England to tour Bangladesh for 2 Tests, 3 ODIs later this year

England to tour Bangladesh for 2 Tests, 3 ODIs later this year

England team. (Photo by Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images)

MB9-Electric-728x90The England cricket team is all set to tour Bangladesh for the first time since 2010. As per ESPNcricinfo England will play 2 Tests and 3 ODIs on the tour that is scheduled for October this year.

The English team is expected to reach Bangladesh by September 30. The tour will start with a practice one-day match in Fatullah, Dhaka on 4th October.

While the first two ODIs of the three-match series will be played on October 7 and 9 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. The Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong will host the final ODI.

The visiting team will have enough opportunities to get used to sub-continental conditions before the Test series as they will play back-to-back two-day practice games at the MA Aziz Stadium. The first Test will be played at Chittagong from October 20 while teams will move to Dhaka once again for the second Test that starts October 28.

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Bangladesh has been on a roll in limited overs cricket and have been only playing the shorter formats since the last part of 2015. This will be the first Test series that they play since November 2015. England will leave Bangladesh on November 2. They then fly to neighboring India for another tough tour.

Tentative schedule of England’s tour of Bangladesh:

Oct 4: Warm-up one-dayer, Fatullah

Oct 7: 1st ODI, Dhaka

Oct 9: 2nd ODI, Dhaka

Oct 12: 3rd ODI, Chittagong

Oct 20-24: 1st Test, Chittagong

Oct 28-Nov 2: 2nd Test, Dhaka

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