ICC Men’s One-Day International (ODI) Cricket World Cup, the most anticipated event in cricket, is set to commence in a few months. The schedule for this tournament, which was slated to begin in October, has already been released by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The Tigers will kickstart their journey in the tournament with their match against Afghanistan.
Although Bangladesh’s final squad of 15 members for the World Cup is yet to be announced, most of the players are on the national team’s radar already. The Bangladesh team for this year’s World Cup will comprise a mix of experienced and young cricketers. Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has expressed great confidence in leading his team well in the World Cup.
In a recent conversation with the ICC, he stated, “I am very confident with the side we will take to the World Cup. We have been performing at a very high level in ODIs and were one of the leading sides in the World Cup qualifying. There is a nice blend of experience and talent, and the conditions will be familiar.”
This year’s World Cup will have a slightly different format compared to the previous editions. Under the round-robin format, Bangladesh will play against India, Pakistan, New Zealand, England, Australia, South Africa, and the two teams that make it through the qualification stage. In other words, Bangladesh will play at least nine matches in this tournament, and the outcome of these matches will determine the four teams that reach the semifinals.
Although each match will pose different challenges, Bangladesh’s captain believes that there will be no easy matches in the tournament. Tamim said, “The tournament’s structure gives you no scope to relax. Every team is tough and there are no easy games”
According to the Bangladesh captain, the battle for supremacy in the ODI World Cup is incomparable to anything else. Tamim stated, “This is the ultimate event. Nothing compares to a one-day World Cup because this is the most challenging white-ball format which continuously tests your game awareness and temperament.”
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