BAN vs AUS: Bangladesh, Australia teams to start their practice sessions today ahead of T20I series: Bangladesh and Australia both arrived in Dhaka on Thursday after completing their respective away series and entered the bio-secure bubble. After undergoing mandatory 3-day quarantine at a hotel in Dhaka, players of both the teams will resume their practice sessions starting from today. The two contingents will commence their practice drills at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium and the National Cricket Academy in Mirpur today. This means that before the opening- first T20I clash on August 3 (Tuesday), Bangladesh and Australia, the two teams will get just two training sessions- today (Sunday) and tomorrow (Monday).
As per ‘The Daily Janakantha’ reports, as the teams will kick off with their first training sessions, the Bangladesh team will practice at the main ground of Sher-e-Bangla and indoor-outdoor from 10 am. On the other hand, the visiting team- Australia will practice at the National Academy and the main ground of Sher-e-Bangla from 4 pm.
The reports furthered that prior to hitting the training drills, it is imperative for all the players, coaches and supporting staff of both the teams to submit their negative certificate in the second round of corona test. Everyone gave samples of Corona test for another round on Saturday. The ones who would be tested negative will be given a green signal to enter the field.
BAN vs AUS: A look at schedule and squads
Bangladesh and Australia will lock horns in the 5-match T20I series starting from August 3, Tuesday.
First T20: August 3, 6pm, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Second T20: August 4, 6pm, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Third T20: August 6, 6pm, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Fourth T20: August 7, 6pm, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Fifth T20: August 9, 6pm, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Australia squad: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade (vc), Adam Zampa.
Travelling reserves: Nathan Ellils, Tanveer Sangha.
Bangladesh squad: Mahmudullah (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman (fitness permitting), Afif Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan.