Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has mentioned that the groups upcoming tour to Bangladesh slated to be held in June is unlikely, conceding that one doesn’t want to be an “Einstein” for that amid the worldwide disaster due to coronavirus pandemic.
Australia are slated to play a two-Test sequence in opposition to Bangladesh starting June 11 in Chattogram, adopted by the second match beginning June 19 in Dhaka. The sequence is an element of the ICC World Test Championship and 120 factors can be at stake for each the groups.
“You don’t have to be Einstein to realise (the Bangladesh tour) is probably unlikely to go ahead, particularly in June. Whether it’s cancelled or pushed back, we’re not quite sure at the moment,” Paine was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) at the moment has the WTC remaining marked down for June 2021, and Paine has urged there could possibly be scope to rearrange cancelled Test sequence earlier than then.
“I hope they don’t push it back too far for my sake, that’s for sure,” mentioned Paine.
“Some sequence have been cancelled and whether or not ones going ahead are going to be regularly cancelled or we’re going to postpone them (is unsure).
“Maybe the gamers are going to have to go via a interval the place we play fairly a bit of cricket if we would like to full the Test Championship as it’s,” the 35-year-previous.
In case the sequence go as scheduled and Australia handle a 2-zero sequence win over Bangladesh, it might see the second-positioned Aussies (at the moment on 296 factors on the WTC standings) take all 120 factors on supply, which means they’d overtake India (360 factors) ahead of the Border-Gavaskar sequence in Australia this coming summer season.