BAN vs AUS: Australia to tour Bangladesh for 5-match T20I series in August, says report- Cricket Australia will be touring Bangladesh for a 5-match T20I series. The Cricket Board has added a couple of T20I in the original schedule of 3 T20Is BAN vs AUS series scheduled for August. The development was confirmed by BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan.
Besides this, BCB has dropped a Test and replace it with an additional T20I on their tour of Zimbabwe which will take place next month. They will now play one-off Test, 3 ODI and 3 T20Is in their tour of Zimbabwe. Bangladesh are also set to host New Zealand and England between August and October later this year.
“As you may have known, Australia have agreed to increase their T20I series from three to five matches. It will be held over eight or nine days. We are trying to be well prepared for the World Cup T20.,” Khan told ESPNCricinfo.
“There were also two Tests against Zimbabwe, so we reduced it and added a T20I in its place. I am however not aware about how long the quarantine (in Zimbabwe) is going to be, but it won’t be too tough,” he added.
Khan further said that there is no room to add any more international fixtures in place of the Asia Cup 2021 that has been postponed to 2023.
The next assignment for Bangladesh players will the Dhaka Premier League that kicks off on May 31.
“We have a pretty packed scheduled. We will have club cricket after this (Sri Lanka) series. We will go to Zimbabwe, and afterwards, we have Australia and New Zealand coming up. We also have to keep the cricketers’ bio-bubble and quarantine in mind. It is not always good to play a lot of cricket, so we have to think about our schedule after this series,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Akram Khan as saying.
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