Sunday, 25 February 2007

England A in Bangladesh 2006-07

England is currently visiting Bangladesh to play two 4 day test matches (first class) with Bangladesh A and three list A matches.

Here's the tour Itinerary,

Feb 14 - England A arrive in Dhaka
Feb 17-19 - Warm-up match v Bangladesh National Academy, Mirpur
Feb 22-25 v Bangladesh A, Mirpur
Mar 1-4 v Bangladesh A, SCS, Bogra
Mar 7 v Bangladesh A, SCS, Bogra
Mar 9 v Bangladesh A, Mirpur
Mar 11 v Bangladesh A, Mirpur

They are playing their only practice match against the Bangladesh National Cricket Academy team. Here's the teams -

BCB Academy:
Jahurul Islam
Junaid Siddique
Nasiruddin Faruque
Marshall Ayub
Nadif Chowdhury (Cpt)
Mahmudullah Riyad
Saghir Hossain (WK)
Suhrawadi Shuvo
Mosharraf Hossain
Dolar Mahmud
Ziaur Rahman
Mohammad Shahzada

England A-team:
Nick Compton
Will Jefferson
Michael Yardy (Cpt)
Michael Carrberry
Steve Davies (WK)
Alex Loudon
Matt Prior (WK)
Tim Bresnan
Stuart Broad
Adil Rashid
Graham Onions
Tom Smith

A drawn match with most of the credit going to the tourists.

Second innings poor shows marred the bravery of the first innings of our boys.

England A Vs BCB National Academy

England A327/4 (dec) & 226/3 (dec) Over -68; Carberry 100*, Davis 67; Mosharraf 2/80
BCB National Academy326/10 & 56/5 Over -Marshall 23*; Jahirul 10, Nasiruddin 10, Junaed 4, Nadif 4, Sagir 0*; Onions 3/30, Smith 1/3, Broad 1/15
Match Drawn

I am very pleased with the way our boys responded to the challenge. They have managed a draw against one of the topmost A teams of current cricket.

After Khaled Mashud's refusal to play for A team, Sagir is making a good fight for the place. Nice competition going on between Sagir and Dhiman.

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