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News: Scotland to tour Bangladesh…

Scotland will be touring Benagladesh for at least 2 ODI matches in December……

Whats up with a 2 ODI series?? Why cant they just have 3?? I can understand a 2 match series with a big test nation…… but this would be a very interesting series, and Scotland will at least push Bangla more than Kenya…….. Scotland must try to get at least 3 ODIs out of this…….

This is going to be in December…… what are Scotland doing in Sept-Nov ?!?!? Or is it that they are trying to fit everything in the 3 months that their players have taken off from work??

Categories: Scotland
  1. Bruce Gaskell
    August 21, 2006 at 2:34 pm

    Indeed it is strange how often the ICC organises ODI series with an even number of games. Doubt it makes much sense to those outside Cricketing cultures! Still, lets greet this with enthusiasm, this is exactly the kind of fixture people have been crying out for to beef up Bangla’s schedule, and to help associates.

    I can’t see Scotland coming close to Bangladesh on Subcontinental wickets, but needless to say it will be a great experience for the Scots, and the chance to play in front of a big crowd before the world cup.

  2. Nishadh Rego
    August 21, 2006 at 7:33 pm

    A great opportunity for the Scots to play high pressure cricket in difficult conditions. This is how they should be using their “ODI Status.” I agree with Bruce in that Scotland would not be able to challenge Bangladesh on the slow turning tracks of the subcontinent. Though the pitches might help people like Ross Lyons, I think the Scottish bowlers will also have a bit of a hard toil in Bangladesh.

  3. Ram
    August 21, 2006 at 9:32 pm

    That’s interesting!….Atlast, we’ll get some idea of how good (or bad) Scotland are relative to Bangladesh ahead of the WC…I think the reason why they are looking at only 2 ODIs is maybe the BCB doesn’t think this will be a profitable venture because as I see, Scotland aren’t as popular as Zimbabwe or Kenya in Bangladesh…This series was just maybe organized to help Bangladesh play as much cricket as possible ahead of the WC…

    I think this’ll give a better indication of how good Scotland are rather than if they were to host Bangladesh because these Associates have a real problem adjusting to alien conditions…Also, given that slow turners may be expected in WI, Scotland have actually done well to tour Bangladesh where the conditions may be similar…Hopefully, we can have a cracker of a 3 or 5 ODI series…

  4. Cuen Lucas
    August 22, 2006 at 1:01 pm

    Well if Scotland win the first game, the BCB will kick themselves because a 1-0 series lead in Scotland’s favour would have meant an exiting series if there had been three games. But two games or three, this will be vital experience for the Saltires ahead of the World Cup.

  5. August 25, 2006 at 1:10 am

    I think ICC plays it safe and recommends that only a 2 ODI series be held against associates…… it cant be a coincidence that Scotland originally had 2 ODIs against Pak, Net had 2 ODI series against Sri, and now Scotland have a 2 ODI series against Bangladesh…….

    I think their logic is that Scotland is likely to lose the first match, some series excitement can be mainstained about whether they can salvage a drawn series…… but if they were to get thrashed 2-0 down in the first 2 matches, then the 3rd match is going to not only be a dead match, but it is unlikely to have any entertainment value associated with it either…..

    At least thats what I think the ICC logic is….

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