Bangladesh vs Australia – 4th T20I Match Preview and Prediction
How often do you see Australia lose the limited-overs series without really putting up a fight? As far as Australia is concerned, the tour of Bangladesh appears to be on a downward spiral. They’ve been abysmal, to say the least, and with the series over, they’ll be fighting for dignity in the two remaining games.
Bangladesh and Australia will play a four-match series beginning on August 7, 2021, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Despite the fact that Bangladesh leads the series 3-0, the matches have been rather entertaining thus far. When these two teams meet on Saturday, we predict another thrilling match.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs Australia, 4th T20I
Date and Time: August 07, 5:30 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Bangladesh vs Australia Team Previews
It’s not often that Bangladesh completely destroys a test-playing nation in the shortest form of the game. They lead this series 3-0 and appear to be on track for a record sweep in this series if they perform as well in the final two matches. They’ve been great thus far, making the best of the situation, and will be hoping to continue on their merry way.
Bangladesh has played three matches so far in this series, and while they have been far from clinical, they have done just enough to hold the Aussies at bay. Their bowlers have brilliantly used the conditions to their team’s advantage. Mustafizur Rahman, in particular, was outstanding in the last match, bowling some stunning death overs to prevent Australia from chasing even a small total.
Bangladesh’s bowlers were tight and precise from the start, defending a score of 127. They never let the Australians get going with the scoring pace, which finally enabled the hosts to clinch a win in a contest that was always Australia’s to lose. They were not very good with the bat earlier on, but Mahmadullah did enough to guide them to a respectable total. In retrospect, his knock proved to be the deciding factor.
Bangladesh will be overflowing with confidence after everything that has happened thus far in the series. They’ve done a fantastic job so far and appear more at ease coping with these situations. If they can keep the Australian bowlers guessing, they will be able to get closer to a clean sweep in this series.
Bangladesh T20I Squad
Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan(w), Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Taijul Islam, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin
Bangladesh will be full of confidence heading into the fourth game of the series. It’s a fantastic opportunity for them to put their bench strength to the test ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year. Mustafizur Rahman might be rested, with Taskin Ahmed or Rubel Hossain taking his place.
Playing XI: Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Shamim Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed
It’s shocking to see Australia fall so far in the series. They have not only been disappointing, but they have also failed to put up any type of fight. Much of this is due to the fact that they have not appeared to be at ease batting in these conditions. This series is jam-packed, and they won’t have much time to reflect on previous outcomes. All they can do is come out with their weapons blazing, which should bring out the best in them.
Australia is not at full strength in this series due to the absence of several major players, but they would have liked to experience some victory. Having said that, they do not have an inexperienced side by any stretch of the imagination, and this cannot be used to explain their poor performance. The fact is that their veteran players have consistently failed to deliver on this trip, putting the onus on Mitchell Marsh to do the most of the scoring.
However, the Australians have fared much better in the bowling department, with players such as Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, and Nathan Ellis doing admirably. The bowlers performed admirably in the last match as well, but their batsmen lacked the drive and tenacity required to prevail against a diverse Bangladesh attack.
Even though Australia is officially out of the series, they will be keen to win the final two matches. With nothing to lose and everything to win, the Aussies will go all out against the hosts. Bangladesh will have their job cut out for them if they are able to perform to their full ability.
Australia T20I Squad
Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade(w/c), Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Daniel Christian, Ashton Agar, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Wes Agar, Riley Meredith, Mitchell Swepson
So far, nothing has gone well for Australia in the series. They will be hoping for a consolation win in their fourth match after losing three in a row. To compete against an enthusiastic Bangladesh team, they must be at their utmost best. Mitchell Swepson might replace Adam Zampa in the starting lineup. There is also a potential that Australia would rest Josh Hazlewood for the next two games.
Playing XI: Matthew Wade (c & wk), Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Daniel Christian, Ashton Agar, Nathan Ellis, Mitchell Swepson, Wes Agar/Riley Meredith
The weather prediction for Dhaka on Saturday is not promising. The third game began late owing to rain, and clouds are anticipated to pour again on match day. There is a good possibility of rain in the afternoon, and the sky will be cloudy the rest of the day. There might be many rain delays throughout the game.
The pitch at Shere Bangla National Stadium is a little slower. The slow quality of the wicket benefits the hosts, as spinners play an important role for both teams. As the batsmen struggle to counter off-pace deliveries, the pacers will use a bunch of slow balls.
Bangladesh vs Australia Match Prediction
This series has obviously not been lucrative for the Australians, but they may still make it worthwhile. A few victories in the two remaining matches will go a long way toward re-establishing their side on the international stage. However, given the way this series has played out, it may be a lot. Given the stats and form of the two teams, we’d bet on Bangladesh to win, and you should too.
Bangladesh is the favorite to win.