Dhaka, Tue, Jun 2017
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday announced a 29-member preliminary squad for the upcoming home series against Australia and the away one against South Africa.
Hundreds of fans stayed up late to welcome home members of the national cricket team returning after their historic win against arch-rivals India at London's Oval Ground.
Sarfraz Ahmed, who led Pakistan to the Champions Trophy 2017 title, was named as the captain of the ICC Team of the Tournament, on Monday (June 19). The team comprises: four Pakistanis, three Indians, three Englishmen and one Bangladeshi, with Kane Williamson taking up 12th man duties.
A sparkling maiden century by Fakhar Zaman and fiery bowling have fired Pakistan to a stunning 180-run over arch-rivals India, sealing their first Champions Trophy triumph.
Pakistan has made 338 for the loss of four wickets a cracking first inning of the high-octane nail-biting Champions Trophy final being played at London's Oval ground on Sunday.
India are favourites to retain the Champions Trophy on Sunday but they would probably have preferred to face different opponents than arch-rivals Pakistan in what is sure to be a highly-charged final.
Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will miss the upcoming tour of Bangladesh after Cricket Australia today confirmed the two-Test series and for August and announced a 13-man squad.
Bangladesh were "nowhere near their best," said Shakib Al Hasan, as they succumbed to a nine-wicket defeat at the hands of India in the Champions Trophy semi-final at Edgbaston.