Australia will be touring Bangladesh for a bilateral series after six years. It will be eleven years later since the sides have faced each other in Tests. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশ-অস্ট্রেলিয়া পূর্ণাঙ্গ সফর সূচি-২০১৭]
Australia last toured Bangladesh for a series in 2011 after World Cup. They played a three-match ODI series. The Australian side came in Bangladesh in 2014 for World T20.
Australia last toured Bangladesh for a Test series in 2006. Ricky Ponting’s side won the two-match series 2-0. The Fatullah Test still remains one of the iconic Tests played on Bangladesh soil.
Australia were supposed to tour Bangladesh for a Test series in October 2015. But Cricket Australia withdrew from the tour due to security concerns. Australia U-19 team didn’t take part in U-19 World Cup as well in January-February 2016.
The series was pushed back to 2017. However, there were still some uncertainties regarding the series as CA and ACA (Australian Cricketers’ Association) were heated up in pay dispute. The fight ended this month which also confirmed that Australia will be touring Bangladesh.
Australia will arrive in Bangladesh on August 18. A 14-member squad has been named as well.
Bangladesh vs Australia 2017 full schedule:
August 18: Australia arrive in Dhaka
August 19-21: Practice at National Cricket Academy Ground, Mirpur
August 22-23: Two-day warm-up game at BKSP
August 24-26: Practice at National Cricket Academy Ground, Mirpur (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)
August 27-August 31: First Test at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)
September 1: Teams travel to Chittagong in afternoon
September 2-3: Practice at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
September 4-8: Second Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
September 9: Teams return to Dhaka and Australia leave Bangladesh
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com