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Bangladesh's High Performance unit set to tour Australia

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Thw unit set to leave for Australia
Thw unit set to leave for Australia © BCB

With an eye on the two-match Test series against Australia in 2027, Bangladesh's High-Performance Unit prepares to fly down under.

According to the Future Tour Program (FTP), Bangladesh are expected to tour Australia in 2027 for a two-match Test series which will be their first tour to Australia after a long gap of 19 years.

In between the tourist hardly played any longer version of cricket in Australia at any level and as a result, the conditions are likely to be their biggest challenge when they travel there for the Test series, if not anything else.

BCB HP unit's tour is scheduled to start their over month-long tour by taking on Pakistan Shaheens - a second string squad of Pakistan - in two four-day matches, scheduled in Darwin from July 17.

Though it is yet to be announced officially by Cricket Australia but according to BCB game development chairman Naimur Rahman the two-Test series is also scheduled in Darwin and keeping everything into context the tour seemed just more than a series for the upcoming stars of the nation.

Test opener Mahmudul Hasan will lead the four-day squad while he will be assisted by middle-order Shahadat Hossain in the two four-day games while another Test opener Shadman Islam was also included in the longer-version squad to have the opportunity to get some match under their belt in condition that is not familiar with them.

"Some of the players picked in the squad are playing for the national team and the game (two-match Test series) we have with Australia in 2027 will be in Darwin and they are preparing for it (with the forthcoming HP tour's four-day matches)," Naimur, the first Test captain of the country and current BCB HP Unit's chairman, told reporters at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday.

"Many times we see our new players struggling playing for the first time in an unfamiliar environment and so this tour is not just a routine HP program rather it's a new inclusion and we have informed them( CA) that we intend to continue this series in the future," he said.

"Our purpose is to create opportunities for the players. We hope that these players will serve the country well in their future endeavors," he added.

National selector Hannan Sarkar, who will be part of the touring party, echoed the same sentiment while added that the 50-over games and the T20 matches will also be helpful considering the cricketers will learn how to adapt in those conditions.

"To be honest, Australia tour is a big tour for Bangladesh in any stage because for a long time, Bangladesh team is not getting the opportunity to play there even the other teams (second string side, HP, or Under-19 squad) are not getting the opportunity to play there," said Hannan.

"So it's a big opportunity if we think about it, and the main thing we are getting to play all three format matches in Australia, there can be nothing better than this because as we know it can be really challenging to play cricket in all three formats on the Australian soul. So players are going to gain that experience. And we have done the mixing by taking players from everywhere from HP and the national team because we know that in 2027 we have FTP tour of Australia," he said.

"From that point of view I think this is a big opportunity, because they will gather experience from dressing room, field and even the weather and if you see there are quite few Test players in the two 4 day matches we are going to play as we are going to play Test matches there according to the FTP 2027 and so we have tried to prioritize them because of that and also we are sending the players whom we are considering will play the longer version," he said.

"Similarly, in the white ball formats, One Day and T20, if you notice the team we are sending those players whom we prioritize and are mainly focused at for playing the white ball format, we are sending the ones whom we have considered to play these formats now and also in future," he added.

Following the longer-version games HP Unit will play a 50-over tri-series involving Pakistan Shaheens and Northern Territory of Australia.The HP Unit will start the series against Northern Territory on 1 August and conclude against Shaheens on 6 August.

They will depart on July 13 and will conclude their tour by taking part in the Northern Territory's T20 Series that will feature Pakistan Shaheens along with some leading Big Bash outfits.

Four Day team: Shadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy (capt), Parvez Hossain Emon, Amite Hasan, Sahadat Hossain Dipu (vice capt), Ariful Islam, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Aich Mollah, Rakibul Hasan, Sk Peavez Rahman Jibon, Hasan Murad, Rezaur Rahman Raja, Md Mukidul Islam, Ripon Mondol, Maruf Mridha

One Day team: Tanzid Hasan, Jisan Alam, Parvez Hossain Emon, Afif Hasan (capt), Shamim Hossain Patwari, Ariful Islam, Akbar Ali (vice capt), Wasi Siddique, Rakibul Hasan, Sk Peavez Rahman Jibon, Mahfusur Rahman Rabbi, Abu Haider Rony, Md Mukidul Islam, Ripon Mondol, Maruf Mridha

T20 team: Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Jisan Alam, Parvez Hossain Emon, Afif Hasan, Shamim Hossain Patwari, Ariful Islam, Akbar Ali (capt), Wasi Siddique, Rakibul Hasan, Allis Islam, Mahfusur Rahman Rabbi (vice capt), Abu Haider Rony, Md Mukidul Islam, Ripon Mondol, Maruf Mridha

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