Cricket Australia confirms pre-Bangladesh tour camp : Cricket, News

Highlights

  • The first Test is scheduled to be held on August 27

  • The Australia squad comprises 13 members

  • The Australia group is expected to fly for Dhaka on August 18

Cricket Australia on Saturday verified that the national cricket team will experience a week-long camp in Darwin before proceeding to Bangladesh for a two Test series in August.

The cricket board official website reported that the group will set out to some seven-day training camp in August 10. The camp also has an intra-squad match in the Marrara Cricket Ground on August 14.

The Australia squad comprises 13 members. The selectors are likely to bring a quick bowler to the Test team following the finish of the Australia A tour of South Africa.

Hilton Cartwright along with Ashton Agar, who are members of the Australia A one-day squad have already been included in the Test squad.

The Australia group is expected to fly for Dhaka on August 18, along with the first Test is scheduled to be held on August 27.

Cricket Australia’s team operation director Pat Howard stated: “We are tremendously thankful to the support obtained by the Northern Territory Government and NT Cricket for helping in easing this camp before our Evaluation tour of Bangladesh.”

“Darwin will offer the ideal acclimatisation before the tour and also the facilities in Marrara Cricket Ground are exceptional.

“We are working closely together with NT Cricket to replicate conditions in Bangladesh, as we did in Dubai for its Indian Evaluation tour before this season, so the squad gets the very best preparation possible before departing from Darwin directly to Bangladesh.”

The choice relies on the exceptional training opportunities that Darwin will provide and you will find many different pitch options to select from and also opposition for competitive matches.

NT Cricket CEO Troy Watson stated. “We could provide a valuable prep environment and mimic similar conditions to those the team will face during their tour of Bangladesh in late August, which is of fantastic benefit to everybody.”

Australia’s tour begins with a two-day warm-up game at Fatullah floor. That is Australia’s second Test tour of Bangladesh – they played at Bangladesh back in April 2006, Australia won the two-Test-series 2-0.