Eng to arrive tonight
The most anticipated series in recent times will be set in motion today when the England cricket team arrive tonight to play two Tests and three ODIs. The team is scheduled to land at 8:00 pm at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport amidst heavy security.
It therefore was not a surprise that the press release sent by the Bangladesh Cricket Board stated that there would be no media interactions at the airport.
England have suffered a setback even before landing in Bangladesh, however, as their highest Test wicket-taker James Anderson and fellow pacer Mark Wood will miss the tour due to injuries.
England will begin the tour with a warm-up one-day game against a BCB XI side at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on October 4.
The ODIs come next. The first two ODIs will take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on October 7 and 9. After that, the teams will travel to Chittagong to play the final ODI at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on October 12.
The players will remain at the port city to play the first Test which is scheduled to being on October 20. Prior to that, England will play two two-day warm-ups from October 14 to 17 versus a BCB XI side.
The teams will then return to Dhaka to play the second Test from October 28 to November 1 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
So far, England and Bangladesh have played 16 ODIs with England winning 13 of those and Bangladesh winning three. However, Bangladesh beat England the last two times the teams faced each other.
England have won all the eight Tests against Bangladesh. The last time they played Bangladesh in the longer version was back in June 2010.