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DHAKA, Sept. 9, 2018 (BSS)- The Bangladesh national cricket team leave for United Arab Emirates (UAE) to take part in the ACC Asia Cup scheduled to begin on September 15 in UAE.

Bangladesh, placed in group B, will start their tournament campaign when they will face Sri Lanka on September 15 in Dubai before taking on emerging Afghanistan in their second group match on September 20 in Abu Dhabi.

Bangladesh have achieved remarkable improvement to the ODI format in last three-four years.

Although their performance in overseas not up to the mark, but recently they won 2-1 ODI series victory over Windies in the Caribbean. It was away series win after nine years.

The series win in the Caribbean has certainly boosted Bangladesh’s confidence under their new head coach Steve Rhodes, the Englishman who further worked with the players regarding their strengths and weaknesses before the Asia Cup.

Bangladesh squad:

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Shakib Al Hasan (vice-captain}, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Kumar Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Islam Apu, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony and Mominul Haque.

Asia Cup fixtures:

Group Stage-

Sept 15: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Dubai (Group B)
Sept 16: Pakistan vs Hong Kongr, Dubai (Group A)
Sept 17: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (Group B)
Sept 18: India vs Hong Kong, Dubai (Group A)
Sept 19: India vs Pakistan, Dubai (Group A)
Sept 20: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (Group B)

Super 4 Round-

Sept 21. TBC VS TBC super four match 1 (Dubai)

TBC vs TBC super four match 2 (Abu Dhabi)

Sept 23: TBC vs TBC super four match 3, (Dubai)

TBC vs TBC Super four, match 4, (Abu Dhabi)

Sept 25: TBC vs TBC super four match 5, (Dubai)

Sept 26: TBC vs TBC super four match 6, (Abu Dhabi)

Sept 28: TBC vs TBC, Final, (Dubai)

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