Australia vs Bangladesh match preview: DKODING Key Players and Team news
The ICC World Cup 2019 is up and running as the match number 26 is set to see Australia and Bangladesh going head-to-head at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday.
Bangladesh has registered a dominating victory over West Indies and is back into the race to the semi-finals, while Australia will go out to maintain their top position.
Justin Langer has confirmed that Marcus Stoinis has recovered.
“We’ve been monitoring Stoinis,” said the coach Justin Langer on Stoinis. “He’s an elite athlete, he’s an elite professional.”
“He’s done everything possible to get himself fit. He wouldn’t give up the opportunity for anything, would he? He’s determined, so it doesn’t surprise me with where he’s at now. It’s a credit to him, it’s a credit to the medical staff that are getting him up. So hopefully he can have a real impact on the tournament,” Langer added.
Return of Stoinis means a more balanced Aussie side, because of the expertise of the all-rounder in both the departments.
Austraila trashed Pakistan in their last encounter on the other hand Bangladesh filled with aggression after their big victory over West Indies
Australia has bounced back really well defeating Pakistan in their last fixture, while the tigers are roaring really loud after their historic win over West Indies.
Bangladesh’s team knows they have the best chance to defeat Australia in the 50 over format, with the current form of their top guns, while the Kangaroos are not only targeting a victory but also a good net run rate.
Australia are the favourites today but this Bangladesh squad will not go down easily.
Player to watch out for
Australia – Aaron Finch
Finch has shown he is back in his form and considering the bowling lineup of Bangladesh, he can deliver a match-winning knock because of his natural gameplay.
Bangladesh – Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is in the form of his life. The highest run scorer in this world cup will be Bangladesh’s biggest weapon.
Looking at the history of Bangladesh in ICC events, they have surprised the Aussies before. But Australia knows they are up against an entirely different Bangladesh side this time.
Kangaroos are the obvious favourites here but you just can’t ignore the current run of Bangladesh in this WC.