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Bangladesh Cricket Board announce itinerary for India tour

Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh v New Zealand
Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh is congratulated by teammates. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has indeed confirmed the itinerary of the travelling Bangladesh Cricket team for the upcoming tour of India. Another thing that will also be confirmed as far as the visitors are concerned would be the practice match against India ‘A’ prior to the start of the Test series.

The two-day practice match will be played between the visitors and India ‘A’ as they prepare for the Test match against Virat Kohli’s seemingly unstoppable Indian brigade at the moment. While this Test match will be viewed as one of the matches that get the visitors back on track.

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The Test match against India is set to begin on the ninth of February and will be hosted in Hyderabad. The Hyderabad Cricket Association had earlier seen reports of the venue being shifted following the lack of funds the Board of Control for Cricket in India had allocated for them when it came to hosting international matches as well.

However, despite all of this, the fact of the matter is that there is a Test match to be played. Whether or not it becomes the famed ‘Durjoy-Ganguly’ trophy many want it to be is secondary, but this will certainly be a good contest for both sides as well. While on the one hand, you have Bangladesh who has been quite decent in Test cricket in recent times, you have the Indians who have been simply unstoppable in Test matches played at home.

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The Indians however, will be eyeing practice ahead of their series against Australia that would begin hardly a couple of weeks succeeding the Bangladesh series.

A Tweet from Wisden India read: “#INDvBAN itinerary: Feb 2: Bangladesh arrive in Hyderabad. Feb 5-6: Two-day practice game v India A in Secunderabad. Feb 9-13: Test v India.”

India v Bangladesh
India v Bangladesh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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