May 17, 2022, 5:10 am
Sports Desk /
Such tension could have existed a year ago. Which team won the title in the 7th T20 World Cup held in India, it would have been known when! But a corona epidemic has turned everything upside down. In the beginning, this World Cup was supposed to be in Australia. Later, India will host the World Cup at their home ground. In a few days, that decision has to be changed. Because that novel is not a virus.
However, after overcoming all obstacles, this event of ICC is finally going to see the light of day. The Oman-Papua New Guinea match is set to kick off today at the Al Amarat Stadium in Oman, hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Bangladesh will also play on the same field on the same day. Mahmudullah Riyadh’s opponent is Scotland. The match will start at 8 pm. The first match of the day will be played at 4 pm.
Oman, however, will not have all the matches of the first episode. The last two matches of Group A will be played in Sharjah. Everything from the Super Twelve to the final will then take place in the United Arab Emirates at three venues in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland and Bangladesh, who are in Group B, are in Al Amera to play all their matches. The two teams that will finish the first round from the top of the group will also travel to the United Arab Emirates.
This is the first time the T20 World Cup is going to be held in the Middle East. That’s why Oman and the United Arab Emirates like Rob. The Super Twelve episode will start on October 23. Which is why the festival is a little more in Oman than in the UAE. The surroundings of the stadium are beautifully decorated. Oman is desperate to make a new identity on the world stage with this tournament. That is why the organizers are not making any mistake in trying to organize the first episode successfully.
Al Amarat has also been reworked. Floodlights are sitting. Side skin, electronic scoreboard has also changed. The wicket, the outfield also has a touch of novelty. Oman, Oman cricket may change with that touch. However, Bangladesh will also have to change with this Oman episode. Bangladesh lost two World Cup warm-up matches in Abu Dhabi. Ga says the match is hot, there is no chance to bend that rate. Because even if they don’t learn from that rate, this time the Tigers will have to finish the World Cup with frustration.
The Tigers flew to Oman with the confidence to win two consecutive series against Australia-New Zealand at home. However, after finishing the conditioning camp there and going to Abu Dhabi, he died of that self-confidence. Playing on the slow and spinning wicket in Mirpur, Naeem Sheikh and Liton Das are in such a state that they are afraid to play big shots even on the sporting wicket. This is having a serious effect on the team.
The bowlers were also taking advantage of the wickets to turn the stick on the opposing batsmen. The World Cup, however, will not match any advantage from the wicket. Mustafizur Rahman and Nasum Ahmed were bowled by the Irish batsmen as they could not take advantage of the wicket in the warm-up match. One was Taskin Ahmed and the other was Sheikh Mahedi Hasan. However, at the end of the day, Bangladesh’s team failure is now at the top of the discussion.
Regular captains Mahmudullah Riyad and Shakib Al Hasan did not play for Bangladesh in the two warm-up matches. Mustafiz could not play a match. Even after finishing the IPL season, Shakib is scheduled to take the field today. Mahmudullah and pacer Mohammad Saifuddin will also return to the field after overcoming the injury problem. Bangladesh is going to take the field today with a bigger change than the preparation match. Saifuddin is taking the place of fast bowler Shariful Islam if he is 100% fit. Returning to the Shakib-Mahmudullah squad, Liton Das, Naeem Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar and Shamim Hossain Patwari will have to leave the XI. Saumya, however, has secured his place as he got runs in both the preparation matches. Bangladesh started the World Cup mission today with the XI.