Tigers Depart for T20 World Cup Mission

Tigers Depart for T20 World Cup Mission

Tigers Depart for T20 World Cup Mission

The Bangladesh national cricket team, affectionately known as the Tigers, has embarked on their journey to participate in the upcoming T20 World Cup, set to take place in the United States and the Caribbean Islands. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carried the team, along with members of the traveling reserve, team management, and coaching staff, departing at around 1:40 PM on Thursday, May 15.

To acclimatize to the unfamiliar conditions, Bangladesh will engage in a 3-match T20I series against the host country, the USA, before the commencement of the World Cup. Additionally, two warm-up matches against India and Netherlands are scheduled to further prepare the team for the tournament.

The Tigers' World Cup campaign kicks off with a match against Sri Lanka on June 8, to be held in Dallas, USA, starting at 6:30 AM Bangladesh time. Subsequently, they will face South Africa in New York on June 10 at 8:30 PM local time. The team will then travel to the West Indies for their remaining matches.

In St. Vincent, Bangladesh will encounter the Netherlands on June 13 at 8:30 PM and Nepal on June 17 at 5:30 AM, concluding their group stage fixtures.

Aware of past disappointments in T20 World Cups, both captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto and coach Chandika Hathurusingha are keen to manage expectations this time around, emphasizing a balanced approach to the tournament.

The squad for the World Cup includes Nazmul Hossain Shanto as captain and Taskin Ahmed as vice-captain. Other notable players in the squad include Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, and Mustafizur Rahman. Afif Hossain Dhrub and Hasan Mahmud are designated as reserve players, ready to step in if any member of the main squad is injured.

With high hopes and cautious optimism, the Tigers are determined to make their mark in the T20 World Cup, striving to overcome past challenges and showcase their talent on the global stage.


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