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Tigers return home today
The Bangladesh cricket team returns to the capital today from Amsterdam after completing a mixed bag tour of Europe. Mushfiqur Rahim's men will touch down at noon after winning four out of six Twenty20 matches in Ireland and the Netherlands.
Mohammad Ashraful and Jahirul Islam along with coach Richard Pybus, fielding coach Jason Swift and bowling coach Shane Jurgenson are however expected to reach the country next month. Ashraful will stay back to play in the Kent Premier League for Blackheath while Jahurul will be going to Bridgetown for eye treatment. Pybus will return on August 9 as he will go to South Africa while Swift will return on August 6 and Jurgenson, who will be accompanying the Under-19s during the World Cup in his hometown Brisbane, will return at the end of August.
After the Tigers defeated Ireland 3-0 with two matches going down to the wire (which catapulted them to No 4 in the ICC Twenty20 rankings briefly), they lost to lowly Scotland before drawing the two-match series against the Dutch.
Tamim Iqbal headed the batting chart with 214 runs while Shakib Al Hasan was the only other to score more than hundred runs. With the ball in hand, Abdur Razzak took ten wickets while Elias Sunny finished with nine scalps including a five-for in the record breaking first win against Ieland.
[ Sports ] 2012-07-29