Australia Test series in Bangladesh confirmed


The Bangladesh Cricket Board have announced the dates for Australia's tour to the Asian country that takes place later this year in October.

The Aussies will play a three-day warm-up match before playing two Tests against the Tigers in Chittagong and Mirpur.

It will be the Australian team's first visit to Bangladesh for a Test series since 2006, a tour that was made famous when former Aussie paceman Jason Gillespie became the first night-watchman to score a double-century in Test cricket.

They last toured the Asian country in 2011 but only played a three-match ODI series.

Australia to Bangladesh tour:

Oct 3-5: Warm-up match v BCB XI, Fatullah (Khan Shaheb Ali Osmani Stadium)

Oct 9-13: First Test v Bangladesh, Chittagong (Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium)

Oct 17-21: Second Test v Bangladesh, Dhaka (Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium)