Inquisitr – The Bangladesh National Test Cricket team returns to action this week for the fist time since the Tigers’ historic March 19 defeat of Sri Lanka in the 100th Test played by Bangladesh since the country was granted Test status in 2000.

Summary

  • The Bangladesh National Test Cricket team returns to action this week for the fist time since the Tigers’ historic March 19 defeat of Sri Lanka in the 100th Test played by Bangladesh since the country was granted Test status in 2000.
  • But this time, the opponent is the world’s third-ranked Test side and perennial cricket powerhouse Australia, who will be playing Test matches in Bangladesh for only the second time ever — and the first time since 2006.
  • But coming off their ninth win when they defeated Sri Lanka in March by four wickets, a contest that was also their first away victory against a major Test nation, the Tigers hope to solidify their place among the elite Test teams by taking least one of their two matches against Australia — and on Sunday they released the final makeup of their 14-man squad.
  • With that confidence-building win over Sri Lanka propelling Bangladesh into the long-awaited Test series, Australia Captain Steve Smith — despite the fact that the Tigers still rank a a lowly ninth on the ICC world Test table — says that he takes nothing for granted as his team enters the two-match series.
  • The first Bangladesh vs.


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