Team Tigers are now in Oman to take preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup. They have already started their mission with an unofficial warm-up match against the host country.
Before reaching to UAE, they will also play another warm-up match. Ahead of the World Cup, Bangladesh will have to play two official warm-up matches in the UAE on October 12 and 14 against Sri Lanka and Ireland.
Every match will be telecast live on T-Sports – a private satellite channel based in Dhaka.
Oman A lost to Bangladesh by a big margin in the warm-up match. In this match, Mahmudullah, the T20 skipper of Bangladesh didn’t show up due to his back strain. He was given full rest as selectors want him to play in the main round of the T20 World Cup without taking any risk.
Liton Das took the extra responsibility to lead from the front. After a long time, his bat finally smiled. The national team’s stylish opener played great innings of 53 runs from 33 balls.
He departed on 102 runs for the first wicket. His opening partner Mohammad Naeem also made did fifty before retiring voluntarily.
Soumya also failed to showcase his skill in this warm-up match. This left-handed batsman has both the quality and ability which was proven before but he needs to work on his footwork.
Then, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mr. Dependable couldn’t justify his name. He got a good chance to add runs quickly. Instead of doing so, he tried to play a scoop shot with the first ball and gave his wicket. Such a poor shot selection!
Opener Naeem survived on the crease but took 53 balls to make 63 runs. This is not also expected, at least in this format. If he consumes more balls that’ll make extra pressure on the rest of the batsmen.
By that time, Nurul Hasan Hasan and Shamim Hossain came to the field and there were almost 5 overs left of the innings. Nurul played extraordinarily. 49 runs came from his bat only in just 15 balls with 6 sixes.
On the other end, Shamim Hossain made 19 runs from 10 balls. Together they scored 81 runs in the last 5 overs and led the team to a score of 206 runs for 4 wickets.
The host team couldn’t take the pressure of these huge runs. They couldn’t go far. They kept losing wickets on a regular interval.
Saifuddin took 2 wickets, Mehedi and Nasum took 1 wicket each. Shariful with 3 wickets in the innings was the highest wicket-taker.
In the first round of World Cup, Bangladesh will face Scotland, Oman, and Papua New Guinea.