Steven Smith expecting tough series against Bangladesh

Australian cricket captain Steve Smith speaks during a news conference in Dhaka Bangladesh Saturday Aug. 19 2017. Australia is scheduled to play

Coverage will begin at 2pm each day, with the First Test starting on August 27 and the second on September 4.

"He's done incredibly well in Australia over the last couple of years and it would be good for him to [play] some cricket".

Steve Smith led Aussies landed in Dhaka to play the two test series matches in Bangladesh that are about to be started on August 27th.

Australia visited Bangladesh for a limited-overs series in 2011, but has not returned to take on the Tigers on their home turf in any cricket format in the last six years.

"He's chomping at the bit to get out there and I daresay he'll get his opportunity".

While they have defeated the likes of South Africa, India, and Pakistan in ODI series' their biggest achievement arguably has bee the 1-1 Test series draw against England in 2016 which highlighted their credentials as a major cricket power.

"We don't have the experience in the subcontinent as much as the other players", he said.

"It's four years until we next go to India which is always a tough tour for us and one that I particularly as captain want to win (at some stage) throughout my tenure".

Smith said he was unsure whether Glenn Maxwell would retain the No. 6 spot in the order, with fellow allrounder Hilton Cartwright being considered for a call-up as the Australian squad braces for wet weather in Dhaka.

"We have been hunted for a while and now it is time for us to become the hunters and get back to where we belong", the Daily Telegraph quoted Lehmann as writing.

As per the Future Tours Programme (FTP), Australia were scheduled to play two Tests and a tour match in Dhaka and Chittagong in October 2015, but the tour was postponed over security concerns.

The tour to Bangladesh was again threatened, but this time by Australia's bruising and protracted pay dispute. "It's a shame we're not playing but we've got great facilities here".

The row was finally resolved earlier this month with players and management agreeing on a new "in-principle" revenue-sharing deal.

Australia were eager for their first Test in Bangladesh in a decade, even as rain and a flood-like situation around Fatullah threatened to wash their warm-up game out, according to Peter Handscomb. Bangladesh have played some brilliant cricket here.

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has revealed that he sometimes finds it frustrating to remain on the sidelines.



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