Australia and Bangladesh will play a 5-match T20I series to prepare for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. Bangladesh are a part of the qualifying stage of the tournament, whereas the Aussies have earned a direct entry into the Super 12 stage.
Australia recently lost a 5-match T20I series against the West Indies. The Aussies will be keen to get some momentum on their side ahead of the global event in the Middle East. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh cricket team will try to up its confidence by recording wins against Australia.
The visitors are not at full strength, which is why the home team can take advantage of the conditions in Dhaka and stun them in the 5-match T20I series.
Bangladesh and Australia have never played a bilateral T20I series before. Both teams have crossed paths four times in the shortest format of the game. All of their meetings happened at the ICC T20 World Cup events, with the Aussies emerging victorious on all four occasions.
Australia and Bangladesh’s last T20I match happened during the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 in Bengaluru. The Aussies beat their Asian opponents by three wickets in that close contest.
Australia’s brief tour of Bangladesh comprises only five T20I matches. This series will begin on August 3 and end on August 9. The T20I matches are scheduled to happen on August 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9.
Keeping the COVID-19 travel restrictions in mind, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has allotted all matches of the Bangladesh vs Australia T20I series to the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
All five T20I matches will be hosted by this venue behind closed doors.
There will be no live telecast of the Bangladesh vs Australia T20I series in India. Fans can live stream all five games on the FanCode website or mobile application.