Both the teams have been winless. First match of Australia was washed out and Bangladesh lost against England.
First match for both the teams in the tournament didn’t go to plan.
Although, Australia has 1 point.
Bangladesh would now have to lift themselves by batting at a faster rate, bowling much better and select a more balanced XI than they did in the last game.
Tamim played excellently in the last match was single man cannot win match for the team. Time effort will be required for Bangladesh.
Australia will have to work on their bowling. In the last match they could not impress their fans with their bowling in beginning overs. In the end the bowlers eventually got some assistance and took 7 wickets by just conceding 37 runs.
Australia will also be hoping to get tips about Mustafizur Rahman from David Warner, his Sunrisers Hyderabad captain for the last two seasons.
Last 5 Completed Matches:
Scoring Pattern :
Last 5 games played at Kennington Oval ground. First inning scores have been (1-2 denotes match won by side batting first or second)
299/1, 305/2, 305/2, 398/1, 247/1
Average first batting total in last five games is 311.
Australia: 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Moises Henriques, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Travis Head, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 & 10 John Hastings/Adam Zampa/Pat Cummins, 11 Josh Hazlewood
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Shakib Al Hasan, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Mehedi Hasan, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
Watch Out For :
He is in great form. He took 6 wickets in the match against New Zealand. Due to his presence other players are also getting confidence.
He is a player who is currently in great touch. He scored excellent century against England and gave the bowlers decent score to defend. Though, his score went in vain as England chased down the total easily.
Stats And Trivia:
* Bangladesh’s 82 runs in the last 10 overs against England was their second-highest tally during the period of the innings in the last 12 months.
* From the current Australia squad, Josh Hazlewood holds the best bowling average away from home since the 2015 World Cup.
* Australia-Bangladesh ODIs are rare, the last completed match between the two was held over six years ago as their World Cup tie in 2015 was washed out.