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Bangladesh were destroyed by Australia, as one would expect. Australia’s bowlers took advantage of the opportunity to improve their averages, with Cameron White taking 3-5, Mitchell Johnson picking up 2-10, and Brett Geeves taking 2-11.

Tamim Iqbal, one of those you should be watching, made 21, which sounds rubbish until you realise that 21 runs was more than a quarter of his team’s total.

Interestingly, Andrew Symonds didn’t play after being sent home. What for? Drunken rock ‘n’ roll excess? Punching a paparazzo? No, fishing.

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Bangladesh are over in Australia for some ODIs. Thing is, a couple of the ‘established’ Australia side (new father Ricky Ponting and Bollywood star/Underpants salesman Brett Lee) won’t be taking part.

This means that Michael Clarke gets to take charge of his first full series, and Brett Geeves gets the chance to prove he isn’t just a mispronunciation of the player he’s replacing.

Perhaps more interestingly, Australia ‘A’ are off to India, which will be a fascinating proving ground for the spinners battling for the Test spot last occupied by Beau Casson (who himself is on the tour).

I know at least one person will be watching with interest.

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