Australia to play five T20Is for Bangladesh series
Australia is expected to play five T20Is in their forthcoming tour of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said that two additional T20Is for the series between Australia and Bangladesh.
According to the original schedule, New Zealand were finalized to tour Bangladesh for three-match T20I series. Due to change in the schedules due to Covid-19 second wave, Australia will first travel to West Indies to play five T20Is and three ODIs. The Australia will first play Bangladesh and then New Zealand is expected to tour the country.
Bangladesh Cricket Board Chairman, Akram Khan said that Australia have formally agreed to play five-match T20I series. The T20I series will be played over nine days. The series has been planned so that Bangladesh can plan adequately for upcoming T20 World Cup to be played later this year.
After the culmination of the T20I series between Australia and Bangladesh, New Zealand will arrive in the county to play five-match T20I series against Bangladesh.
Bangladesh have busy schedule leading up to the 2021 T20 World Cup. The Bangla Tigers are expected to host England for three ODIs and three T20Is in September. The schedule for the tour has yet to be finalized by both cricketing boards.
Akram Khan said that after the cancellation of Asia Cup, Bangladesh Cricket Board decided not to schedule a series in June and July. Bangladesh Cricket Board opted to stage Dhaka Premier League during that period.
He further stated that Bangladesh have a grueling schedule this season. The side will host top-teams like England, Australia and New Zealand for T20I and ODI series. The side is currently touring Zimbabwe to play one-off Test, three ODIs and three T20Is.
Mahmudullah-led unit is expected to play almost 16 T20I matches leading up to the 2021 T20 World Cup that will be played in the United Arab Emirates in October.