Bangladesh will lock horns with Australia in the first match of their five-match T20I series at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday. Bangladesh will look ahead to carry the winning momentum from their previous series against Zimbabwe, but the absence of Tamim Iqbal is tye major blow for Bangladesh’s squad. However, Mahmudullah will hope that his team excels in this T20I series as they head into the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Australia had a disastrous five-match T20I series against the West Indies squad & they will look to return to winning terms in this T20I series. As many of the senior Aussie players are rested for the series, it provides a perfect opportunity for young players in Australia’s team to make their firm place in the National squad for the T20 World Cup.
Match: Bangladesh vs Australia, Australia tour of Bangladesh, 2021.
Date: August 3, 2021 (Tuesday).
Time: 5:30 PM (IST).
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Cloudy weather & thunderstorms are expected in today’s BAN vs AUS clash. There is a high probability of rainfall & the temperature could vary between 27 & 32 degrees Celsius.
The pitch at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur offers good assistance to the spinners. Despite being a slow wicket you can expect a total of around 150 to 160 runs. Considering the humid conditions the team winning the toss can opt to chase the total, as dew is a huge factor in Bangladesh.
Predicted Playing XIs
With the absence of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim & Liton Das, Bangladesh will come into the first T20I shorthanded. They should stick with Mohammad Naim while Soumya Sarkar will return to the too order. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah will spearhead the middle order, while Taijul Islam and Mossadek Hossain are the spin options with Bangladesh.
Predicted XI: Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (w), Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam.
In the absence of senior players from Australia’s squad, Matthew Wade would bat in the middle order with the view of fixing a spot in the World Cup Playing XI. Josh Phillipe & Ben McDermott could bat at the top order while Adam Zampa & Ashton Agar will lead their spin attack.
Predicted XI: Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade (capt & wk), Ashton Turner, Dan Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Australia could prevail victorious despite the absence of experienced players in Playing XI whereas Bangladesh’s chances to win the series are extremely low as Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal & Mushfqur Rahim are not available for the T20I series.
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