Australia’s head coach, Darren Lehmann is confident ahead of their Bangladesh tour and he has said that his side has adequate time to take preparation for that two-match Test series.
After a lot of dramas, the pay dispute between the Australian Cricketers’ Association and Cricket Australia was resolved in the next week. The Bangladesh series was in a uncertain state before that but now everything is fine and fare.
Due to that pay war, players were far away from cricket although some of them took care of their fitness personally. The first Test against Bangladesh will be started from 27th August in Mirpur and so the Aussie cricketers don’t have enough time to take complete preparation.
But head coach Darren Lehman thinks that they have enough time as he said to cricket.com.au on Thursday, “We’re squeezing enough in this next week, and guys have been doing stuff with their states. Even through the MOU (negotiations) they were training and preparing as though they were playing.”
“So in terms of fitness, they are probably ahead of the game, they’re really strong and fit which is really pleasing. Now it’s just getting their skills up to the required level before we leave.”
He added, “We’ve got enough sessions in place, and then we’ve got enough time when we get there (to Bangladesh) weather permitting. I think we’ll be fine, we’ve got a two-day game which is a mixture of players, the wicket will be very similar to what we encounter for the first Test then we’ve got training sessions before that Test starts as well.”
Lehmann concluded, “We’re squashing a lot into the eight or nine days before we go to Dhaka, then we just have to see what the weather and the facilities are like when we get there.”