The Tigers must be high on confidence after their 2-1 against Zimbabwe in the T20I series.

Bangladesh Cricket Team
Bangladesh Cricket Team. (Photo by JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP via Getty Images)


Bangladesh are all geared up to lock horns with Australia in the first T20I of the five-match series on Tuesday, August 03 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The Tigers must be high on confidence after beating Zimbabwe.

The Tigers won the three-match T20I 2-1 at the Harare Sports Club. The hosts won’t have their premier batters Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das in the series due to various reasons.

The Aussies, on the other hand, lost their previous T20I series 1-4 against the West Indies. Matthew Wade has been named the skipper in place of Aaron Finch, who has been ruled out of the series due to a knee injury.

Match Details

Match – Bangladesh vs Australia – 1st T20I

Venue – Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Time – 05:30 PM IST, 06:00 AM Local

Where to watch live – Fancode

Pitch Report

The pitch in Dhaka has helped the spinners over the years and pacers may not have a lot of work to do. The average score at the venue also suggests that batters have had their fair amount of say. Chasing should be the way forward in the opening encounter.

Avg score: 150 (44 T20Is in Dhaka)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 22, Lost – 22, N/R – 0

Playing combination for BAN vs AUS


Predicted XI

Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad (C), Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mahedi Hasan/Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nurul Hasan Sohan (WK), Shamim Hossain Patwary, Mohammad Saifuddin/Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam

Bench: Mahedi Hasan/Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Mithun, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin/Shoriful Islam, Rubel Hossain


Predicted XI

Matthew Wade (C and WK), Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Wes Agar/Andrew Tye

Bench: Wes Agar/Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Swepson, Alex Carey, Ben McDermott

BAN vs AUS Head-to-Head


Played – 4 | Bangladesh – 0 | Australia – 4 | N/R – 0 | Tied- 0

In Bangladesh

Played – 1 | Bangladesh – 0 | Australia – 1| N/R – 0 | Tied- 0

Probable best batsman of the match

Mitchell Marsh– Australia

Mitchell Marsh has performed exceptionally for Australia in T20Is of late. In the T20I series against the West Indies, he got scores of 51, 54, 75 and 30. He couldn’t cross the single figure score only once in the series. The right-hander will again play a crucial role for them in the series. Not to forget that Marsh also picked up seven wickets in the series with the ball.

Probable best bowler of the match

Mitchell Starc- Australia

Mitchell Starc had a torrid time in the T20I series against West Indies. He picked up a solitary wicket and also went for quite a few runs in four matches. However, the left-arm fast bowler made a stupendous comeback in the ODIs. The speedster ended as the leading wicket-taker of the series with 11 scalps from three games.

Today’s match prediction: Australia to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.


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