Bangladesh's fixtures in Cricket World Cup 2015
Updated - Dec 20, 2014 7:50 am
Bangladesh’s fixtures in Cricket World Cup 2015: After clean sweeping Zimbabwe in all the 8 games played during the home series, Bangladesh cricket is definitely on a high now. Though their chances of sneaking past the group stages look bleak, Bangladeshi fans would still love their team to cause some upset and move to the knock-outs. Let us have a look at the teams, Bangladesh will face in the tournament.
1. Match 7: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (Manuka Oval, Canberra) on February 18, 2015
The Tigers begin their World Cup campaign on February 18 in the Australian Capital, Canberra, where they will be taking on the first timers, Afghanistan in the game. Given Bangladesh’s records of choking on the big platform, Afghanistan would definitely go in with some chances as they also got better of their Asian counter-parts in the 2014 Asia Cup. But the Bangladeshi fans will definitely hope their side wins the game and begin their campaign on a high.
2. Match 11: Australia vs Bangladesh (The Gabba, Brisbane) on February 21, 2015
After a gap of three days, Bangladesh take on the hosts, Australia in Brisbane on one of the fastest pitches of the world. Statistically speaking, Bangladesh don’t stand a chance to win the match but the players would love to take heart from the fact that they defeated Australia 10 years ago and would love to cause an upset in the tournament.
3. Match 18: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh (Melbourne Cricket Ground) on February 26, 2015
The Tigers then move to Melbourne Cricket Ground, where yet another Asian side, Sri Lanka will be waiting to welcome them on February 26. It may be another one sided match in the favour of Sri Lanka, given the current form they are in but we all know that cricket is an unpredictable game and one must wait for the game for the action to unfold.
4. Match 27: Bangladesh vs Scotland (Saxton Oval, Nelson) on March 5, 2015
Bangladesh next face another associate nation, Scotland as they make their move from Australia to New Zealand for the first time in the tournament. Both the teams do not play much of International Cricket in the calender year but Bangladesh go into the match as favourites since they have some form and momentum going into the tournament.
5. Match 33: England vs Bangladesh (Adelaide Oval) on March 9, 2015
Back to Australia, Bangladesh face England at The Adelaide Oval after a gap of 4 days. Given the sub-continental conditions of the ground, and the result when the two teams last met at this stage in 2011, Bangladesh would surely love to cause another upset, which they may cause, given the instability of the English batting.
6. Match 37: Bangladesh vs New Zealand (Seddon Park, Hamilton) on March 13, 2015
The Tigers finish their group stage campaign with the final encounter against co-hosts, New Zealand where they will play as underdogs in front of another crowd cheering for the home side. The recent form of New Zealand team won’t inspire Bangladesh to cause an upset but they would love to move to the knock-outs, unconditionally whatever the result of the match is.
Note: All matches except the 4th match are Day-Night matches. The D/N matches in Australia will begin at 2.30 PM Local Time and in New Zealand will begin at 2.00 PM Local Time. The 4th match will begin at 11.00 AM Local Time
Bangladesh may win only 3 matches out of the 6 they will play, but if they qualify for the quarters, they may face either India or South Africa at that stage as per the predictions of Cricket Tracker.