The series will be the first between the nations since Australia's 2-0 victory during their tour in 2006 © Getty Images
The series will be the first between the nations since Australia’s 2-0 victory during their tour in 2006 © Getty Images

Australia will head to Bangladesh to play two Tests in October, the first such series between the nations since 2006, the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Sunday. The visitors will arrive on September 28 to play a three-day warm-up match against the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s XI at Fatullah outside the capital. Bangladesh will host Australia in the coastal city of Chittagong for the first Test from October 9 to 13 before playing the second in Dhaka from October 17 to 21. The series will be the first between the nations since Australia’s 2-0 victory during their tour in 2006.
Australia will be the fourth team to visit the cricketing minnows this year after Pakistan, India and South Africa. Read: BAN vs SA 2015, 2nd Test at Dhaka, Day 3: Third consecutive day lost to rain

World champions Australia visited Bangladesh in 2011 to play three one-day internationals, although none were scheduled for this tour. At the moment, Australia are playing England in the 2015 Ashes, where the visitors are down by 2-1 with the fourth Test commencing on Thursday at Trent Bridge. On the other hand, Bangladesh are hosting South Africa with the second Test underway at Dhaka. After winning the One Day International (ODI) series, Bangladesh denied the test top ranked team yet another Test win by drawing the first Test at Chittagong. READ: Bangladesh batsmen need to step their game up against South Africa