The Bangaldesh Cricket Board has decided to postpone the test series against Zimbabwe to prepare for next year’s Asia Cup and World T20 World Cup to be held in India. Zimbabwe was scheduled to visit Bangladesh for a two test series in January.
“We have two important T20 tournaments ahead of us – the Asia Cup and the World Cup. Preparing for them is more important,” BCB president Nazmul Hassan said on Monday.
“Many Test players are not in the T20 team. So playing Tests during that time won’t help them.”
Bangladesh is grouped with Ireland, Netherlands and Oman for the first round in the World T20 to be played in India. If Bangaldesh qualify for the next round they will placed with Pakistan, India, New Zealand and Australia in the Super 10 stage.
Bangladesh has been in excellent form beating all the top teams like South Africa, India, Pakistan and Zimbawawe all at home. Bangladesh will be looking to prepare well with Asia Cup to be played in T20 format. This will help Bangladesh to really show their class.
Bangladesh is a team who has performed in the One day Internationals reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup 2015 for the first time and since then there is no looking back for this emerging Asian super power.