Sports have been a big deal in a lot of households all over the world and people tend to follow all the results so this year it is Bangladesh tour of New Zealand which we will be looking in to.
The Bangladesh cricket team is scheduled to go tour New Zealand during December 2016 until January 2017.
They are going to be playing 2 test matches which the first will take place on 12 – 16 January and the second will be taking place 20 – 24 January. The two test matches will be played at Basin reserve, Wellington and also on Hagley oval in Christchurch
The team will also be playing 3 One day Internationals. The first will take place 26 December 2016 on Hagley oval in Christchurch and then the second ODI will be taking place on the 29th December 2016 on Saxton oval in Nelson and then the third and final ODI will be the 31st December 2016 also at Saxton oval in Nelson. These 3 ODI’s is definitely not to be missed if you are a cricket fan then this will be matches you will want to watch.
They have also been scheduled for three Twenty20 Internationals these will be on the following times and places. The first one will be 3rd January 2017 and this will be at Mclean Park in Napier. The second T20I is on the 6th of January 2017 which will take place on bay oval in mount Manganui and then the third will be on 8 January 2017 also at bay oval in mount Manganui. These 3 T20I will fall in the middle of the ODI’s and test matches.
Mashrafe has now been the captain of the cricket team for nearly two years in these years the team have visited Australia which happened in 2015 for the World cup and then they also traveled to India for the World Twenty20 which was earlier this year.
The end of this year the next tour is scheduled and they will be traveling for a complete tour. After their complete tour they will be heading back to India for a test in February and then soon after that it will be Sri-lanka which will be taking place in march 2017 and this might already sound busy but we are not done they still have the tri-series in may which will take place in Ireland and then last but not least there is the champions trophy which will be kicking off in England this will be in June.
Although they were on a six series winning streak that was ended when playing against England with a four wicket defeat the lions saw the home team go down on a 2-1 series defeat.
But even after this defeat the captain Mashrafe is not worried because the team’s performance the last couple of years have been pleasing. He is looking forward to the next adventure.
He has also stated that in his opinion the team’s real challenge will start in New Zealand as they have a 90% success rate when playing home games. But now most of their games will be played abroad and they need to start preparation for these games.
And with such a busy schedule for next year focusing on New Zealand for now is obviously the top priority at the moment. They are planning to start from scratch on their upcoming tour and they hope to do excellent because being on the losing side is always a painful thing.
But the Bangladesh and England matches will still continue these test matches will take place in Chittagong and also in Dhaka
So if you are a cricket fan and you support Bangladesh this tour is one you will not want to miss it is a complete tour and will be quite entertaining.
The team will also have a hectic schedule next year so you will have so much to look forward to and with the team’s victory so far this will definitely be a very interesting tour and this might help them grow as a team as well. Although playing abroad is a challenge all on its own this team has had a promising 2 years which might help them succeed abroad as well but this is something that we will have to wait and see what happens. Good luck to the team and we hope for the best you can do and also a safe return.