POST TIME: 4 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 3 November, 2019 08:59:32 PM
Tigers drawn in Group B of World Cup T20 qualifiers
Dutch become champs in pre-qualifiers

Tigers drawn in Group B of
World Cup T20 qualifiers

Following the completion of the ICC Men’s T20I qualifier event, Bangladesh now face off  Netherlands, Namibia and Scotland to enter into the ‘Super 12s’ round for the upcoming ICC T20I World Cup in Australia 2020.

Bangladesh, currently ranked No.10 team in the ICC T20 points table, placed on Group B and will lock horns with Namibia, Scotland and the Netherlands in the first round of the 2020 T20I World Cup qualifying round, scheduled to be played from October 19-23 next year. The top four teams will join eight teams in the Super-12s.

Bangladesh will play all the three matches at the same venue Bellerive Oval in Tasmania. The Tigers will take on Namibia, the Netherlands and Scotland on October 19, 21 and 23 respectively. The first match will be played at 9am (BST) while the others two will be played at 2pm (BST).

If Bangladesh top the Group B in the first round, they will join Pakistan, Australia, West Indies and New Zealand in Group 1 of the ‘Super12s’ round.

On the other hand, other three qualifier teams- Papua New Guinea, Ireland and Oman will join Sri Lanka in Group A of the first round.

In Group A, the four teams will compete

each other in Geelong from October 18-22. Sri Lanka and Ireland will play the first match of the first round at the Kardinia Park Stadium on October 18.

Two teams from each group will join the top eight teams, already qualified for the ‘Super 12s’round, kicks off October 24 between the host Australia and Pakistan.

Earlier, Netherlands sneaked past Papua New Guinea by seven wickets in the final of the T20 World Cup qualifier to clinch the title at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

PNG opting to bat posted 128 for 8 off their 20 overs before the Dutch reached the target with six balls to spare.

Brandon Glover took three wickets while Ben Cooper and Ryan ten Doeschate scored 41 and 34 respectively for the Netherlands.