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CA to review foreign flops ahead of Bangladesh tour : Smith defiant as duties loom large

73Australia’s cricket board has promised a review of the Ashes debacle after the dead rubber Test at The Oval and will seek answers to the team’s continued flops on foreign pitches, according to cricket.com.au.
Cricket Australia (CA) promised to look into the matter ahead of their series in Bangladesh in October.
Australia cricket team is due to arrive in Dhaka September 28 to play a two-Test series The Aussies crumbled to an innings defeat in the Third Test as England regained the prestigious urn with a match to go.
“After every series we will sit down and review, and I think there is an opportunity for a reflection on (our) style of play,” Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland told reporters in Melbourne.
Meanwhile Cricket Australia Chief Executive James Sutherland has endorsed on Sunday Steven Smith as the “heir apparent” for Michael Clarke’s captaincy when he retires at the end of this Ashes campaign, has already experienced first-hand the responsibilities and expectations of leadership.
He will lead a vastly reshaped team likely to be missing up to a third of the current Ashes touring party to Bangladesh and slow, spinning pitches that have proved as incomprehensible for Australia touring teams over recent decades as the seaming, swinging decks of Britain.
In acknowledging that he will have no say in the personnel he leads on Australia’s first Test tour to Bangladesh in almost a decade – and assuming he is ratified as skipper – Smith is sufficiently savvy to realise he will be charged with shaping a new team in his own image.
“There is a possibility there could be some changes and some younger guys coming in (for the Bangladesh series),” Smith said.
“I think Bangladesh is going to be quite a tough tour, it’s another place that is quite foreign to us as Australian batters.
“So we’re going to have to find ways to adapt to those conditions, like we haven’t done well here.
“If it works out that way and I am the next captain, then it’s a lot of responsibility.
“There’s obviously a few guys on this tour, the senior players that haven’t been taking part in the last couple of games (such as Brad Haddin and Shane Watson) and it’s always tough when you lose those guys.
“But I think it’s exciting for Australian cricket, we’re going to have some younger guys coming through.”