Australia is ready to tussle Bangladesh in the two match tour series. As a strategy to nick the game, captain Steven Smith understands spin and swing as the best options to tackle Bangladesh. The Aussie captain thinks, "spin will play a big part throughout this series.” He added, “reverse swings will be key ingredient of the upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh.” Smith estimated Bangladesh as a tough adversary, as the team has slogged teams like Sri Lanka and England. Additionally, the Australian captain highlighted Bangladesh’s toughness especially on the Test format. He said, the team has played some “brilliant cricket” recently and hence, the upcoming series with be ‘challenging’.
Steven Smith said, when Australia play in the Asian sub-continent region the condition always become foreign and the team cannot tackle wickets as they do at home. This might come up as the issue for the top squad as they look forward to struggle matching with the condition at Bangladesh. He pointed out their previous test series against India in similar condition. The captain hopes his team could learn for the Test series with India. He expects “some pretty similar wickets, similar amount of spin.” He said, “hopefully we can learn from what we did there” in India.
Per the Captain, team Australia needs to have confidence on their skill set. He wants to get the “processes right” and “have a really good series.” Knowing Australia has won only two Test matches in last 10 years in the subcontinent, he sees the Bangladesh tour as an opportunity to change that stats. Smith pointed out the need of consistency.
The two Test matches are scheduled at Dhaka and Chittagong. Australia has arrived in Bangladesh on August 18. Smith is hopeful about the weather and he hopes to “get some good cricket in the series”. He also focused on the imperative to adapt to the wicket by the morning session of the first match.
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