The Bangladesh Cricket Board has announced that they are planning to reschedule their upcoming home series against Australia and New Zealand which will be held as part of their preparations for the T20 World Cup.
Initially, New Zealand were scheduled to tour Bangladesh for a three-match T20I series followed by Australia but now, the Australians are expected to come first, post their West Indies tour in early August while New Zealand will arrive next.
The development was confirmed by Akram Khan, former captain and Chairman of BCB’s cricket operations to Cricbuzz. He further revealed that the BCB is also planning to add a couple of more T20Is to the three-match T20I series against Australia.
“Australia will come to Bangladesh after playing with West Indies in late July or early August while New Zealand will follow them later,” he said.
Australia and New Zealand were set to tour Bangladesh for a Test series as part of the ICC World Test Championship. However, the tours were postponed due to the pandemic.
It’s all set up for a packed home season for Bangladesh. Post the Australia and New Zealand series, Bangladesh will host England for three ODIs and as many T20Is. They are also scheduled to tour Zimbabwe in June for a full series consisting of three Tests and three T20Is.
Bangladesh are currently playing a two match Test series in Sri Lanka. The first Test of the series ended in a tame draw after batsmen from both teams made merry on a placid surface. The second Test will be played from April 29 in Pallekele
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