Tigers take on Netherlands in T2O WC match today

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Sports Reporter :
Bangladesh Cricket team will take on Netherlands in their third Group-D match of the ICC T20 World Cup (WC) today at Saint Vincent in Kingstown of West Indies. The match will start at 8:30 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time). Private satellite channel Nagorik TV will telecast the match live. Najmul Hossain Shanto will lead Bangladesh Cricket team, while Scott Edwards will lead Netherlands Cricket team.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh squad have already reached the West Indies from the United States of America.
The Tigers made an auspicious start in the ICC T20 World Cup defeating Sri Lanka by two wickets in their first Group-D match at Dallas in the USA on June 8.

Later, Bangladesh tasted a narrow four-run defeat to South Africa in their second Group-D match at New York in the USA on June 10. The Tigers lost to the Proteas due to controversial decision of the umpires.

However, Bangladesh need victories against Netherlands and Nepal to reach the ‘Super Eight’ phase. Bangladesh will face Nepal at the same venue on June 17.

Bangladesh collected two points from two matches, while Netherlands bagged two points from as many outings.
On the other hand, South Africa confirmed their Super Eight phase as the Proteas grabbed maximum six points from three outings.

Sri Lanka were almost ousted from the race of Super Eight phase earning just one point from three matches. If the match between Bangladesh and Netherlands will wash out by rain, Sri Lanka have a slim chance to enter the ‘Super Eight’ segment.

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Before today’s match, Bangladesh and Netherlands faced each other in four Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. Of them, Bangladesh won three matches, while Netherlands registered just one victory.

It is a good news for Bangladesh side as their promising left-arm pacer Shoriful Islam is totally fit and he will play against Netherlands in the today’s match.

Promising pacer Tanzim Hasan said, ” We lost to South Africa for a heartbroken defeat. We reached almost the winning target against them. However, we are now in a good position and we are committed and united. If we retain our performance, we have the ability to beat any team of the world.”

“We are desperate to confirm our ‘ Super Eight’ phase after earning two consecutive wins against our opponents Netherlands and Nepal at the same venue. We are confident that we can beat the two opponents,” added he.

Bangladesh Cricket squad: Najmul Hossain Shanto (Captain), Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah Riyad, Jaker Ali, Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed (Vice-Captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Tanzim Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Shoriful Islam and Tanvir Islam.

Netherlands Cricket squad : Scott Edwards (Captain), Aryan Dutt, Bas de Leede, Kyle Klein, Logan van Beek, Max O’Dowd, Michael Levitt, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan Klein, Saqib Zulfiqar, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Tim Pringle, Vikram Singh, Viv Kingma, Wesley Barresi.