Bangladesh Likely To Play Practice Match Ahead One-Off Test Against India
Bangladesh cricket team, which is scheduled to play one Test match against India from February 8 next year, has requested BCCI to organise a practice game ahead of the series so as get a grasp of the Indian conditions, which are similar to their own country.
It is learnt that BCCI will accept the request of Bangladesh Cricket Board as a member of BCCI said, “That is the plan but nothing has been finalised as yet. Kolkata is an option for it”.
BCCI is yet to come up with any official confirmation but it looks like BCCI may field in the champions of Ranji Trophy to play against Bangladesh like they did against the visiting New Zealand squad when they fielded the defending Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai against New Zealand at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.
The Bangladesh Test series will be the second last leg of the Indian team long home season as the succeeding Test series against Australia will be the last series of the season.
Currently, the Indian team has just finished with the Tests series against England and now they are set to face England in an ODI and T20I series, which starts next year from January 15, 2017.
England team is also scheduled to play two practice games ahead of their ODI series against India A and there are possibilities of Indian limited-overs skipper M.S. Dhoni might be leading the team in those two games.
Bangladesh is currently playing a full-fledged series against New Zealand and will return to their country next month, followed a by a one-off Test match against India.
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