Bangladesh getting more experienced than Australia!
Following a number of retirement and injury cases, Australia has picked up a rather inexperienced side for their tour of Bangladesh. It is now seen that the aggregate experience of Australia side is lesser than the home side which is rarely occurred for Bangladesh.
Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers, Shane Watson and Brad Haddin have all announced their retirement after the defeat in Ashes against England. Another experienced player in the form of Ryan Harris also called time on his career before the Ashes.
Opening batsman David Warner along with leg spinner Fawad Ahmed were ruled out of the series due to injury problems while fast bowler duo Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood has been rested after a heavy schedule of international cricket.
The 15 men squad contains uncapped Andrew Fekete and Cameron Bancroft who are yet to make their steps for Australia. Although Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has not made any announcement about the possible squad yet but it is most likely that there will be an unchanged team that played against South Africa in the previous month.
If that will happen, Bangladesh side is at least in ahead of Australia in terms of experience. Whatever the case may be, Australia is undoubtedly the number one team in the world and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim remind that without hesitation, “We can’t forget, this is Australia” – he said.
However the skipper has expressed his high hopes to defeat the world champions in the two match Test series and emphasized upon maintaining the consistency that has been running in Bangladesh cricket since November, 2014.