- Nasima Akter
Tigers Seen Relaxing in Chelmsford Before ODI
The Bangladesh cricket team is gearing up for an exciting ODI series against Ireland, and they have already begun their journey in England. The team recently took a day off in Chelmsford, where they had the opportunity to explore the city and relax before beginning their training for the upcoming matches.
The Bangladeshi cricketers arrived in England on Monday, and they will be participating in a three-match ODI series as part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. The matches will be held at the County cricket ground in Chelmsford, and the first game is scheduled for May 9.
The team spent their day off exploring Chelmsford, which is located more than an hour away from London. The players took the opportunity to rest and recover from their long journey, and they are now ready to hit the ground running as they begin their training in Cambridge.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board senior media and communication manager Rabeed Imam has confirmed that all the players have arrived safely in England and are looking forward to the upcoming matches. The team is staying in Chelmsford for the duration of the series and will be training at the Leys School cricket ground in Cambridge.
What to Expect
The Cloud County Ground will host the three Men's One Day International (ODI) matches between Ireland and Bangladesh.
The series will also build up to a busy summer for Ireland that includes them returning to Chelmsford on 26-28 May for a first-class Tourist match against Essex at Chelmsford before their Test match with England.
While Bangladesh has already qualified for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, Ireland will have a chance to qualify automatically for the global tournament.
Previous Reports on the Team
Before this update on the Tigers, the Bangladesh Cricket Board recently decided to cancel one of their test matches against Afghanistan. The move was made to allow the team to concentrate more on their white-ball cricket skills in preparation for the ODI World Cup, which was scheduled to take place later that year in India.
The revised schedule consisted of three ODIs, three T20s, and one test match, which gave the team more time to focus on their limited-overs game, a crucial aspect of modern-day cricket. With the World Cup approaching, every game and practice session counted towards the team's preparation.
Bangladesh has a strong record in sub-continental conditions and aimed to improve on its past performances. They narrowly missed out on progressing to the knockout stages of the 2022 T20 World Cup, making this year's ODI World Cup a chance to show their capabilities. The Bangladesh Cricket Board planned to hold a 10-day skill camp abroad in preparation for the World Cup, but due to the schedule not being announced yet, they were unable to finalize the details.
Excitement Among Fans
Bangladesh cricket fans are eagerly anticipating the start of the series and are hoping that their team can come out on top against Ireland. With the likes of Tamim Iqbal and other talented players in the squad, the Bangladeshi team is sure to put on a strong performance in the upcoming matches.
As the team gets ready for their first practice match on May 5, fans will be eagerly watching to see how they perform. With the ODI series just around the corner, it promises to be an exciting few weeks for cricket fans all around the world.