Nasir looking forward to Zimbabwe series

Bangladesh allrounder Nasir Hossain says they are sad that they will not be playing Australia in a Test series this month but is looking forward to the limited-overs contest against Zimbabwe.

The Aussies were supposed to play two Tests in the Asian country in November but scrapped the tour due to security fears.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board then arranged three ODIs and two T20s at home against the African side to fill the void left by the Australia fixtures.

Nasir said: "We are sad not to be able to play against Australia. We would have been happier to face them on time and have learnt a lot. But nothing can be done now.

"For a performer, there are no such things as small series or big series. We are practicing hard and hoping to do well."

Bangladesh's first ODI against Zimbabwe takes place in Mirpur on 7 November.