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Australia tour of Bangladesh, full schedule revealed

Australia is scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh on August 18 and they have already named a 14-member squad.

Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh v New Zealand
The Bangladesh Test team will want to make a mark in the home series against the visiting Australian team. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Following the culmination of the pay dispute between the Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricket Association (ACA), the Australian cricket team is set to tour Bangladesh for a bilateral series after six years. It will be eleven years later since the sides have faced each other in Tests. Australia last toured Bangladesh for a series in 2011 after World Cup when they played three ODIs. The Australian side again visited Bangladesh in 2014 for World T20.

The Ricky Ponting-led Australian team in 2006 was the last squad to tour the Asian country for a Test series. Australia went on to register a dominating 2-0 victory in the 2-match series. The team from Down Under was also supposed to tour Bangladesh for a Test series in October 2015. However, CA withdrew from the tour due to security concerns.

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The Australia U19 team as well didn’t take part in U19 World Cup which took place next year, January-February 2016 owing to the same reasons. The series was eventually pushed back to 2017. However, owing to the recently-resolved pay dispute between the two governing bodies in Australian cricket the tour has been given a green signal.

Australia is scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh on August 18 and they have already named a 14-member squad.

Bangladesh vs Australia 2017 full schedule

August 18: Australia arrive in Dhaka

August 19-21: Practice at National Cricket Academy Ground, Mirpur

August 22-23: Two-day warm-up game at BKSP

August 24-26: Practice at National Cricket Academy Ground, Mirpur (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

August 27-August 31: First Test at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur (10:00 am to 5:00 pm)

September 1: Teams travel to Chittagong in afternoon

September 2-3: Practice at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

September 4-8: Second Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

September 9: Teams return to Dhaka and Australia leave Bangladesh

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