The Bengal cricket team will take part in a four-team T20I series in September this year. Pakistan’s domestic T20 team Lahore Qalandars will also participate in this series. The tournament will be hosted by Namibia and another team will be coming from South Africa. Bengal has also announced its 16-man squad for the tournament, which includes many star players playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
This will be a good opportunity for Namibia
Teams from Bengal and Lahore have accepted to take part in the tournament. The South African team will also be announced soon. It is believed that the final decision has not been taken on the arrangement for the movement and stay of the players. Namibia’s team has to participate in the T20 World Cup and before that it will be a good experience for them to play against three good teams.
Bengal has declared its team
Bengal had declared its team on Friday, whose command has been given to Abhimanyu Easwaran. Apart from Shahbaz Ahmed, who played IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Akash Deep has also got a place in the team.
Mukesh Kumar, Ishaan Porel and Hrithik Chatterjee have also been included in this team. The Bengal Cricket Association wants to try them out by sending the new team on tour. The last time India and Pakistan’s home teams met was in 2014.
There has been little competitive cricket in recent years between the home teams of India and Pakistan. The last time the home teams of both the countries met was in 2014. In the Champions League T20, the team of Lahore Lions played against Kolkata Knight Riders. Players like Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Umar Akmal, Gautam Gambhir , Robin Uthappa and Suryakumar Yadav took part in this match.
First-class matches were held between the home teams of India and Pakistan
Earlier, between 2006 and 2008, first-class matches were also held between the home teams of the two countries. The series, known as the Nisar Trophy, consisted of a four-day first-class match. This match used to be between teams that won the Ranji Trophy and Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. Only three editions of this tournament could be played and it has since been called off.