Australia’s men’s team has left their home soil preparing for a long tour of West Indies and Bangladesh. As, they are on the verge of finishing the West Indies tour in a few days, BCB has announced the full schedule of the T20I series. The Australia’s tour of Bangladesh will start from 3rd August and will end on 9th August. Both the teams will clash in a 5 T20I matches preparing for the next T20 World Cup.
Cricket.com.au has confirmed that the Australian will travel to Dhaka direct from Barbados. Not to forget, the Australian team is playing an ODI series against the West Indies. Moreover, the team will be eager to do well against the Bangladesh Tigers after losing the T20I series against West Indies (4-1).
However, the given schedule by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for the Australia’s tour of Bangladesh is quite busy. Therefore, both the teams will have to play five T20I matches in 7 days. Considering the Covid-19 guidelines and bio bubble structure, both teams are happy to with the schedule.
Meanwhile the Australian squad will be unchanged from the West Indies tour. However, Bangladesh is yet to confirm their squad for this long-awaited series. In fact, according to both the teams, this series will l play a major role preparing for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
This series was on the cards from the long time. However, the rise of Covid-19 cases and health emergencies has delayed all the proceedings. However, BCB has done well to arrange everything to take proceedings for the Australia’s tour of Bangladesh.
Nick Hockley, the Cricket Australia CEO said, “We would like to thank our friends at the Bangladesh Cricket Board for developing a detailed bio-security plan to keep players, staff and match officials safe.”
This will be first ever T20I bi-lateral series between the teams and Australia’s fourth tour of Bangladesh. However, the Bangladesh Board is yet to confirm the times of the matches. Though they have confirmed that the matches will be played in Day-Night timings. Taking previous timings in note, we can assume it could be 6pm start for the T20 Internatioals.
“We are really looking forward to an exciting and enjoyable contest between Bangladesh and Australia as both teams play an attacking brand of cricket and have players suited to this format’, BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said.
Bangladesh vs Australia 2020 T20I series schedule and fixture
First T20: August 3, start time not confirmed yet
Second T20: August 4, start time not confirmed yet
Third T20: August 6, start time not confirmed yet
Fourth T20: August 7, start time not confirmed yet
Fifth T20: August 9, start time not confirmed yet
Note: All the five matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.