Bangladesh team departed following dilemma with the flight schedule due to the tropical cyclone Shaheen that had hit Oman Sunday
Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah said his team are eyeing to win as many matches as possible in the T20 World Cup, scheduled to start in Oman and the UAE later this month.
Mahmudullah before departing with the team from Dhaka for Muscat Sunday evening informed his team’s ambition in the world event.
Bangladesh team departed following dilemma with the flight schedule due to the tropical cyclone Shaheen that had hit Oman Sunday.
Bangladesh team were set to depart at 10:45pm but at one point the cricketers were informed that the flight was cancelled and that they should return to their homes.
But the decision altered in a matter of 10 minutes and the cricketers were called back to the airport to board the flight to Oman.
“As a nation it is a great chance for us to do well at a World Cup. The way we've played the last few series, if we can play like that, something good might happen. We will try to overcome the qualifying stage by playing well and then go into the main phase,” said Mahmudullah to the media at the Dhaka airport.
“We want to win as many matches as possible. Our record in T20 World Cup is not good and we want to break the barrier,” said the Bangladesh T20 captain.
Bangladesh team upon reaching Muscat will spend a day in room quarantine before starting their training Tuesday.
The tourists will then travel to UAE for the official practice games against Sri Lanka and Ireland on October 12 and 14 respectively.
Three members of the squad – Shakib al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman and Liton Das - will join the team directly in Muscat.
Shakib and Mustafizur will join the team Saturday following their stint in the ongoing Indian Premier League T20, while wicketkeeper-batsman Liton has been on a private tour to the UAE with family.
Bangladesh will begin their T20 World Cup campaign by first playing the qualifiers.
Bangladesh in the first phase of the competition have been slotted in Group B with co-hosts Oman, Papua New Guinea and Scotland.
In the first game of round one, Bangladesh will take on Scotland on October 17 at Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Muscat.
Bangladesh will then face Oman and Papua New Guinea on October 19 and 21 respectively at the same venue.