India tour Bangladesh in December for two Tests, three ODIs | Cricket News


DHAKA: India will tour Bangladesh for three ODIs and two Tests from December 4 for the first time since 2015, the country’s cricket board (BCB) announced here on Thursday.
Dhaka’s Mirpur Stadium will host all three ODIs on December 4, 7 and 10 and the series will then shift to Chattogram for the first Test from December 14 to 18.
The teams will be back in Dhaka from December 22 to 26 for the second and final Test, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan said in a statement.
“The Bangladesh-India matches in recent history have given us some epic contests and fans of both countries are eagerly waiting for another memorable series,” said Hassan.
“I thank the Board of Control for Cricket in India for working closely with the BCB to confirm the schedule. We look forward to welcoming the Indian team to Bangladesh,” he added.
The two-match series will have important points for the World Test Championship at stake. The previous edition’s runners-up, India, are currently fourth in the standings.
A four-Test series against Australia at home in February-March 2023 will be their final assignment in the 2021-23 cycle.
India lost the ODI series 1-2, while the one-off Test was a drawn affair in their last multi-format tour of Bangladesh in 2015.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah emphasized the importance of the series.
“The India-Bangladesh matches generate immense interest among the fans thanks to the massive fan following enjoyed by the two teams. We know how passionate the fans are in Bangladesh and I am sure they will be treated to some exciting contests, both in white-ball and red-ball cricket.
“With the crucial World Test Championship points at stake, the two Test matches are very important and both teams will go hard for the win,” said Shah.


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