Mustafizur Rahman is the leading wicket-taker of the series with five scalps at an economy of under five.
Bangladesh have thoroughly dominated Australia in the five-match T20I series thus far. In the first game, they defeated the visitors for the first in the shortest format. Mahmudullah and Co. followed it up with another resounding show against the Aussies on Wednesday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
After batting first, Australia could only muster 121 on the board with Mitchell Marsh scoring 45 at just over a run-a-ball. Chasing the target, Bangladesh lost five wickets early. However, Afif Hossain Dhrubo and Nurul Hasan Sohan stitched together an unbeaten partnership of 66 runs for the sixth wicket.
The Tigers got over the line with eight balls to spare. Going into the next match on Friday, August 6, the Aussies are in a must-win scenario. The hosts, on the other hand, must be brimming with confidence. After their series win against Zimbabwe, they will be looking to beat Australia as well.
Playing combination for BAN vs AUS
Shakib Al Hasan is currently the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in the series with 62 runs at a decent strike rate of 124. Afif Hossain got a fifty last time around and the knock should keep him in good stead. The others have chipped in as well. Mustafizur is the leading wicket-taker of the series with five scalps. The onus will again be on the spinners to put a lid on the run-scoring.
Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad (C), Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mahedi Hasan, Nurul Hasan Sohan (WK), Shamim Hossain Patwary, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
Bench: Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Mithun, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Taijul Islam
Mitchell Marsh is the leading run-scorer of the series with 90 runs from two games. In both games, he scored 45 runs, but his efforts weren’t enough for the Aussies to win. The rest of the batting has been shambolic, to say the least. In the bowling department, Josh Hazlewood has picked up four wickets. Mitchell Starc has been expensive as he has leaked runs at an economy rate of 8.71.
Alex Carey, Matthew Wade (C and WK), Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Andrew Tye
Bench: Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Swepson, Ben McDermott
BAN vs AUS Head-to-Head
Played – 6 | Bangladesh – 2 | Australia – 4 | N/R – 0 | Tied- 0
Played – 3 | Bangladesh – 2 | Australia – 1| N/R – 0 | Tied- 0
BAN vs AUS Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 05:30 PM IST, 06:00 PM local time
Live Streaming – Fancode