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Before the 10-team ICC ODI World Cup, Bangladesh's ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal voiced confidence and predicted that his squad will easily adapt to the conditions in India.
On October 7, Bangladesh will lock horns against Afghanistan in the hilltown of Dharamsala.
The 2020 big event will kick off on October 5 with a rematch of the 2019 final between England and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, as announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday.
"This is the ultimate event. Nothing compares to a one-day World Cup because this is the most challenging white-ball format which continuously tests your game awareness and temperament," Tamim told the ICC.
"The tournament's structure gives you no scope to relax. Every team is tough and there are no easy games,"
"Playing in India is always very enjoyable. The electric atmosphere, great stadiums and the very knowledgeable cricket fans make the experience fulfilling. We have always received excellent support whenever we played there,”
"I am very confident with the side we will take to the World Cup. We have been performing at a very high level in ODIs and were one of the leading sides in the World Cup qualifying. There is a nice blend of experience and talent, and the conditions will be familiar," the Southpaw concluded.
Bangladesh fixtures at World Cup:
October 7 – vs Afghanistan, Dharamsala
October 10 – vs England, Dharamsala
October 14 – vs New Zealand, Chennai
October 19 – vs India, Pune
October 24 – vs South Africa, Mumbai
October 28 – vs Qualifier 1, Kolkata
October 31 – vs Pakistan, Kolkata
November 6 – vs Qualifier 2, Delhi
November 12 – vs Australia, Pune (day match)