaka last night. The Lions will play three one-day internationals and two Tests on their month-long tour with two limited-overs and a three-day practice matches.

Left-hand opening batsman Alastair Cook is leading the team in both one-dayers and Tests in absence of regular skipper Andrew Strauss who opted to take a break in order to concentrate on the upcoming tours.

On their arrival, the English team left the airport straight for the hotel and refused to speak to the media. However, it was learnt that they would hold an official media briefing on the 27th, the day before the first one-day international. They have also called off today’s scheduled practice session.

The tour will kick off with a limited-overs warm-up game against the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI on February 23 at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium where the second one-day warm-up game will also be held on February 25.

The first two one-day internationals, both day-nighters, will be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. The teams will then travel to Chittagong to play the third one-day international and the first Test beside a three-day warm-up game. The second Test will be held at Mirpur.

England arrived here from the United Arab Emirates where they played two Twenty20 internationals against current world champions Pakistan, winning the first one and losing the last. On the other hand, hosts Bangladesh also arrived yesterday from a month-long tour of New Zealand where they played one T20, three one-dayers and one Test and lost all of them.

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  1. Tanzim bin farid on Tue, 30th Aug 2011 3:15 pm 

    I liked so much the match of banglaesh vs england.