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Scotland v Bangladesh T20I Live and Preview

Scotland v Bangladesh T20I Live and Preview Photo: TT

Bangaldesh look forward to more success on their tour of Europe as they clash in a one-off T20 against Scotland on Tuesday.

The match will be played at The Hague in Netherlands and has attracted attention following Bangladesh’s entry in to the ICC T20 rankings.

Bangladesh, from not being ranked due to insufficient no. of matches played, leaped to fourth place as they whitewashed Ireland after two close finishes.

A comfortable win in the first match was followed by two last-ball finishes and there has been plenty of delight back home over the team’s success.

Coach Richard Pybus, also previously Pakistan’s coach, has suggested that places are up for grabs for the ICC World T20 as the young players look to impress further.

Mohammad Ashraful, often been in and out due to inconsistency, has looked in good touch while opening the innings.

In addition, Shakib Al Hasan has been their trump card and his all-round contributions will again make the team competitive.

With the ball, Mashrafe Mortaza has all the experience to make it count against an under-strength Scotland side and he also picked up four wickets in the final T20 against Ireland. Elias Sunny also ran riot with a five-wicket haul in the first match.

Scotland will cherish their rare opportunity to play against a test-playing nation. Their ODI against England next month has already been called off due to unprecedented flooding at the venue.

With limited opportunities, Scotland look to make a name for themselves and stay competitive. Their performances in England’s domestic cricket have not been very promising either as they are languishing at the bottom of their table in the Clydesdale Bank 40-over competition with just one win from nine matches.

The match will be played at The Hague in Netherlands where several ODIs have previously been played. Scotland lost in their only appearance against Ireland two years ago.

Rajeev mcallister
Sports Pundit staff writer

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