A high level of excitement can’t be seen among cricket fans for a match between Australia vs Bangladesh, as it’s usually seen during a match between Australia vs India or for a match between India vs Pakistan. After all, Australia has been one of the dominant ODI teams in the past decades and on the other hand, Bangladesh has grappled hard to remain competitive for this cricket tournament.
However, Australia vs Bangladesh, Match 26 is going to be different. Australia has won four out of its five matches. On the other hand, Bangladesh defeated South Africa easily and chased down 321 against West Indies with almost 10 overs to spare. So Thursday’s match (20th June) between Australia vs Bangladesh is going to be pretty interesting.
Australia would be facing off Bangladesh at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham.
Australia is close to confirming its place in the semi-finals; whereas Bangladesh is close in the hunt. In the points table, Australia is in the second spot and Bangladesh is in the fifth spot.
Regardless of not playing their best cricket, Australia has managed to win four of their five games in the tournament.
Australia is pretty confident of picking up another victory against Bangladesh at Nottingham and heading closer to seal a top four spot.
Marcus Stoinis missed his last two matched against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Marcus has been training to test his troublesome side strain and the selectors are hopeful that he would be able to return for the team’s match against Bangladesh.
Australia’s assistant coach Brad Haddin has accepted that they are yet to finalize on the best 11 and they would continue a fluid approach for their batting lineup.
Bangladesh feasibly pulled off the most dramatic victory of the tournament so far on Tuesday as they chased down West Indies’ 321/8.
Shakib Al Hasan is the Star all-rounder, who hit a second successive century to help the team to victory while Liton Das also impressed with an unbeaten 94 from 69 balls.
Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza continues to grapple with his fitness and a hamstring injury.
This match might be far closer than many people might have expected, with Bangladesh capable of pushing the defending champions all way; however, ultimately in the end, Australia might win the match.