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World Cup 2019, Australia vs Bangladesh Buildup: Defending champions face resurgent Bangladesh

World Cup 2019, Australia vs Bangladesh (Aus vs Ban) Buildup: Australia meet Bangladesh in Cricket World Cup clash in Nottingham on Thursday.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: June 20, 2019 3:14:58 pm
World Cup 2019, Aus vs Ban Squad, Players List: All you need to know ahead of the match (Source: Reuters)

World Cup 2019, Australia vs Bangladesh (Aus vs Ban) Buildup: With a healthy campaign running, the defending champions run into a tricky Bangladesh when they strive to get closer to ICC Men Cricket World Cup semifinals in Nottingham on Thursday. The Aaron Finch-led side is at number two behind table-toppers England, though it also has eight points from five matches. Australia (0.812) are marginally behind the hosts (1.862) when Net Run Rate is taken into account.

AUS vs BAN Live Score, Updates

Australia will start favourites but a passionate Bangladesh are expected to make life tough for the holders. Bangladesh, on the other hand, are known to raise their level agianst top sides, Before getting the better of West Indies, they had shocked South Africa by 21 runs in their campaign opener. With five points from as many matches, Bangladesh have become a contender for the semifinal spot.

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World Cup 2019, Australia vs Bangladesh Buildup:

14:36 (IST)20 Jun 2019

Australia win the toss and opt to bat first against Bangladesh in Nottingham. FOLLOW LIVE SCORE AND UPDATES HERE

14:24 (IST)20 Jun 2019
Teams preparing
13:48 (IST)20 Jun 2019
BAN Probable XI

Probable XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman

13:47 (IST)20 Jun 2019
AUS Probable XI

AUS Probable XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glen Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

13:45 (IST)20 Jun 2019
Trent Bridge
13:44 (IST)20 Jun 2019
In loockout for an upset
12:55 (IST)20 Jun 2019
Two hours to go
12:16 (IST)20 Jun 2019
Merry Men in Nottingham

Natwest evokes Yuvraj-Kaif and an unsavoury helicopter shot on the Lord’s balcony with a shirt. But Bangladesh’s own version of a Natwest upset involved the 2005 tripping of Australia – they take on the defending champions at Nottingham. 

11:59 (IST)20 Jun 2019
Bangladesh got nothing to lose

Nabi has opined that the way Bangladesh chased down a 300-plus total against West Indies will put all their upcoming opponents under pressure. “The next match is against Australia. We have to face big players like Smith and Warner. No worries. Australia are title contenders, which puts them under pressure. Our boys are not bogged down by pressure. The biggest thing is that Bangladesh have nothing to lose.”

11:27 (IST)20 Jun 2019
Ashton is Agar Beaver

It was quite late in the night, but Finch and his colleagues woke up to Agar’s beaming face in the morning. He was promptly given the brief: “Mate, we want you to bowl like Shakib (al-Hasan) at the nets to our batsmen.” Agar replied: “You want me to bowl like Shane Warne? I will do that.” READ MORE

10:57 (IST)20 Jun 2019
Steve Smith never stops batting, even while in shower
10:43 (IST)20 Jun 2019
Finch and his luck with toss

Aaron Finch is on a run of seven ODIs and two World Cup warm-up matches without winning one. READ MORE

10:22 (IST)20 Jun 2019

On Thursday, defending champions Australia take on a resurgent Bangladesh in Men Cricket World Cup clash at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. We bring you all the live updates on and off the field ahead of the clash as well as Probable XI.

After his unbeaten 124, Shakib declared that he held no fear for the Australian pace brigade, led by Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. "We've been facing some of the best fast bowlers in the last four matches. We've been coping well and we're not worried about that because we played England, we played West Indies. Both the teams got 140, 150-plus bowlers. We just need to do our basics right. I think we're a skilled team and we are capable enough to counter those challenges."