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Tigers face Ireland A in warm-up game today
Visiting Bangladesh will take on Ireland A in a 50-over practice game today at the Vineyard in Dublin with an aim to get used to the condition before their beginning their tri-nation series campaign.
The match starts at 4.45 PM as per Bangladesh time. The hosts Ireland and West Indies are the two other teams in the tournament that is seen as the perfect preparation for the Tigers ahead of the World Cup.
The tri-nation series starts today with the match between Ireland and West Indies but Bangladesh will get down to the field on May 7 when they will face off West Indies at the Castle Avenue Cricket Club Ground at Clontarf in Dublin.
The tournament will be double-league basis in which each team will take on each other twice while the top two teams will move into the final that will be held on May 17.
All of the matches of the series will be day-affairs. The Tigers reached Dublin on May 2 and had already started their practice session.
Bangladesh initially announced 17-member squad for the tri-nation series, adding Nayeem Hasan and Yasir Ali to the 15-member squad of ICC Cricket World Cup. Later they also added fast bowler Taskin Ahmed and all-rounder Farhad Reza, making it a 19-member squad.
The selectors earlier said few changes may happen in the World Cup squad since the last deadline of bringing up changes to the World Cup squad is on May 23. Therefore the four players-Nayeem, Yasir, Taskin and Farhad can still force their case for the showcase event.
Bangladesh Squad: Masrafe Bin Mortaza (Captain), Tamim Iqbal Khan, Litton Kumer Das, Soumya Sarker, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmud Ullah, Shakib Al Hasan (Vice Captain), Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed Rahi, Nayeem Hasan, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Taskin Ahmed, Farhad Reza.