Talks are underway that the Australian men’s team will possibly travel to Bangladesh for a T20I series this year as part of their preparation for the forthcoming Twenty20 World Cup set for being hosted in India during the October and November window.
The Australian team was scheduled to tour Bangladesh last year for a Test series that would form apart of the ICC World Test Championship. However, the coronavirus pandemic led to a considerable change of plans and the team stuck with playing only the home series against India.
According to a report by ESPNcricinfo, the team is planning to tour Bangladesh sometime before the Men’s T20 World Cup in India. The tour will be the first one for them in three years as the Kangaroos last played a series on the Bangladesh soil in 2017.
The ESPNcricinfo report further stated that as per the Future Tours Program, Bangladesh would be playing host to a white-ball series against England, which has been planned to happen before the India T20 World Cup. With Australia now planning a T20I series in the subcontinent, it could lead to a triangular series in Bangladesh.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 was initially supposed to be ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 and was going to be hosted by Australia from 18 October to 15 November 2020. But the pandemic hit year moved the competition to India in 2021.