On Thursday, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will witness Australia battle Bangladesh. The latter come into this match high on confidence after they stunned the West Indies. On the other hand, Australia are the clear favourite to win, as they have the stronger team. Australia, have lost just one game so far, which was against India, while Bangladesh have just two wins.
The two teams have met on 3 occasions and Australia have won two of them, with one non-result. Australia lead in the highest score score tally with a score of 181 to Bangladesh’s 178. The Aussies also lead in the lowest score tally, with 106 compared to 104.
Predicted Playing 11
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon..
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman.
Weather and pitch report
The match takes place at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. This is the last round robin match at the venue and the authorities will be hoping to provide a good pitch. However, all eyes will be towards the heavens as fans pray that the rains stay away.
Prediction for match result
The pressure is on the Tigers to rise up the table and somehow sneak into the top 4. So far, they have endured a miserable campaign at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. As mentioned earlier, they lost two matches and stunned West Indies in their last game.
Meanwhile, in the Australia camp, they will be boosted by the return of Marcus Stoinis from injury.
In conclusion, this Australia vs Bangladesh ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game should go in the Aussie’s favour. The Bangladesh tiger, are largely considered the underdogs due to the fact that Australia are the stronger team on paper. However, the danger man for Bangladesh will be Shakib Al Hasan.