Bangladesh Cricket Board to host five T20Is against Australia in Dhaka



Bangladesh Cricket Board will host their five T20Is against Australia in Dhaka in the next round. The Australians will be touring Bangladesh to play their first ever bilateral T20I series. The decision was accepted by the BCB after Cricket Australia said it would not want a second venue due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

So, all matches will now be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, which was previously supposed to be played in Chattogram, according to bdcrictime.com.

Cricket Australia further requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board not to allow any foreigners inside the team hotel for the duration of their stay, except for hotel managers and staff.

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Australia to play all five T20Is against Bangladesh in Dhaka

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BCB chairman of operations Akram Khan has revealed they will play one less test match against Zimbabwe to host the Australian series. Bangladesh will instead play an additional T20I match against the African nation to compensate.

“As you may know Australia have agreed to increase their T20I streak from three to five matches. It will take place over eight or nine days. We are trying to be well prepared for the T20 World Cup,” Akram Khan told ESPNCricinfo.

Australia on June 16 (Wednesday) confirmed an 18-man squad for the White Ball tours in the Caribbean and Bangladesh, which will serve as crucial preparation for Australia’s T20 squad ahead of the T20 World Cup in October. and November.

Australia set to tour Bangladesh for 5 T20I matches in August 2021
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Several A-listers have withdrawn from the Australian team’s upcoming Bangladesh and West Indies tour. The list includes names like Steve Smith, David Warner, Pat Cummins, among others.

Jason Behrendorff, Moises Henriques and Riley Meredith have all agreed to tour although they are also part of the IPL contingent who recently left hotel quarantine after returning home via the Maldives. The unavailability of top-choice players leaves head coach Justin Langer with a lot of thought, months before the T20 World Cup.

Australia are yet to win a T20 world title and the tour against Bangladesh and the West Indies will be a good set-up for the mega event later this year.

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