ICC releases schedule of Bangladesh in new FTP

ICC releases schedule of Bangladesh in new FTP

Their first assignment will be the tour of Windies next month.

Bangladesh players
Bangladesh players celebrate a wicket. (Photo Source: BDcrictime)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently released the Future Tours Programme (FTP) from July 2018 to March 2023. India will play over 200 contests during this while. The inaugural edition of the World Test Championship has also been introduced in the schedule. Meanwhile, Bangladesh have also got their set of matches and will play over 150 games in this time period.

Their FTP consists of 44 Tests, 57 ODIs, and 54 T20Is. Their first assignment will be the tour of Windies next month where the team will take part in a couple of Tests followed by three ODIs and as many T20Is. In December, Shakib Al Hasan and Co will host the Windies. Their Asia Cup campaign begins in September. Bangladesh also made a direct qualification to the 50-over World Cup next year in the UK.

Quite a few matches in India

The Tigers are also scheduled to visit India for 2 Tests and 3 T20Is in November 2019. In 2022, they will host Virat Kohli’s men for 2 Tests and 3 ODIs. In between, they will travel India for the ICC World T20 to be held in October-November 2021. Bangladesh will also play the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India. The will play a T20I and ODI series versus England at home in October 2021,

However, they aren’t listed to tour England until 2023. Australia will also tour the nation in 2019 and 2020 for T20I and Test series in October 2019 and February 2020 respectively. They have quite a few matches against Afghanistan. Prior to the 2019 World Cup, the team will play an ODI tri-series also involving Ireland. In October, Bangladesh will again play the Afghans, this time for a one-off Test and 2 T20Is in February-March 2022.

Here is the schedule

In 2018:

July-August 2018 – Windies – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is (away)

September 2018 – Asia Cup (away)

December 2018-January 2019 – Windies – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 1 T20I (home)

In 2019:

January-February 2019 – Zimbabwe – 3 Tests, 3 ODIs (home)

February-March 2019 – New Zealand – 3 Tests, 3 ODIs (away)

May 2019 – Ireland – 3 ODIs (away)

May 2019 – ODI tri-series with Ireland and Afghanistan (away)

June-July 2019 – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England

October 2019 – Australia – 3 T20Is (home)

October 2019 – Afghanistan – 1 Test, 2 T20Is (home)

November 2019 – India – 2 Tests (WTC), 3 T20Is (away)

December 2019 – Sri Lanka – 3 ODIs (away)

In 2020:

January-February 2020 – Pakistan – 2 Tests (WTC), 3 T20Is (away)

February 2020 – Australia – 2 Tests (WTC) (home)

March 2020 – Zimbabwe – 1 Test, 5 T20Is (home)

May-June 2020 – Ireland – 1 Test, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is (away)

July-August 2020 – Sri Lanka – 3 Tests (WTC) (away)

August-September – New Zealand – 2 Tests (WTC) (home)

September 2020 – Asia Cup

October 2020 – New Zealand – 3 T20Is (away)

October-November 2020 – ICC World T20 in Australia

December 2020 – Sri Lanka – 3 ODIs (home)

In 2021:

January-February 2021 – Windies – 3 Tests (WTC), 3 ODIs, 2 T20Is (home)

February-March 2021 – New Zealand – 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is (away)

June-July 2021 – Zimbabwe – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is (away)

October 2021 – England – 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is (home)

October-November 2021 – ICC World T20 in India

November-December 2021 – Pakistan – 2 Tests, 3 T20Is (home)

December 2021 – Sri Lanka – 2 Tests (home)

December 2021-January 2022 – New Zealand – 2 Tests, 3 T20Is (away)

In 2022:

February-March 2022 – Afghanistan – 3 ODIs, 2 T20Is (home)

March 2022 – South Africa – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs (away)

June-July 2022 – Windies – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is (away)

July-August 2022 – Zimbabwe – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is (away)

September 2022 – Asia Cup

October 2022 – Ireland – 1 Test, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is (home)

November 2022 – India – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs (home)

In 2023:

January 2023 – Windies – 3 ODIs (home)

February-March 2023 – ICC Cricket World Cup in India

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