The match is part of Bangladesh’s warm up programme for their Tri Nations Series against Ireland and New Zealand and the ICC Champions Trophy which starts in June.
Arundel has traditionally been the cricket ground where touring teams play their opening fixture in this country and Chris holds the record for the highest individual score in a One Day game at the ground. He struck 163 for Sussex against Middlesex in 1999 and he is looking forward to getting back out in the middle on Monday.
“It is a huge honour to captain the Duke of Norfolk XI against Bangladesh and I am really looking forward to the game,” Chris said this week. “I was very honoured when I got the call from John Barclay asking me if I would like to captain the Duke of Norfolk XI and Arundel is a ground that is very close to my heart. I remember having some great wins there when I was captaining Sussex including a very special victory against Hampshire and my old foe Shane Warne.”
Chris knows the game will be tough for his Duke of Norfolk XI against the full Bangladesh One Day International side but he says they will enjoy the occasion and the challenge of playing one of the best teams in the World.” Bangladesh are an exceptional side and they will be using the game as preparation for the ICC Champions Trophy which is just around the corner. I’m looking forward to it and we will go out there on Monday and give it a go and really enjoy what promises to be a wonderful occasion.”
The Duke of Norfolk XI v Bangladesh at Arundel Castle Cricket Club starts at 11am on Monday 1st May.
Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for under 16’s and gates open at 09.30 am.