The Australian team has now confirmed to play two-game Test series in Bangladesh in June-July 2020. The test matches will be a part of World Test Championship. The two-match Test Series was postponed for undisclosed reasons. The last time that Australia toured to Bangladesh was in August-September 2017 where the hosts lost the first match by 20 runs but won the second game in Chattogram by seven wickets. The series ended with 1-1. Bangladesh also confirmed the teams will play in 2021 in the lead-in to the T20 World Cup in India. Australia's Test, T20 Tours of Bangladesh Postponed.
“We were supposed to host two Tests in February, but now the Test series will be played in June-July 2020,” Akram Khan, Bangladesh’s cricket operation chief, was quoted as saying by the local media. He also spoke about the T20Is and said, “Initially, we were expecting to host Australia for a two-match Twenty20 International series in October, but now they have agreed to play three T20 internationals and it will be played ahead of the World T20 in India, though we are yet to finalise the date.”
Peter Roach the head coach of cricket operations in Cricket Australia also sounded quite excited with the tour in Bangladesh and said that it should be a terrific series and beneficial for both countries. "We are delighted to be touring Bangladesh in June 2020. The two boards felt this was a more beneficial timing for the two-match Test series than the original date. It should be a terrific series,” he said.
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