Bangladesh will host Australia in a five-match T20 series. This is a historic moment for Bangladesh, as such high-profile trips are quite unusual. The Bangladesh squad will be without a handful of key players due to injury, but playing at home will be a huge advantage in their favor.
Australia is traveling with an inexperienced side that was beaten 1-4 by the West Indies in their previous series. Matthew Wade is the new captain of the Australian squad for this series, and he faces a difficult assignment.
Because there are so many unknowns at the outset of this series, betting markets will frequently provide excellent chances. The match will take place on July 3, 2021, at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs Australia, Australia tour of Bangladesh, 2021.
Date: August 3, 2021 (Tuesday).
Time: 5:30 PM (IST).
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Bangladesh vs Australia Team Previews
Due to injury, Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das will miss this series. It is a significant loss not to have either opener available, but Soumya Sarkar and Mohammad Naim have also performed admirably. Zimbabwe pushed Bangladesh to the verge of defeat, but it replied with some outstanding efforts.
Bangladesh will be difficult to beat in its home conditions and will target Australia with a lot of spins. Bangladesh’s batting is arguably their most serious problem.
If we only look at the numbers for Bangladesh in the Shere Bangla Stadium, the picture becomes a little concerning. Liton Das has the most T20 fifties for Bangladesh at this stadium, with three, however, he is not participating.
Mushifur Rahim, Bangladesh’s second-highest scorer at this location, is also unavailable. This places a great deal of strain on Mahmudulah, Soumya Sarkar, and Shakib Al Hasan.
Bangladesh isn’t a huge six-hitting club, and the pitches are sluggish. The team’s two best six-hitters are Mahmudullh and Soumya Sarkar. Soumya Sarkar is available at a rate of 2.05. Betway provides a ‘To Hit a Six’ betting market in which Soumya Sarkar is available at a rate of 2.05. A wager to ponder.
Shakib Al Hasan and Mahedy Hasan are likely to assault Australia with spin, while Mustafizur Rahman will provide a threat upfront and at the death.
Mustafizur Rahman is the player to take 2+ wickets at 2.40, which is a fantastic rate in our opinion and well worth a bet.
Bangladesh Playing T20I Squad
Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (C), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Taijul Islam, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman
Bangladesh comes into the series shorthanded, with Tamim Iqbal Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das sidelined, but should continue with Mohammad Naim, while Soumya Sarkar returns to the top of the order. The middle-order will be led by Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah, with spin options Taijul Islam and Mossadek Hossain.
Predicted XI: Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (w), Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Australia will not be taking this series lightly. India, South Africa, and Pakistan have all lost series in Bangladesh in the past, and Australia may follow suit.
Australia’s batting order will be considerably different from what we are used to seeing. Right now, Josh Philippe and Ben McDermott appear to be the preferred openers. Both of these batters love the ball to come off the bat and may struggle in Bangladesh.
The middle-order will consist of Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, and Matthew Wade. Mitchell Marsh was in excellent form in the West Indies, where he scored 219 runs in five matches, three of which were over 50.
He will also play an important role in this series. We also believe Alex Carey can be effective against spinners and can be relied on to score runs.
The spinners on the team are Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, and Adam Zamps. They’ll be vital to Australia’s bowling assault, and we wouldn’t be surprised if all three play. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood will complete up a genuinely world-class bowling assault.
Australia T20I Squad
Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade (wk/C), Ashton Turner, Daniel Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Swepson, Riley Meredith, Wes Agar
With an eye on the T20 World Cup, Matthew Wade will bat in the middle order, which means Josh Philippe and Ben McDermott may bat first. The spin assault will be led by Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar, with Moises Henriques having an opportunity to cement his spot in the starting XI.
Predicted XI: Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade (C & W), Ashton Turner, Dan Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Star (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Bangladesh vs Australia Toss Prediction
Winning the toss may appear to be an advantage, but historically, teams have won 22 matches batting first and 22 matches batting second. There is no statistical benefit. We continue to believe that the side that wins the toss will prefer to bat first and set a goal.
Pitch and Conditions
On match day, Dhaka is anticipated to receive a lot of rain. There is a very serious chance of a washout to begin this critical tour. If we get to see it, the pitch will be flat with some spin on offer. The bounce will also be on the lower side.
This makes six-hitting tough, and the average score maybe about 150.
Bangladesh vs Australia Match Prediction
We believe Australia will win this match due to its better bowling assault. We don’t believe there is a significant difference in batting between the sides, but the availability of a full-strength bowling attack provides Australia a distinct edge.
Team West Indies are the favorite to win.