Bangladesh vs Australia Match Prediction
Bangladesh vs Australia Match Prediction

Time: August 9, 5:30 PM IST

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Pitch report

Daniel Christian said that 120 on the Dhaka wicket seems like 190. This is the same guy who hit 5 sixes off Shakib Al Hasan’s over in the powerplay.

Teams

Bangladesh did not make any changes, despite sealing the series 3-0, in the fourth T20I. They are likely to stick to the same combination.

Probable XI for Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam

Australia have tested several strategies, and none of them have worked wonders for them yet.

Probable XI for Australia: Matthew Wade (c & wk), Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Dan Christian, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Hazlewood/Mitchell Starc

Fantasy tips

We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

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Fantasy Cricket Team for Bangladesh vs Australia, 5th T20I
Fantasy Cricket Team for Bangladesh vs Australia, 5th T20I

Players to watch out for

Mitchell Marsh is the highest run-scorer of the series: his scores read 45, 45, 51, and 11.

Josh Hazlewood has dismissed Soumya Sarkar twice, laying a strong foundation. Overall, he has taken 8 wickets – the most in the series – at a stunning average of 10.6

Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam have taken 7 wickets each. While Mustafizur strangles the bowlers with his off-cutters in the middle-overs, Shoriful does the damage at the death.

Shakib Al Hasan has scored 103 runs and taken 3 wickets so far. Bangladesh rely heavily on his performance at No. 3. He walked back early on Saturday, and Bangladesh failed to recover in time.

Australia haven’t been able to dominate Nasum Ahmed’s slow left-arm orthodox. He attacks the stumps and cramps the batters for room. His 6 wickets have come at an average of 14.

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Prediction

Australia will be hoping for their senior players to be available for the World T20 later this year. Other than Mitchell Marsh, no one has put a promising performance or even has given glimpses of what they can do. In fact, only Marsh has scored over 50 runs in 4 matches for them. The next best is Christian with 46 runs.

Bangladesh have played like a cohesive unit. They have found players who can drive them out of the woods. The only concern for them is the dipping form of Soumya Sarkar, who has managed scores of 2, 0, 2, and 8. Otherwise, they haven’t let Australia off the hook.

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