Bangla Tigers have the ability to cause a major upset in this series.
Bangladesh will take on Australia for the first time in a bilateral T20I series. The five-match series will get underway from 3rd August. Mirpur’s She-e-Bangla National Stadium will host all the matches. Bangladesh had an excellent tour of Zimbabwe, where they won the 3 matches T20I series 2-1. They are a formidable side, and especially on their home turf, they can beat any side on a given day.
Meanwhile, Australia will be led by Matthew Wade, who has been given the captaincy responsibilities after Aaron Finch was ruled out due to a knee injury. Australia had a poor outing in the West Indies, where they lost the T20I series by a 1-4 margin. However, the 2-1 victory in the ODIs provided some sort of relief for them. With completely contrasting conditions from West Indies, it will be a challenge to acclimatize to the Bangladeshi conditions.
Bangladesh vs Australia, 1st T20I
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Date & Time: August 3rd, at 5:30 PM IST and 5:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
It’s an out-and-out spinning track where spinners can expect a turn from one ball. Due to rain, the surface will get further slower. It’s a herculean task for the batters to score runs on this slow sluggish surface.
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Probable Playing XIs for BAN vs AUS:
Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mahedi Hasan/Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nurul Hasan Sohan (wk), Shamim Hossain Patwary, Mohammad Saifuddin/Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam
Matthew Wade (c & wk), Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Wes Agar/Andrew Tye
Top Picks for BAN vs AUS Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Moises Henriques had a reasonable series against West Indies. In 5 matches, he accumulated 95 runs at an average of 19, with the highest score of 33.
If he can continue his uphill climb, Mohammad Naim Sheikh will be an asset for Bangladesh. He has scored 374 runs in T20Is at an average of nearly 35.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan is a must pick on any given day for your fantasy teams. He had a decent series against Zimbabwe, where he managed to score 37 runs and picked up 3 wickets with the ball.
Mitchell Marsh had a fabulous series against West Indies, where he ended as the leading run-scorer with 219 runs in 5 matches. He was effective with the ball as well, as he picked up 8 wickets.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Mustafizur Rahman will be vital for Bangladesh in this series. He can provide breakthroughs with the new ball and as well at the backend of the innings. More importantly, the batters will find it tough to read his variations.
Adam Zampa will play a massive role in this series for Australia. Since the surfaces are much helpful for the spinners here, he can turn the game for the visitors.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
With extra added responsibility on his shoulders, Matthew Wade needs to deliver for his side at the top of the order. He averages 21.13 in the T20Is.
BAN vs AUS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for BAN vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Matthew Wade (vc), Moises Henriques, Mahmudullah, Josh Philippe, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Mitchell Starc
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for BAN vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Matthew Wade, Ben McDermott, Josh Philippe, Mohammad Naim Sheikh (vc), Shakib Al Hasan, Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Soumya Sarkar, Adam Zampa, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
BAN vs AUS Risky Captaincy Choices:
Mahmudullah hasn’t got much success in the T20I series against Zimbabwe. Going with his recent run of form, he is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
The conditions might be completely opposite to his strengths, but Mitchell Starc has the ability to pick wickets on any surface. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Nurul Hasan Sohan lacks experience at this level. He averages 20.8 in his 11 T20I innings, and hence, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.