Schedule for Tigers' first-ever bilateral T20I series against Australia confirmed
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today confirmed through a press release the itinerary for their first-ever bilateral T20I series against Australia next month.
The five-match series is set to begin on August 3 with all the matches taking place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
The 20-member Australia squad, which lost a T20 series to the West Indies 4-1 and are currently playing three-match ODI series against the West Indies, will fly from Barbados to Dhaka next week and are expected to arrive in Dhaka on July 29.
Following a three-day room quarantine, the Aaron Finch-led side will play five matches in seven days.
"The BCB and Cricket Australia have worked tirelessly together for confirming the itinerary. Naturally this was a challenge due to the Covid-19 pandemic as ensuring health safety and security is a priority prerequisite for holding any cricket series in these times. I am pleased to say that a comprehensive bio-security plan is in place and will be implemented during the tour for the protection of players and staff of the two teams and the match officials.
"We are really looking forward to an exciting and enjoyable contest between Bangladesh and Australia as both teams play an attacking brand of cricket and have players suited to this format," BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury was quoted as saying in the BCB-issued press release.
All the matches will be Day/Night events but the start times for the fixtures have yet not been confirmed by the BCB.
The four previous T20 meetings between the two sides have all come at T20 World Cups, all won by Australia.
|Tue, 03 August 2021||1st T20 (D/N)||SBNCS||To be confirmed|
|Wed, 04 August 2021||2nd T20 (D/N)||SBNCS||To be confirmed|
|Fri, 06 August 2021||3rd T20 (D/N)||SBNCS||To be confirmed|
|Sat, 07 August 2021||4th T20 (D/N)||SBNCS||To be confirmed|
|Mon, 09 August 2021||5th T20 (D/N)||SBNCS||To be confirmed|