Bangladesh, USA to Clash in T20I Series Ahead of World Cup

Bangladesh, USA to Clash in T20I Series Ahead of World Cup

Bangladesh and the United States will engage in a three-match T20I series in May as part of their preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup. This will be the first-ever T20I encounter between the two nations.

The series will serve as a crucial warm-up for both teams ahead of the global tournament, which will be co-hosted by the USA and the West Indies. Bangladesh has previously played two T20Is in the USA, both against the West Indies in 2018.

“This tour provides an ideal opportunity for the Bangladesh team to acclimatize to the conditions before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024,” said Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, CEO of the Bangladesh Cricket Board. “We recognize the importance of this preparatory phase and are committed to making the most of this invaluable experience.”

Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka and South Africa in Dallas and New York, respectively, in the first two matches of their World Cup campaign. The series against the USA will help them adjust to the conditions and fine-tune their strategies.

Meanwhile, the USA will also host Canada for a five-match T20I series in April. All games will be played at the Prairie View Cricket Complex in Houston, Texas.

“Ahead of the important Men’s T20 World Cup, these games will be vital for our team to get their working combinations, build team cohesion, and fine-tune strategies,” said Mr. Venu Pisike, Chairman of USA Cricket.

Both the USA and Canada will make their T20 World Cup debuts in the tournament. They are placed in Group A alongside India, Ireland, and Pakistan. Bangladesh is in Group D and will face Nepal and the Netherlands in Kingstown, West Indies.