England are likely to reach Dhaka on September 30 to play two Tests and three ODIs against Bangladesh. This will be their third full tour to the country, and their first since 2010.
Dhaka Tribune has learned that the tour will start with a warm-up one-day match in Fatullah on October 4. The first two ODIs will be held on October 7 and 9 respectively at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur before the tour party moves to Chittagong where they will play the third ODI.
Before the first Test in Chittagong which is scheduled for October 20, the tourists will play two back-to-back two-day matches at the MA Aziz Stadium. The second Test will be held in Dhaka from October 28 before England leave for India on November 2.
The three warm-up games for England is a break from tradition for touring sides in Bangladesh who often don’t opt for more than one practice match. But the matches will be handy for the tourists who would play at home till September 7 in vastly different conditions.
After Bangladesh, England will play five Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20I in India.