India to tour Bangladesh in December after 7 years
India will tour Bangladesh in December for the first time since 2015 to play two Tests and three one-day internationals, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Thursday.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the itinerary for India's tour later this year today which includes three ODIs and two Tests of the ICC World Test Championship cycle 2.
India will arrive in Dhaka on December 1.
Rohit Sharma's men will kick off the month-long trip with the three ODIs, which will all be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.
Chattogram will host the first Test from Dec. 14 with the second in Mirpur from Dec. 22.
"The Bangladesh-India matches in recent history have given us some epic contests and fans from both countries are eagerly waiting for another memorable series," BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon said in a statement.
Honorary Secretary, BCCI Jay Shah echoed the sentiment felt by the enthusiastic and dedicated followers of cricket in Bangladesh and India: "I extend my best wishes to the Bangladesh Cricket Board for the upcoming bilateral series featuring India. The India-Bangladesh contests generate tremendous interest among the fans thanks to the massive fan following the two teams enjoy."
"We know how passionate the fans in Bangladesh are and I am sure they will be treated to some exhilarating 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," he continued.
Dec. 4 - First ODI - Mirpur
Dec. 7 - Second ODI - Mirpur
Dec. 10 - Third ODI - Mirpur
Dec. 14-18 - First test - Chattogram
Dec. 22-26 - Second test - Mirpur