Bangladesh to play against UAE in T20 World Cup build-up | Cricket News

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh will play two international Twenty20 matches against the United Arab Emirates as part of their preparation for the World Cup in Australia, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday.
The two matches will take place on September 25 and 27 in Dubai, on Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said in a joint statement with its Emirati counterpart Emirates Cricket Board.
“This tour will be an important part of the Bangladesh team’s preparation for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia,” said BCB’s chief executive. Nizam Uddin Chowdhury.
Bangladesh have only met the United Arab Emirates in cricket’s shortest format once before, winning at home by 51 runs in 2016.
Both teams will take part in the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia, starting on October 16.
The United Arab Emirates will play in Group A of the preliminary round alongside Asian champions Sri Lanka, Namibia and the Netherlands.
Two teams from each of the two preliminary round groups will qualify for the second round.
Bangladesh will feature in the second round of Group 2 alongside India, Pakistan, South Africa and two qualifiers.
Bangladesh will also play a tri-nation tournament in New Zealand involving the hosts and Pakistan before traveling to Australia for the T20 World Cup.

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