Australia names team for Bangladesh tour

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 05 Aug 2017, 18:55:46

Australia names team for Bangladesh tour

Cricket Australia (CA) on Saturday announced a 14-member squad for a two-match Test series against Bangladesh in August.

Paceman James Pattinson has been ruled out of the Qantas Tour of Bangladesh due to inflammation in his back, said the CA.

Fast bowler Jackson Bird has replaced James Pattinson in the squad for their Bangladesh tour.

A CA spokesperson said the move to withdraw the Victorian from the 14-man squad is a precautionary measure aimed at allowing him best preparation for the Ashes this summer.

The team will arrive in Bangladesh on August 18 and play a two-day tour game in Fatullah from August 22.

The two Tests will be held on August 27 in Dhaka and September 4 in Chittagong.

Earlier on Thursday, the CA and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) signed an agreement to end the ugly pay dispute.

Australia Test team: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Ashton Agar, Jackson Bird, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade. source – UNB

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