Australia confirm two-Test tour of Bangladesh in June
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the itinerary of the home Test series against Australia scheduled to take place in June.
The opening Test of the two-match series will be preceded by a four-day practice game with the date and venue of the warm-up match yet to be finalized.
The first Test between the two sides will be held at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong from June 11-15.
The second game is set to be hosted by Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium from June 19-23.
The series forms a part of the World Test Championship where Bangladesh are placed last on the nine-team table while Tim Paine's Australia just trail top-ranked India on the second spot.
The forthcoming series will be Australia's third Test assignment in the country and their second in three years. Bangladesh recorded a historic win over Australia in the first Test during the previous series in 2017 as the final scoreline read 1-1.
Prior to the Tests, Bangladesh will be travelling to the United Kingdom for multiple limited-overs fixtures against Ireland.
The three ODIs between Ireland and Bangladesh are confirmed to be staged in Belfast whereas the four T20Is will be conducted in England across three venues.
4-day warm-up match – Date and venue to be decided
June 11-15 – First Test, Chattogram
June 19-23 – Second Test, Dhaka