For the first time, Afghanistan will tour all three formats series against Bangladesh. They will arrive in Dhaka on 10 June. They will play a one-off Test, three ODIs and two T20Is. Their previous visits usually involved playing either white-ball cricket last year or red-ball cricket in 2019. In ODIs, Bangladesh holds a 7-4 win record head-to-head while Afghanistan holds a 6-3 record in the shortest format. In the longer format, Afghanistan recorded a cracking 224-run win against Bangladesh in Chattogram.
However, the tour will be split into two parts. Afghanistan will play the one-off Test in Dhaka from June 14 to 18. After which they will leave for India for a white-ball series. Again, They will return to Bangladesh on July 1 to play three ODIs in Chattogram from July 5 to 11. They will also play two T20Is in Sylhet on July 14 and 16, which will conclude the series.
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Meanwhile, Bangladesh have returned home to Dhaka after their successful ODI series against Ireland in Chelmsford. The Tigers won the series 2-0. The players will have a short break before starting preparations for the Afghanistan Test next month. Both teams have qualified for the ICC World Cup 2023 in October.
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The squads of both teams are yet to be announced. Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is in the race to be fit soon for the one-off Test. He suffered a finger injury during the ODI series against Ireland.
Afghanistan Tour of Bangladesh Schedule
- June 14-18: Only Test, Dhaka
- July 5: First ODI, Chattogram
- July 8: Second ODI, Chattogram
- July 11: Third ODI, Chattogram
- July 14: First T20I, Sylhet
- July 16: Second T20I, Sylhet
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