India’s tour of Bangladesh has not started well from a cricketing point of view. Only a bit more than 100 over’s were bowled in the first 4 days of the only test between the teams. With the test match close to a becoming a draw, the ODI series will gain a lot of attention and the board of cricket in Bangladesh has already announce the squad for this series.
The ODI series between the two teams will be a three match affair. India will have a relatively young squad fighting for victory. They will want to prove that the countries bench strength and the back team for the national team is also strong.
Bangladesh on the other hand after an impressive series against the Pakistan team not so long ago will be high on confidence. They will want to take on the Indian’s and prove that their run in the World Cup was not just a fluke.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced the 14 man squad that will compete against Indian in the three-match ODI series. Their most inform batsman Mahumudullah who did not take part in the Test series due to an injury sustained on his left index finger, an injury he picked up while training.
The only new faces in the Bangladesh team are the keeper-batsman Litton Das and the left arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman. Both these players are yet to make a debut for Bangladesh on the international stage.
Masrafe Bin Mortaza (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (Vice Captain), Shabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Rony Talukdar, Mustafizur Rahman and Liton Kumar Das.
The three matches in the ODI series will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. The first match will be played on Thursday the 18th of June. The second will be played on the 21st and the 3rd on the 24th. The series promises to be more than a mismatch as Bangladesh are high on confidence fresh from a 3-0 series victory against the visiting Pakistan team.