The Australians are all set to be on tour in Bangladesh in June 2020 to play a two-match test series against the hosts. The test series is going to be a part of the inaugural 2019-2020 World Test Championship. In September 2019, the Bangladesh Cricket Board and Cricket Australia confirmed the commencement of the series. It was earlier decided that a three-match T20 series will also take place in the October of 2020 and the test series was going to be played in February 2020 but due to congestion in fixtures, the T20 series will now be played ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup that is set to take place in Australia.
The dates and venues of the two-match test series were confirmed by both cricket boards in March of 2020. The first test match will be played at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium at Chittagong whereas the 2nd test will be played in the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Dhaka. The Bangladeshis are on red-hot form after whitewashing Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series and a two-match T20 series during Zimbabwe’s tour of Bangladesh. They won all the 5 matches over the course of both the series. Almost every teammate on their squad is performing well consistently even with skipper Shakib Al Hasan out for an unpredicted duration.
Australia was victorious over New Zealand in the first match of the three-match ODI series by a comfortable 71 runs. Their batting lineup is on a decent run of form. Trio David Warner, Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne managed to complete their half-centuries against the Kiwis. Australian bowler Mitchell Marsh has seen a good run of form as he bagged 3 wickets and conceded only 25 runs in his 8 over spell. Out of the 8 test matches played, Australia has won 4 times against the Bangladeshis and the remaining matches were drawn.