T20 World Cup Update: Australia To Play Two More T20Is In Bangladesh To Warm Up For The Tournament
As per the recent report coming in, Australia will be playing another couple of T20Is in Bangladesh before the T20 World Cup. This will be the first-ever T20I bilateral series between the two nations. They will now be playing five games in the series, instead of the three that they had initially agreed. This will be just to add more practice matches for both teams prior to the upcoming tournament.
It will be only the fourth time ever that such a tour happens, with Australia making the trip to Bangladesh. The previous ones were back in 2005-06, 2011 and 2017. Good to see the development of Bangladeshi cricket, after they recently beat Sri Lanka in the ODI series at home. They have gone from strength to strength in recent times.
What Does This Mean For The T20 World Cup That Will Be Held This Year?
Bangladesh looks like a much better team now and can cause a few upsets. On the other hand, the Aussies will be one of the favourites to win the competition. The two teams will go head-to-head in the five-match series. It will be a tough fight between two sides looking to prove a point.
Though Australia will be the favourites to win this some, they will also want to finalize their team for the tournament that follows. A few rotations could be seen in the squad, though the core should remain the same. To add to that, Bangladesh will be taking no prisoners and will try their best to get something out of this series.
A win for the home side would really shock the cricketing fans across the globe. It would only push the expectations from this team way higher than what it is now. Bangladeshi cricket has been growing over the years in terms of stature and this could be the chance that they need to prove a point at the world stage. The T20 World Cup is set to take place in India as of now. However, if the venue does indeed change, it could impact a lot of things including the selection for the final squads.