Australia will come to Bangladesh to play a two-match Test series in October, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) revealed.
The mighty Aussies will reach Dhaka on 28 September and after a week of training, they will play a three-day warm up game against the BCB's XI at Fatullah from 3-5 October 2015.
After the warm-up game, Bangladesh will host Australia in the first Test match at Chittagong from 9-13 October. This will be followed by the second Test, which will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla International Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka from 17-21 October.
This will be the second Test series between the two teams in Bangladesh. The last time when Australia came to play in Bangladesh was in 2006 when they had whitewashed the Bangla Tigers 2-0.
Australia will also be the fourth team, which will be visiting Bangladesh after Pakistan, India and South Africa this year. Australia are currently busy battling out with England for the Ashes series in the United Kingdom.
On the other hand, Bangladesh have recently drawn a Test series against the top Test team in the world, South Africa. Previously, when Pakistan had come to play in the month of May, the Tigers handed them a whitewash in the ODI series (3-0) and later lost the Test series by 1-0. When India visited to play a one-off Test match and three ODIs, they ended the one-off Test in a draw and later went on to defeat the former World Champions 2-1 in the ODI series. Bangladesh also defeated South Africa 2-1 in the ODI series recently and they are in red-hot form.
But the Test series against Australia will not be easy and will be a real test of character for the young players in the Bangladesh side along with the veterans. ODIs are definitely a different ball game unlike the Test matches. However, Bangladesh have recently shown the intensity of playing the longer format of the game and they want to announce it to the world that from now onwards, they cannot be termed as minnows.