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Bangladesh to kickstart T20 WC preparations with Australia series

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 Published: 09:41 PM, 26 April 2021  

Bangladesh to kickstart T20 WC preparations with Australia series

Bangladesh to kickstart T20 WC preparations with Australia series

Bangladesh Cricket Board has confirmed that they're in the process of rescheduling the upcoming home series against Australia and New Zealand, scheduled to be held as part of preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup, due to be hosted by India, in October-November, 2021.

According to the original schedule, New Zealand were initially scheduled to tour Bangladesh for a three-match T20I series and followed by Australia. However, in a change of plans, the Australians are set to arrive first, upon the conclusion of their tour of West Indies, in early August, with New Zealand squad expected to come next.

Akram Khan, former captain and chairman BCB's cricket operations, confirmed the development and also that they were looking at the possibility of adding a couple of more T20Is to the already planned three-match 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 had earlier postponed their two-match Test series against Bangladesh respectively, which were a part of the ICC World Test Championship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The changes in the scheduling also rules out the distinct possibility of a T20 tri-nation series, featuring the hosts, Australia and England.

In what will be a massive white-ball home season for the hosts, England will follow Australia and New Zealand for a series consisting of three One-Day Internationals and three T20Is. Bangladesh are also scheduled to tour Zimbabwe in June for a full series consisting of two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is.

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