The Bangladesh Cricket Board of Operations Chairman Akram Khan confirmed that Australia will tour Bangladesh for a five-match T20 International series after the West Indies tour. This comes as a big relief for the fans as the number of Covid-19 cases has been surging in Bangladesh and there were a lot of doubts over the series going ahead.
The security arrangements and the bio bubble facilities have been really good in Bangladesh and it has urged them to fly to the country through a charted flight from the Caribbean. The last time these two teams met was in the 2019 Worldcup in which the men in yellow cruised to victory by 48 runs in the league phase.
Australia Insists On Playing In One Venue
Although Australia has been satisfied with Bangladesh’s security arrangements, they are still worried about the Covid-19 factor and have insisted on playing in one venue instead of the earlier plan of two venues so that their travel gets minimized. Also, they are reluctant to go through the immigration process in the airport and have requested to move to the hotel straight away from the hotel to be on the safer side with the virus infections.
Australia is set to arrive in Bangladesh on July 29 and they will be undergoing a three-day quarantine at Dhaka. The tour is set to start on August 2 and end on August 8 as per the earlier schedule and the practise sessions for both teams are set to take place in Sher-E- Bangladesh stadium only.
“Yes, the tour is confirmed and they (Australia) are coming to play the five-match T20I series,” Akram said as Cricbuzz reported.
Australia Desperate For Better Performances
The Australian team is coming off a 1-4 defeat in the five-match T20 international series against West Indies and it wasn’t the complete performance in the one game they managed to win too. They have gone with a lot of inexperienced players as the regulars have opted out of the tours and this might not be good signs for the team moving forward ahead of the T20 Worldcup.
Australia have started well in the ODI series against West Indies by winning their first game and they will be looking to continue the momentum.