PV Sports Desk : Australia may still be undecided on touring Bangladesh, but the Tigers’ coach Chandika Hathurusingha has already set his sights on a clean sweep of the two-Test series.
His apprentices have surged in the ODI rankings with some memorable performances home and abroad, but they are yet to come of age in the illustrious form of the game.
Australia players are currently in a pay dispute with Cricket Australia but local media reports say they are on the verge of agreeing on a new pay deal.
The resolution is likely to be followed by the finalisation of the fixtures for their trip to Bangladesh. However, the matches are roughly slated to be held immediately before and after the Eid-ul-Azha.
Awarded Test status in 2000, Bangladesh still languish on ninth in the ICC Test ranking. However, there have been signs of improvement.
Bangladesh beat England convincingly in their backyard last year. Their New Zealand series and the following one-off Test in India did not go too well, but they made their 100th Test memorable with a victory in Sri Lanka.