All that you need to know about the tri-nation series in Bangladesh

All that you need to know about the tri-nation series in Bangladesh

There will be a total of 7 games in the series and all of them will be played at a single venue which is the Shere-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka.

Sri Lankan team
Sri Lankan team practices ahead of the tri-series. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After the conclusion of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the Bangladesh cricket fans are now all set to get some international cricket to watch at home as a tri-nation ODI series is starting in Dhaka tomorrow. It, in all likelihood, will be an exciting event with plenty of entertainment in store for the viewers. Let’s have a look at all the details that you need to know about the tournament-

Duration 

15th- 27th January 2018

Teams Participating

The three teams participating in the tournament are Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and the hosts Bangladesh.

Format

All the three teams will be playing two games each against the other two teams and will be awarded two points for each victory. If the victory is by a comprehensive margin, there is a provision of a bonus point as well.

The teams which finish the round robin stage in the top two positions in the standings will qualify for the final of the tournament. In case any two teams are levelled in terms of points, their Net Run Rate (NRR) will determine which team takes lead.

Venue

There will be a total of 7 games in the series and all of them will be played at a single venue which is the Shere-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka.

The 2nd game will be a historical one for the Stadium as it will be the 100th One-Day International to be organized at the venue.

Schedule 

Here is the schedule of the tournament-

1st ODI – 15th January – Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe

2nd ODI – 17th January – Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe

3rd ODI – 19th January – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

4th ODI – 21st January – Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe

5th ODI – 23rd January – Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe

6th ODI – 25th January – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Final – 27th January- Participant Teams to be decided

Squads

Here are the squads of the three participant teams-

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Anamul Haque, Abul Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Sunzamul Islam, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Saifuddin

Zimbabwe: Graeme Cremer (C), Tendai Chatara, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis, Hamilton Masakadza, Brandon Mavuta, Solomon Mire, Peter Moor, Christopher Mpofu, Ryan Murray, Blessing Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Malcolm Waller

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (C), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Janith Perera, Thisara Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Shehan Madushanka, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Wanidu Hasaranga

Telecast

Bangladesh: Gazi TV

Sri Lanka: MTV Sports

India, Nepal, Subcontinent: SONY Six

Pakistan: GEO Super

United Kingdom: Premier Sports

Ireland: Senanta Sports

The USA: ESPN

Middle East Countries: Orbit Showtime Network

Match timing

2:00 PM | 08:30 AM GMT | 02:30 PM local