The team from Down Under will make a rare trip to Dhaka for a five-match T20I series, acting as a catalyst to plug holes and firm up places ahead of the next major ICC event.
It will also be the first time that Australia play Bangladesh in T20Is outside the T20 World Cup. The two countries have faced each other in only four previous T20Is, with the Aussies winning each quite comfortably.
Live Streaming and Where To Watch BAN vs AUS T20I series
Fancode app will provide the live streaming of Australia’s T20I tour of Bangladesh in India.
Australia lose captain Finch to knee injury, Bangladesh also weakened by multiple absentees
Both Australia and Bangladesh will enter the forthcoming T20I series with multiple injury concerns. While the tourists will be without their regular limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch after an aggravated knee injury in West Indies, the hosts are also weakened by the absence of their injured veteran Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim due to personal reasons.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das is also unavailable for the series, while prominent all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, unorthodox left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman and in-form left-hander Soumya Sarkar are battling respective niggles.
In absence of Finch, Australia will head into the series with a stand-in T20I captain. Vice-captain Matthew Wade is expected to take over the side, which otherwise retains the same outlook to the one picked for the five-match series in the Caribbean.
Complete BAN vs AUS T20I series Squads
Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan (wk), Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Afif Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan.
Australia: Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade (vc), Adam Zampa. Travelling reserves: Nathan Ellis, Tanveer Sangha.
Dates and Venues for BAN vs AUS T20I series
1st T20I, August 3 – Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka IST 5:30 PM
2nd T20I, August 4 – Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka IST 5:30 PM
3rd T20I, August 6 – Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka IST 5:30 PM
4th T20I, August 7 – Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka IST 5:30 PM
5th T20I, August 9 – Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka IST 5:30 PM