Bangladesh Tour of Afghanistan 2024 Rescheduled

Bangladesh
Bangladesh Cricket Team (image: BCB)

Bangladesh Cricket has announced that their tour to play in an all-format series against Afghanistan in July has been rescheduled

Bangladesh Tour of Afghanistan 2024 Rescheduled

Afghanistan was set to host two test matches, a three-match ODI series, and a three-match T20I series after the completion of the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and West Indies.

“The away series against Afghanistan will be rescheduled after both boards agreed to play the series at some other point in time,” said BCB chairman Jalar Yunus.

Bangladesh was set to play 12 tests in the year 2024 other than white-ball formats. But with this development, they will be playing only in 8 tests after their test series against Zimbabwe got rescheduled from May, where they chose to play five-match T20Is.

Bangladesh will be traveling to Pakistan to play in a two-match test series and to India to play in the multi-format tour with two tests and three T20Is.

After that, Bangladesh will be hosting South Africa in a two-match test series in  October and will be traveling to the West Indies to play two tests along with three ODIs and three T20Is in November-December.

Coming to the current tour, the tigers are playing in the second test on Sri Lanka’s tour of Bangladesh. Shakib Al Hasan who has been out of test cricket for almost a year has returned to play in the format.

Shakib has been diagnosed with an eye problem that he had been suffering from since the ODI World Cup 2023 and continued until the first part of the BPL 2024.

“He( Shakib) is ready to play in all three formats in the coming days unless there are some fitness issues and that is good news for us considering his experience is very essential for our team,” added Jalal.

Sri Lanka won the first test match on 328 runs difference and advanced to sixth spot on the WTC 2023-25 Points table with a PCT of 68.51.

During the second match, Sri Lanka batted the first 314 runs losing four wickets by the end of Day 01 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.