three-match ODI series
Bangladesh Test captain Shakib Al Hasan is uncertain for the three-match ODI series against the West Indies, BCB president Nazmul Hasan has hinted. Shakib is part of the ODI squad that the cricket board announced for the upcoming series. But there has always been speculation about his participation in this series. Read:“It’s not acceptable”: Shakib on Tigers' batting woes “I knew it before he went to the West Indies,” Nazmul said. “He didn't discuss it with me, but discussed with others. Nazmul also said that Shakib spoke to Jalal Yunus, the chairman of cricket operations, about taking a leave during the ODI series. “Shakib didn't talk about it to the board,” Nazmul added. “I will speak to him soon and will get to know what he actually wants. As of now, he hasn't talked to the board officially, but you can still take it as official.” The three-match ODI series against the West Indies is not a part of the ICC World Cup Super League, which may have prompted the allrounder to skip this series. Read:Shakib wants to see ‘team performance’ Before the ODI series, both the teams will lock horns in a three-match T20I series. Shakib led Bangladesh in the recently concluded two-match Test series that Bangladesh lost without offering any tough challenge.
Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal won the toss and opted to bat first in the three-match ODI series opener against Sri Lanka on Sunday at Mirpur. Hours before the match takes the field, the Sri Lanka squad went through a Covid-19 scare. Three members of the Lankan squad tested positive for Covid-19 including two cricketers but the latest PCR test revealed only one of them is positive. Read:Sri Lankan player Shiran Fernando tests positive for Covid-19 in latest test This series is a part of the World Cup Super League. Bangladesh has already played six matches of this event and won three of them. The top seven teams of this event will get a direct qualification to the World Cup 2023. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, played three matches of the World Cup Super League and lost all. With this series, Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman are back to the Bangladesh side after missing out on the Sri Lanka tour for a two-match Test series. The remaining matches will take place on May 25 and 28 respectively at the same venue. Read:Bangladesh and Sri Lanka all set to face off in an ODI Series Bangladesh playing XI: Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (w), Mohammad Mithun, Mhamudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman Sri Lanka playing XI: Kusal Perera(w/c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque won the toss and decided to bat first in the first of the two-match Test series against the West Indies at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Wednesday.
Bangladesh will face Zimbabwe in the third and final match of the three-match ODI series at Sylhet International Stadium on Friday when Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is set to say goodbye as the ODI captain.
Hosts Bangladesh clinched the three-match ODI series 2-0 beating Zimbabwe by four runs in keenly contested 2nd match at Sylhet International Stadium on Tuesday.