Bangladesh has a balanced line-up currently and have won back to back matches in the past few months. Netherlands, on the other hand, haven't been in the best of their form © Getty Images
Bangladesh has a balanced line-up currently and have won back to back matches in the past few months. Netherlands, on the other hand, haven’t been in the best of their form © Getty Images

Bangladesh are all set to start the ICC World T20 2016 journey as they face Netherlands in Match 3 of First Round of the tournament between the Group A members at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. The 8 associate nations have been put into two groups A and B and each team will play one match each with the other three members. The teams who top the two groups will enter the Super 10 stage to play with the 8 teams. Both the teams will be eager to win their first match of the tournament to start the tournament on a positive note. Live Cricket Score, Bangladesh vs Netherlands, ICC World T20 2016 Group A Round 1 Match 3 at Dharamsala

Bangladesh has a balanced line-up currently and have won back to back matches in the past few months. The team, beating the likes of Sri Lanka and Pakistan, reached the Asia Cup 2016 final to meet India. They put up tough competition but failed to win the title. Exceptional performances from Sabbir Rahman with the bat and Al-Amin Hossain with the ball helped them win 3 of the 5 matches they played in the Asia Cup. Apart from these two, Bangladesh have Taskin Ahmed, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan and their skipper Mashrafe Mortaza while their ace bowler Mustafizur Rahman can also comeback to the team making it even more difficult for the opponents. Live Cricket Updates: Bangladesh vs Netherlands, ICC World T20 2016 Group A Round 1, BAN vs NED, 3rd Match at Dharamsala

Netherlands, on the other hand, haven’t been in the best of their form. Their last Twenty20 (T20) encounter was the ICC World T20 2016 warm-up match against Afghanistan which they lost failing to chae 153. Tom Cooper scored a brilliant half-century and remained unbeaten but could not take his side to the victory. Vivian Kingma bagged two crucial wickets and also pulled off a run out but failed to maintain a good economy.

Squads:

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed

Netherlands: Peter Borren(c), Ahsan Malik, Wesley Barresi(wk), Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Tom Cooper, Vivian Kingma, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren