03/01/2010

The Bangladesh Tour- Tri-nation ODI series and Test series

Holy WatersImage by ~FreeBirD®~ via Flickr
The Indian cricket team has reached Bangladesh for a month long tour that includes a tri-nation ODI series and a 2 Test series.

India’s tour of Bangladesh starts with an ODI series against their host and Sri Lanka. The ODI series scheduled between January 4 and January 13 involves India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka playing twice against each other.

Unfortunately, for Bangladesh, they are there to give a local flavor and it is likely that India will meet Sri Lanka in the finals on January 13 at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. However, given that both the teams have just concluded a high scoring ODI series in India, it remains to be seen whether India can beat Sri Lanka.

The Test series between India and Bangladesh follows the Tri-Nation ODI series.

India will play the 1st Test against Bangladesh on January 17-21 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong and the 2nd Test on January 24-28 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Bangladesh cricket has reached a stage similar to Sri Lanka of the 90’s, (albeit with a dismal Test record); Bangladesh needs to protect their batsmen.

Therefore, they will prepare pitches that will blunt the Indian bowling attack, so that the batsmen will, with a bit of luck, run up a massive score.

The objective is to boost their batsmens confidence. This may backfire if India wins the toss and bats first and runs up a massive score.

In essence, this will be a series where the batsmen will hold the aces, run-fest will be the order of the day, and surely, it will further enthuse the doomsday crowd.

Whether Bangla cricket fans will turn up to watch the Indian batsmen toy with their bowling is debatable.

Enhanced by Zemanta

2 Comments:

Blogger straight point said...

don't be surprised if bradman's record gets overhauled in this series by sehwag (if only he keep interested of not so tough opposition)

03/01/2010, 13:48  
Anonymous Ottayan said...

Pan,

He can certainly create a world record.But then lets hope he does not lose interest.:)

03/01/2010, 14:31  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home