Scotland to play Bangladesh in The Netherlands
Following last Friday’s announcement of next year’s One Day International against Australia, Cricket Scotland today announce that the Scotland team will face Bangladesh in a T20 International next month.
The match will take place on Tuesday the 24th July at the neutral venue of Voorburg in the Netherlands.
The Bangladesh team are undertaking a short tour to Europe as part of their preparations for the T20 World Cup later this year and will play matches against all three European Associate ODI countries.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was delighted with the opportunity to test his side against the European countries stating, “The Bangladesh side will obviously try to put on a good show. We have world’s best all-rounder in Shakib Al Hasan and some exciting names like Tamim Iqbal and Nasir Hossain. Our natural attacking style compliments the Twenty20 format and I am sure the cricket fans will be entertained.
We are also very happy to play during this Europe tour three Associate countries who have shown a great intent in developing their cricket.”
Cricket Scotland is always exploring every opportunity possible to play against the Full members of the ICC, and this match will be the first T20 against a test country outside a global event.
The match will give Gordon Drummond’s side further competitive experience at this level which is vital as Scotland look to move up the rankings from their current position of 13th.
Commenting on the game, Roddy Smith Cricket Scotland Chief Executive stated, ‘’ We are delighted that this fixture against Bangladesh has been arranged. We are grateful to the ICC for their support and to the KNCB for hosting the fixture. We must grab every opportunity possible to play the Full Members and I am sure the Scotland team will give the Bangladesh side a severe test.’’