Bangladesh have registered ODI series wins against Pakistan, India and South Africa in 2015 and they will be aiming to topple Australia in Tests to cap off a glorious year.
For me, winning away from home is something that Im looking for, Smith was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia website. Marsh said Bancroft batted with maturity. The only other players aged in their thirties are Shaun Marsh, Siddle, O’Keefe and Fekete, 30.
Fekete has played just 18 first-class matches, taking 62 wickets at 26.66, and will compete for places with Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Peter Siddle.
Bancroft, 22, is a patient opening batsman who last summer made a 13-hour 211 for Western Australia and his temperament should mean he is suited to the challenges of Test cricket.
Five of those seven Test wins have come against Zimbabwe.
Fekete is the only Tasmanian included in the squad, and has not even met the national side’s captain, Steve Smith.
After a string of retirements and injuries following the 3-2 Ashes defeat in England, new captain Steven Smith will lead an inexperienced squad for the tests in Chittagong (Oct. 9) and Dhaka (Oct. 17).
The inclusion of the 30-year-old Tasmania seamer Fekete is more surprising but the Aussies needed another pace bowler following the decision to rest Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood. Ahmed, a legspinner, had claimed 48 wickets in the Sheffield Shield last season to be picked ahead of him for the Ashes tour.
Marsh said: “Cameron is a player who impressed everyone on the recent A tour of India”.
“This will be the first time Taskin will be playing long-form cricket [after suffering a stress fracture in 2014 and a side tear early this year]”, Streak said.
“She had a tough time since Cardiff, she had some internal bleeds that we couldn’t get on top of but she’s since had surgery and that’s all gone to plan… she’s coming back to normal, she’s terrorising her brothers…I know she’s starting to feel better”. We felt he bowled exceptionally well. We have a good group of guys and some really good Under-19s. “He can generate reverse swing and that ability could be extremely useful in the conditions we expect to encounter in Bangladesh”, Marsh said.
Australia, who tour Bangladesh for a two-match series in October, will enter the series with two new faces as they aim to rebuild following the retirements of many of their senior players. Backed by his domestic credentials in a number of years of honing his skills for New South Wales, his case was convincing enough to overrule the doubts developed after an indifferent debut global tour of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year. “While Bangladesh have performed well in one-day cricket, we’ve still got a lot of big strides to make in the Test arena and a tour like this is an important step for Bangladesh cricket in its continued learning curve for all three formats of the game”.