BAN vs AUS | Series Preview
Bangladesh will host Australia for a five-match T20I series in the first week of August. The bilateral series will be the first of its kind between these two countries. Both the teams have faced each other four times in T20Is across four editions of the T20 World Cups since 2007. With such a minimal history in the shortest format of the game, fans will be waiting in anticipation to see Bangladesh vs Australia 2021 T20I series go live from August 3.
The tourists have landed in Bangladesh as they continue to miss the services of their key players including the likes of Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, David Warner. Aaron Finch, who was ruled out of the ODIs against West Indies, is also unavailable due to his knee injury. While Australia are yet to announce their skipper, Matthew Wade could be handed the captaincy duties for the upcoming five T20Is against Bangladesh.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) July 29, 2021
The host nation too will be beginning the series in the absence of some of its key players. Tamim Iqbal, who is suffering from a knee injury, is out of action for at least two months. Even wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, who skipped the quarantine deadline, will be forced to give the T20Is against Australia a miss. Liton Das is also unavailable due to personal reasons. Shakib Al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar are also suffering from Injuries. Hence, Bangladesh will try to compete with this Australian side and win the series at home.
Here’s a look at the Australia Tour of Bangladesh 2021 in detail:
Australia tour of Bangladesh 2021 Full Schedule & Match Timings:
BAN vs AUS 2021 T20I series schedule
Australia’s tour of Bangladesh 2021 kickstarts with the first of the five T20Is on August 3. With a constrained schedule, the series will be wrapped up within six days as the fifth and the last T20I will be played on August 9. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all the five T20I matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The entire series will be played in a biosecure bubble.
Australia Tour of Bangladesh 2021.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) July 29, 2021
BAN vs AUS Head to Head Records | H2H Stats
Head to Head in T20Is
Bangladesh won: 00
Australia won: 04
In Head to Head T20I Records, Australia have won all four matches against Bangladesh. While this is the first time when these two teams are locking horns in a bilateral T20I series, the home team will aim to better their record against Australia. On the other hand, the tourists will have a real opportunity to find some momentum ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE.
Bangladesh vs Australia 2021 Live Telecast & Streaming Details
The official broadcaster for the Bangladesh vs Australia T20I series 2021 – Ban Tech, will live telecast the entire series in the host country. In India, Fan Code will be digitally live streaming all five BAN vs AUS T20Is. FanCode has acquired the official rights to broadcast the live T20I action. The platform also provides ball-by-ball live commentary, quick access to match scorecards, and other related stuff.
The following platforms will live telecast the Australia Tour of Bangladesh 2021 series in the respective countries:
India: Fan Code
Bangladesh: Ban Tech, Rabbitholebd Sports
England: Sky Sports
Australia: No broadcast
Canada: Willow TV
Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports
Sri Lanka: Channel Eye, Dialog TV
South Africa: SuperSport
USA: Willow TV
BAN vs AUS Squads – T20Is
Bangladesh had to make plenty of changes in the squad due to some injuries. Tamil Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Liton Das aren't available for this series. Mahmdullah will have a huge responsibility as an all-rounder. Nurul Hasan and Mohammad Naim will have to grab their chances in the top order.
In the bowling department, Shoriful Islam and Mustafizur Rahman will be the main wicket-takers in this series. Both the bowlers bowled brilliantly in the last series against Zimbabwe. Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain will be the backup options.
Bangladesh squad: Mahmudullah (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman (fitness permitting), Afif Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan.
Australia also have an injury concern as skipper Aaron Finch has been ruled out from this series. Josh Phillipe will open with Mathew Wade in these five T20Is against Bangladesh. The remaining squad has been retained from the recently concluded white-ball tour of West Indies.
Australia squad for T20Is: Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Dan Christian, Riley Meredith, Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff.