Afghanistan set to host Bangladesh for 3 T20Is in June in Dehradun before one-off Test against India

The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in hill town will host the three day-night fixtures, scheduled for 3, 5 and 7 June before Afghanistan take on India in their inaugural Test match, starting in Bengaluru on 14 June.

PTI, May 09, 2018

New Delhi: Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for three T20 Internationals in Dehradun prior to the strife-torn nation's historic one-off Test against India.

The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in hill town will host the three day-night fixtures, scheduled for 3, 5 and 7 June before Afghanistan take on India in their inaugural Test match, starting in Bengaluru on 14 June.

File image of Afghanistan cricket team. AFP

File image of Afghanistan cricket team. AFP

Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Atif Mashal said, "ACB is delighted to host Bangladesh for the T20I series in Dehradun in early June which will be a good opportunity for both sides to play competitive cricket.

"Similarly, cricket fans have also previously enjoyed games between the two sides and this will be yet another opportunity for them to witness their sides play against each other."

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury added, "Afghanistan have some fine players for this format and they will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions in Dehradun.

"However, the Bangladesh team is a confident and experienced unit and we are really looking forward to the matches."

Afghanistan and Bangladesh have only met once previously in the shortest format, with the latter winning by nine wickets at the 2014 ICC World T20.

Updated Date: May 09, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114