Bangladesh in Europe 2012 July 24, 2012

Bangladesh to play extra T20 in Netherlands

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh will play an extra Twenty20 game during the Netherlands leg of their European tour, taking on the home side on Thursday. They were initially scheduled to play only one T20 against Scotland on Tuesday, and another against Netherlands at The Hague on Wednesday.

Bangladesh are currently ranked No. 4 in the ICC's Twenty20 rankings, after blanking Ireland 3-0 last week. To qualify for a position, the rankings require that teams play a minimum of eight T20 matches since August 1st, at least two years ago. Bangladesh would have lost their place in the rankings next month as, by the original schedule, they would have played only seven T20s in the qualifying period. The additional match will help them fulfill the qualification requirements.

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  • Dummy4 on July 27, 2012, 7:36 GMT

    Good luck

    Bangladesh team

  • Dummy4 on July 26, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    Bangladesh are not getting enough support from India and Pakistan for developing players into a very good quality players compared with Netherlands, Ireland and Scotland get from England and Wales Cricket. Therefore; people should not questioning Bangladesh players are doing well only in home condition. If you compare than I remember Pakistan and India have some woeful results with so many excuses even after winning world cups let alone between 1950-1983 series records. Present world champion India is not doing well in abroad series. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are not doing well consistently either in home or abroad series. Finally, I do not believe in ranking and I agree with most of them that Bangladesh should not be ranked 4 (now 9 or 10) although we are by nature biased with statements. I feel, we (Bangladesh) requires more quality players to do well more consistently in world cricket.

  • Dummy4 on July 26, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    I do not understand why people do not agree that BD is improving a lot and we are no more underdog. I our day we can beat any team.

  • Dummy4 on July 25, 2012, 17:24 GMT

    Seems like, our Sub-Continental friends are feered of Bangladesh cricket team. Friends, remember those days, when you were also among the minnows.

  • Dummy4 on July 25, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    Bangladesh should've played an extra T20 against Scotland just to make it a bit more interesting and see whether that win was a fluke.

  • Dummy4 on July 25, 2012, 4:40 GMT

    T 20 Ranking system is stupid, how can a team gain places after beating some unheard cricketing nation ? B'desh and Z'babwe should stand bottom of the table, well after T20 wc they will for sure

  • RAHUL on July 24, 2012, 23:51 GMT

    Bangladesh will win the next

  • Mohammad on July 24, 2012, 18:42 GMT

    Losing to Scotland should put them back in their place & bring them down to earth... LoL

    For all the people raving about their recent performances, especially in Asia Cup.. the only reason they did well was because they were playing @ home where they have always have done okay (remember 2 years ago when they whitewashed NZ & everyone thought they had finally raised their standard to match top 8 teams.. but then their display against WI in WC really showed they still have waaaays to go! No way is BD better in T20s than Pakistan, Australia & even India (IPL is really paying off! ranked 8th LoL)..

  • Ismail on July 24, 2012, 17:33 GMT

    Now BD goes down to 9th place after the uncompromising loss to Scotland...anyhow Good Show Scotland...

  • Dummy4 on July 24, 2012, 17:28 GMT

    The normal service resumes. They were no. 4 for a matter of 2 days, now they are back to 9th after the loss to the Scots.

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