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Bangladesh’s squad for Test series against Australia will be announced on August 19

Only the squad for the first Test will be announced on 19th.

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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim (C) and teammates celebrate their victory. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

It was not long ago when a match between Bangladesh and Australia meant that one team is by far the favourite to win the encounter. But things have changed massively in the last few years. Changed for good for the Tigers, as they are no more a team whom any top team can beat easily. They will show firm resilience and courage now and hence a Test match between Bangladesh and mighty Australia leaves the door of three possibilities equally open.

The Tigers will play a couple of Tests against the baggy greens at their home ground and everyone now knows what Bangladesh is capable of doing on their soil. The first test will be played in the capital city Dhaka from 27th August, while the second encounter will be held at Chittagong from 4th September. Following the recent disputes in the Australian board regarding financial problems, the series was under clouds.

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But after the green signal from Australia, it is all sunshine now as the people of Bangladesh are ready to welcome guests from down under. The Bangladeshi team is now playing a three-day practice match among themselves by diving themselves into two groups. This is done so as to get the perfect combination ahead of the big series. It is learnt that coach along with his staff and the skipper will sit with the national selectors on either 17th or 18th to discuss the squad. The squad will officially be announced on the 19th of this month.

Only first Test’s squad will be announced on 19th

It shall also be mentioned that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to announce the squad for only the first Test and the second Test’s squad will be announced only after the completion of the first match. This is done so as to provide a cushion of liberty to the coaching staff, as they will be able to drop a player who hasn’t performed up to his potential in the first game and give a chance to another talented yet untested cricketer.

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