The Aussies might have been much higher in the test rankings than Bangladesh, but, they must be ready to face some challenges on their coming tour to the subcontinent nation.
The Bangladeshi side has improved immensely in the last couple of years in all formats of the game.
They are no longer a side whom you believe you would just turn up and sink.
Towards the end of the last season, they beat the likes of India and South Africa in One Day Internationals.
They had South Africa under huge pressure in one of the test matches as well and had it not been for rain, they perhaps would have emerged winners.
So, they have been giving big teams a run for their money and there’s no reason why they wouldn’t be able to push Australia to the limits.
Especially, at this point of time when the kangaroos have to go through a bit of a transition following the retirements of their prominent faces.
The heroes of Australia’s 2013 Ashes win i.e. Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Chris Rogers and Shane Watson have all retired and the batting line up is far from being settled.
David Warner will also not be there in Bangladesh as he fractured his thumb during the England One Day Internationals and has been ruled out of Cricket for a couple of months.
So, there would be a new pair opening the batting and there would be a new no. 4 and no. 6 for Australia.
If there has ever been a time when Bangladesh could fancy beating Australia in a test match, it’s this.
If the pitches are slow and they turn as they generally do in subcontinent and the Bangladeshi spinners are on the money, we would be in for some cracking cricket in the winter.