Bangladesh-Australia 1st T20 match this evening



Sports Desk
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The first T20I match between Bangladesh and Australia will be held at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Bangladesh will play five T20I in the series against Aussies.  

The series could not be much more condensed - five matches played across seven days with two sets of back-to-back matches - but it has taken considerable work and negotiation to get this tour on the road.

It will be the first time Bangladesh and Australia have met in bilateral T20Is - their previous four matches have all come in the T20 World Cup.

In Finch's absence Australia will be led by Matthew Wade. The bowling attack remains potent, but with five matches very quickly, it remains to be seen how many of them - including the likes of Mitchell Starc - play.

There is disgruntlement in the Bangladesh camp that they won't be able to call on the experience of Mushfiqur Rahim after he was unable to comply with the strict ten-day bubble requirements agreed by the boards to allow this series to go ahead.

Shakib Al Hasan will be in front and centre for them and they will also lean on the experience of Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah with the bat and hope to have Mustafizur Rahman back from injury during the series.