Tamim Iqbal, the captain of Bangladesh’s ODI team, has expressed his anger about his team’s lack of frequent trips to England and Australia. Since playing two Tests and three ODIs in England in 2010, Bangladesh has not toured England for a bilateral series. Despite Bangladesh losing both times, Tamim struck hundreds in the Test matches that were contested at Lord’s and Old Trafford.
In 2008, Bangladesh last traveled to Australia on a bilateral basis for a three-match ODI series. They will visit Australia for two Test matches in 2027. They won’t be playing an international series versus England anytime soon, though.
While speaking to UK’s Daily Mirror, Tamim recalled his knock against England in the two Tests in 2010. He said that it was not an easy task to score a century in England and he will cherish that memory forever. The 33-year-old added that his side wants to tour Australia and England more often. “That’s a long way away now, 2010. But those innings I will always remember. Scoring a hundred in England is not easy, especially for a team like us. The memories are something that, when I’ve finished cricket, I will take forever in my heart,” Tamim told the UK’s Daily Mirror.
“Those two are really close to my heart, but the most important thing is you guys need to invite us more often. That was the last time we played there, which is unfortunate. Bangladesh is in a situation now where we should tour Australia and England more often and I don’t know why that doesn’t happen. It’s been 13 years now and we haven’t been back to England. It’s sad actually that we haven’t toured again after doing so well, especially in white-ball cricket,” he added.
Later in 2023, Bangladesh will do a trip to England. An international series between Bangladesh and Ireland will be played in England. The final matches of the ICC Super League will include three one-day internationals between Bangladesh and Ireland. The games are anticipated to take place in May in Chelmsford.
Bangladesh will soon host Ireland in a three-match ODI series that will start on Saturday, March 18, prior to their next overseas tour. The remaining two one-day internationals (ODIs) are set for March 20 and March 23, with all three games taking place at Sylhet District Stadium.