Mashrafe leaves Dhaka to join WC team in England

Sports Correspondent

22nd May, 2019 11:03:23 printer

Mashrafe leaves Dhaka to join WC team in England

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza left Dhaka on Wednesday to join Bangladesh team in Leicester, England.

He came to the country for a short break of three days after his side’s epic success in tri-series tournament in Ireland. The triumph in Ireland was Bangladesh’s first-ever win in a final after failing in six occasions in the last decades. Considering he will be out of the country for at least one and half months, Mashrafe chose to have a break indeed.

Bangladesh captain will attend the press conference of the captains of the participating team in the World Cup on May 23.

On the same day, the Bangladesh team will fly to Cardiff from Leicester. After that, the Tigers will prepare themselves for the warm-up games against India and Pakistan. The Tigers will face India on May 26, and they will lock horn against India on May 28.

After the two warm-up games in Cardiff, the Tigers will fly to London where they will start their World Cup assault against South Africa on June 2.

Bangladesh are now set to prove their prowess in the World Cup. In the last showpiece event in Australia and New Zealand, the Tigers have played in the Quarter-final stage. They are upbeat to go all the way this time around.

Like every other participating teams, the Tigers will play nine matches in the World Cup.