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.
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.
World Cup 2019, Australia vs Bangladesh Buildup:
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
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
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.
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.”
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
AUS vs BAN
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.