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Bangladesh to open 2019 World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 2

  • Sports Desk, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2018-04-26 03:30:57 BdST

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Bangladesh will get their 2019 World Cup campaign going by taking on South Africa at the Oval on June 2.

The Tigers will play nine matches in the first round of the tournament in England and Wales.

The International Cricket Council fixed the schedule for the next World Cup at a meeting of its chief executives committee in Kolkata on Wednesday.

The ICC Board, which meets Thursday, was yet to ratify the schedule, according to ESPNcricinfo. 

Bangladesh started their most successful campaign, the 2017 Champions Trophy, at the Oval.    

They face hosts England at Cardiff, where the Tigers had defeated Australia and New Zealand.

Edgbaston, the venue of Bangladesh’s match against India in the Champions Trophy last year is unchanged in the World Cup.

The Tigers will play their last match of the first round against Pakistan at Lord’s. This will be the first ODI for Bangladesh at the ground. They have played two Tests in the major cricket venue.

The 2019 World Cup will follow the format of the one held in 1992  with all the teams in the first round playing each other in the first round.

Hosts England will play the opener against South Africa at the Oval on May 30. The final will be played at the Lord’s on July 14.

Schedule of Bangladesh's matches

 

Date

Opponents

Venue

June 2, 2019

South Africa

Oval

June 5, 2019

New Zealand

Oval (Day-Night)

June 8, 2019

England

Cardiff

June 11, 2019

Sri Lanka

Bristol

June 17, 2019

West Indies

Taunton

June 20, 2019

Australia

Nottingham

June 24, 2019

Afghanistan

Southampton

July 2, 2019

India

Birmingham

July 5, 2019

Pakistan

Lord’s