Bangladesh v Australia: Tourists face 'challenge' after tour match washed out

Bangladesh v Australia: Tourists face 'challenge' after tour match washed out

In 2011, Aussies also toured Bangladesh.

"We're through the challenging time of the MOU, we've moved on from that now", Smith said.

"There will be plenty of interest around these two Tests and it's fantastic we have reached an agreement so Foxtel subscribers can watch live on Fox Sports".

"The way he speaks and the way he wants us to play is pretty special". The axing came after a disappointing two tests in Sri Lanka a year ago during which he was also dropped for the final match after scores of 26, 18, 11 and 0. "Sometimes, shorter the match, the more exciting Test match it is in a way", he said.

Smith said he was unsure whether Glenn Maxwell would retain the No. 6 spot in the order, with fellow allrounder Hilton Cartwright being considered for a call-up as the Australian squad braces for wet weather in Dhaka.

With that confidence-building win over Sri Lanka propelling Bangladesh into the long-awaited Test series, Australia Captain Steve Smith - despite the fact that the Tigers still rank a a lowly ninth on the ICC world Test table - says that he takes nothing for granted as his team enters the two-match series.

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"It probably dragged on for a little bit longer than we would've liked but it was great to get a deal done and enable us to tour Bangladesh."

"We're ready to go, it's just now a case of fine-tuning our skills in the nets available". "We are confident everything will go according to our plan", he said. The first Test against Bangladesh begins on August 27 in Mirpur.

Agar impressed Australian selectors with his form in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition this season, earning him a recall ahead of left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe.

Australia has won all four Tests they have played against Bangladesh, but the teams haven't met in the five-day format since 2006. Uncapped leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson is another option.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board had gone all out in search of a spin consultant for the series, including the possibility of having Stuart MacGill in their coaching setup.

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