Australia is all geared up to face Bangladesh in the 43rd encounter of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Australia is riding a wave of confidence with six consecutive victories. Their recent victory against Afghanistan showcased their resilience and determination, turning an almost-lost game into a memorable win.
David Warner, in stellar form, is set to provide a strong start alongside Travis Head. However, the middle order, having faltered in the previous game, will seek redemption through Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, and Josh Inglis.
The hero of the last match, Glenn Maxwell, adds firepower to the lineup, complemented by Marcus Stoinis and skipper Pat Cummins.
Australia’s bowling unit, despite some inconsistencies, boasts the lethal duo of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
The spin expertise of Adam Zampa, combined with Cummins’ pace, forms a formidable attack. Maxwell and Marsh further strengthen the bowling department, creating a well-rounded unit eager to rediscover its mojo.
On the other side, Bangladesh, led by Najmul Hossain Shanto in the absence of the injured Shakib al Hasan, is aiming to conclude the tournament on a high note.
Despite being out of contention for the semifinals, Bangladesh seeks redemption after a controversial win against Sri Lanka.
Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan, facing the challenge of Australia’s potent bowling, must set the tone at the top.
Shakib’s absence in the middle order is a setback, requiring Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mahmudullah to step up. The lower middle order, including Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Mahedi Hasan, holds the key to adding crucial runs.
Bangladesh’s bowling strategy hinges on exploiting Australia’s vulnerabilities at the top. Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam aim to utilize the new ball effectively, while the experience of Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan Miraz adds depth.
Mahedi Hasan’s role as the fifth bowler becomes crucial against Australia’s hard-hitting batsmen.
As both teams enter the field, Australia seeks to maintain its winning streak and solidify its position for the semifinals, while Bangladesh, with nothing to lose, aims to play spoilsport.
The clash promises excitement, with Australia eyeing dominance and Bangladesh vying for a memorable sign-off in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
AUS vs BAN Probable XI
Australia: Pat Cummins (c), Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Bangladesh: Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan