Australia vs Bangladesh, Match 26 Prediction2019-06-21
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Man of the Match: David Warner
?Australia won four out of their five games in the tournament and lost only match against India.
?Australia won 16 out of their 17 ODI games against Bangladesh.
?Bangladesh, have won two, lost two and the one game against Sri Lanka ended in a washout.
?Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan scored a consecutive century in last two games versus England and West Indies.
?Bangladesh achieved the second highest successful run chase in World Cup history against West Indies in the previous game.
CRICBETTINGBUZZ PREDICTION: Australia to win this match!
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The defending champion Australia will take on Bangladesh in the 26th match of ICC world cup 2019. Australia is brimming with confidence and look assured of a semi-final berth following a fourth win in five games. Aaron Finch smashed his best ODI score of 153, while Steve Smith also accumulated 73 runs in the previous game against Sri Lanka. Australia top-order (Warner, Finch and Smith) suddenly looks markedly more formidable, while the middle-order (Maxwell and Alex Carry) has been in good form, to begin with. Bowling unit consists of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are also in a good rhythm and did a remarkable job thus far in the tournament. Collectively, they picked 24 wickets in five games. High flying Australia will be looking to continue their dominant run in the 2019 World Cup.
On the other hand, Bangladesh back in the winning ways after their historic run-chase versus West Indies. They would be high on confidence following their earlier wins against two promising side in the tournament, West Indies and South Africa. Their success in the tournament so far has revolved around Shakib Al Hasan's contributions with the bat at No.3. His superb Cricket World Cup continued as he compiled an unbeaten century to lead Bangladesh to an emphatic seven-wicket win over West Indies. Middle-order batsman Litton Das also played a crucial inning of unbeaten 94 in the chase, sharing 198 runs partnership with Shakib. Although Bangladesh doesn't have a good ODI record against Australia, have possessed the required skills needed to beat the opponent. It is crucial for Bangladesh to win their remaining matches to keep their hopes alive for semi-finals.
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Skipper Aaron Finch and co are in great touch in the tournament and they would look to carry on their form. They would look to win by a big margin to consolidate their position in the ICC World Cup 2019 Points Table. They are playing quality cricket in all aspect of the game. Both Aaron Finch and David Warner are amongst the top scorer thus far in the event. Skipper Aaron Finch is leading the team from the front; he has scored 343 runs, while David Warner scored 319 runs in last five games. The batting duo would be hoping to provide a strong opening stand. Steve Smith has been also scoring consistently; he provides stability in the middle overs batting. Glenn Maxwell also played a quick-fire knock of 46 runs off 25 balls in last game. He is a very strong hitter of the ball and can decimate Bangladesh bowling attack.
In Bowling unit, Mitchell Starc has been proved very effective at the death overs so far, he has been picking a very crucial wicket in the end overs and turning the game in Australia’s favour. He picked 13 wickets in last 5 games, which includes a five wickets haul versus Pakistan. Pat Cummins also supported extremely well, he picked 11 wickets so far in last 5 games. Certainly, this bowling duo will put the strong challenge up front to the Bangladesh top order batsmen.
Aaron Finch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Steven Smith, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile
Mashrafe's men put a very dominant performance against West Indies in the previous game to get their second win in the tournament. Unlike opponent, Bangladesh is relying heavily on their top order batsmen – Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim. They need to score a massive run against formidable Australian batting line-up. Shakib Al Hasan has been in sensational form in this year’s World Cup with both bat and ball. He proved why he is currently ranked number one ICC ODI All-rounder. He has scored 384 runs from 4 matches with 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries so far in the 2019 world cup.
Former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has been in great form in last year and also played few crucial knocks in the tournament. He possesses great temperament and skills which would be very pivotal against a strong opponent. He scored 982 runs in last 25 innings at an average of 49.10 and would be keen to continue his impressive run.
The bowling department will be lead by skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Mohammad Saifuddin. A lot would depend on this bowling duo to deliver initial breakthroughs with the new-ball. Another pacer, Mustafizur Rahman has been also impressive in the tournament. He picked three wickets in last game. Spinning duo Shakib and Mehidy Hasan offer useful variety in the middle overs.
Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rubel Hossain, Tamim Iqbal
|S Al Hasan||124||99||16||0||125.25|
|S Al Hasan||8.0||0||54||2||6.75|
|S Al Hasan||8.0||0||54||2||6.75|
Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Mustafizur Rahman
The weather forecast for this game in Nottingham, on Sunday, is partly cloudy. Rain is expected during the second half of the match, but a full game can be expected to play. Overcast conditions are likely throughout the match. Trent Bridge is a high scoring venue with a pretty flat wicket on offer. However, the overcast conditions may tilt the fixture in favour of bowlers. Short boundaries at this venue will make things difficult for the bowlers. Bowlers need to use variety and sharp bouncers very precisely to put a lid on the runs. In the last 10 games, 481 is the highest Batting score at this venue, while 314 is the average. The records are in favour of chasing team, out of last 25 completed ODI, 14 games won by the team batting second.
We expect the team winning toss will definitely wish to bat second at this venue.
The Australian side is extremely balanced and got many star performers in their side. Furthermore, they hold very strong ODI win record against Bangladesh. On the other hand, Bangladesh team has vulnerabilities in the middle order batting and bowling. They played excellent cricket of late against a quality opponent, but they will have their task cut versus in-form Australian outfit. Though it looks like a pretty fair encounter, Australia is an easy favorite to win this match. Bangladesh lacks firepower in their bowling unit to put the Australia batting unit under pressure. We predict Australia will win this match based on the recent performances.
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