Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and pacer Mustafizur Rahman are set to leave their IPL teams – Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals – to join the national side ahead of the T20 World Cup.
The Tigers are now in Oman, and they were scheduled to travel to the UAE Saturday to play two warm-up matches against Sri Lanka and Ireland. However, the fixture has been changed, and the national team will travel to the UAE Sunday.
In this season of IPL, Shakib played only five matches and scored 38 runs, and bagged five wickets while Mustafiz played 14 matches and scalped as many wickets.
Mustafiz's Rajasthan ended their IPL campaign as the seventh team, winning only five out of 14 matches. Shakib's Kolkata managed to secure a play-off place. They will now play Rajasthan Royals in an eliminator match on October 11.
On Friday, the Tigers played a practice match in Oman against the Oman A team and won the match by 60 runs.
Bangladesh will travel back to the Gulf state on October 15 to take part in the first round of the World Cup, which will begin on October 17.
In this round, Bangladesh will take on Scotland, Oman and Papua New Guinea.