Steve Smith shocked by unsafe train travel in Bangladesh

Beth Cruz
August 22, 2017

"We looked at various facilities around Bangladesh and Dhaka's a shame we're not playing but we've got great (training) facilities here".

"That's the challenge for us to get ready".

"Yes, I will be working as the spin consultant for the Australia series, and will be joining the (Bangladesh) side shortly", Joshi told Cricbuzz.

Australian skipper Steven Smith expects the upcoming 2-match Test series against Bangladesh to be a closely-fought one but is hopeful of a favourable outcome in what will be their first series since the pay dispute with Cricket Australia got resolved.

So, after being asked whether he believes Steve Smith is cut from the same cloth as that legendary succession of leaders, Lehmann's lack of hesitation in responding affirmatively suggests he believes this current Test outfit are in good hands. The axing came after a disappointing two tests in Sri Lanka a year ago during which he was also dropped for the final match after scores of 26, 18, 11 and 0.

BCB's media committee chairman Jalal Yunus said that had the NSC started work earlier, the ground would have been fit for play.

"Our generation, we had a once-in-a-generation star in Shane Warne, who was a pretty good bowler, and (Glenn) McGrath wasn't too bad, and all those sort of guys".

The Australians were due to play two tests in Bangladesh in October 2015, but the tour was canceled amid security fears after attacks by Islamist extremists.

The Bangladesh National Test Cricket team returns to action this week for the first time since the Tigers' historic March 19 defeat of Sri Lanka in the 100th Test played by Bangladesh since the country was granted Test status in 2000.

"He (Smith) is very proactive in the way we want to play".

The second Test in Chittagong begins on September 4.

This Australian tour is much anticipated as it is has been 11 years that Ricky Ponting toured Bangladesh back in 2006.

Lehmann also said his thoughts were with members of the Bangladeshi public who had been affected by the monsoonal weather.

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