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Tigers begin practice at Guwahati



Photo: Shakib al Hasan briefs the team before practice on Thursday, BCB

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Bangladesh's national cricket team started their official practice with a full-fledged 15-member squad ahead of the upcoming ODI World Cup.

The Tigers arrived in the host nation yesterday for the mega-event. They had a practice session under the supervision of coach Chandika Hathurusingha and skipper Shakib Al Hasan.

The Tigers will play two warm-up matches at Guwahati against Sri Lanka on September 29 and England on October 1 followed they will begin their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan at Dharamsala on 7 October.

Following that, the Tigers will face England on October 10 at Dharamshala again, and Chennai will stage New Zealand on October 14.

Bangladesh will clash against India in Pune on October 19 and Pakistan in Kolkata on October 31. Bangladesh will face South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai's fifth game on 24 October and Netherlands on October 28.

Before their last league game against Australia on November 11, the Tigers will face Sri Lanka in Delhi on 6 November.

The 10-team tournament will begin on October 5 in Ahmedabad with defending champion England taking on 2019 runners-up New Zealand.