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Bangladesh reach Dharamsala for their 1st WC encounter

October 04, 2023 00:00:00

Mehedi Hasan Miraz posing after arrival in Dharamsala on Tuesday with the Bangladesh cricket team for their first ICC World Cup match against Afghanistan — Mehidy Hasan Miraz's Facebook

The Bangladesh cricket team has reached Dharamshala, the designated venue for their first ICC World Cup against Afghanistan match, scheduled for October 07, reports UNB.

Their second match will also be held in Dharamshala against England on October 10. However, Bangladesh participated in two official warm-up matches in Guwahati, facing Sri Lanka and England.

The Tigers secured a convincing victory in the first warm-up against Sri Lanka, but faced defeat at the hands of England in the second match. Bangladesh's captain, Shakib Al Hasan, was absent from both warm-up encounters, raising questions about his fitness.

However, Najmul Hossain Shanto, the team's vice-captain, reassured that Shakib is in prime condition and will be participating in the opening match against Afghanistan.

According to sources within the team, Shakib sustained a minor injury during a football session in practice. Nevertheless, it remains uncertain if he has made a full recovery, though, Najmul assured his participation in the Afghanistan clash.

Following these initial fixtures in Dharamshala, Bangladesh is set to travel to Chennai for their third World Cup clash against New Zealand on October 13.

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