BCB announces Australia's Bangladesh tour schedule

BCB announces Australia’s Bangladesh tour schedule


The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced the itinerary of the Australian team’s Bangladesh tour.The Aussies will arrive in Dhaka on Sep 28 to play a two-match Test series, a BCB media release said on Sunday.It will be the third Test series between the teams and the first in nine years.Australia, who are ranked second in Test cricket, will play a three-day warm-up match against the BCB XI in Fatullah from Oct 3.The first Test will start in Chittagong on Oct 9, while Dhaka will host the second from Oct 17.Bangladesh and Australia had their last Test series in 2006 in Bangladesh. It was also a two-Test series in which the hosts lost both the matches.The Tigers have risen in ODI ranking but still have much to prove in the most prestigious form of the game.They beat Pakistan, India and South Africa to win three successive ODI series after reaching the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time earlier this year.Bangladesh managed a draw against India in a rain-marred one-off Test.They are also on the verge of drawing a two-Test series against South Africa, the top-ranked Test team, after rain washed away much of the two matches.


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