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06:02 PM, January 13, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:38 PM, January 13, 2021

Tigers’ first intra-squad practice game tomorrow

The 24-member Bangladesh ODI preliminary squad will take part in the first of the two intra-squad practice games at the BKSP ground tomorrow.

The second practice match will take place on January 16 and the selectors will keep a close eye on these two warm-up matches before announcing the final squad on January 17 for the upcoming three-match ODI series against the West Indies.

Bangladesh will return to international cricket after over ten months since playing the last international series back in March last year against Zimbabwe.

The selectors had previously stated that there won't be any drastic changes from the last ODI squad that played against Zimbabwe. However, there is a possibility for a couple of uncapped cricketers to make it to the ODI side this time around.

Meanwhile, off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz remains hopeful of performing well in the upcoming home series against the West Indies as the 23-year-old already has a decent track record against the Caribbean. 

"Things hadn't gone well for me in the past three-four series but there will be an advantage for me as I have played well against West Indies in the past. As we will be playing on our home soil, I will try to give my best and look to make a comeback in both the ODI and Test series," Miraz told the media today.

However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) informed that due to the Covid-19 safety and security protocol restrictions, media representatives will not have access to the venue during the intra-squad practice matches.

The Tigers' preliminary squad continued their training session at the home of cricket in Mirpur today while the visiting West Indies, who will complete their three-day isolation today since arriving in the country on January 10, are expected to practise among themselves from tomorrow. 

The visitors will also take part in a warm-up game on January 18 at the BKSP before playing the first of the three-match ODI series on January 20. West Indies are also scheduled to play a two-match Test series after the ODI series.

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