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Australia expect 'trial by spin' against Bangladesh


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Australia assistant coach Andrew McDonald expecting a tough spin challenge against Bangladesh despite the top-order collapse to England's seamers on Saturday.

McDonald admitted that spin has been their tough challenge as they lost a series 4-1 in Bangladesh before the T20 World Cup.

"We're going to get a little bit of a trial by spin, which has been a great challenge over the last sort of 12-18 months," McDonald said.

Australia had toured with a second-string team. However, the coach feels the inclusion of the expertise- Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner and others will put them in good stead.

“But we feel as though with Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell coming back into that [team], along with Aaron Finch, David Warner, we've probably got some more capable players in terms of the ability to play spin than what we had on the last tour,” he said.

He believes Australia can perform better this time though admitted they have to face the same level of test.

“It's not uncommon for people to fail on their first tour to the subcontinent. That's what happened to us, but we feel as though we've got better capabilities within this team. But it's literally going to be a similar trial by spin in my opinion,” he added.