Bangladesh are one step away from creating history.
Bangladesh will take on Australia in the 3rd T20I on Friday. Bangladesh have made complete use of their home conditions and dominated the slightly inexperienced Australia unit in the first two T20Is. Now, they are on the verge of winning a historic T20I series against Australia.
Australia were completely clueless in the first two T20Is against the quality spin-attack of Bangladesh. They managed to score 108 and 121 runs in the 1st and 2nd T20Is respectively, which shows they lack the ability needed to excel on the slow Bangladeshi surface. They are in a must-win situation to stay alive in the series.
Bangladesh vs Australia, 3rd T20I
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Date & Time: August 6th, 5:30 PM IST and 5:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
It’s a completely slow surface where spinners will play a major role right throughout the match. The ball is holding a bit onto the surface, which is giving the batters a hard time in the middle. Playing straight and rotating the strike rate will be crucial on this surface.
Probable Playing XIs for BAN vs AUS:
Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Shamim Patwary, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott / Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Top Picks for BAN vs AUS Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
21-year-old upcoming star, Mohammad Naim Sheikh faced the Australian bowlers for the first time in his career and scored 39 runs in 2 matches in this series, with the highest score of 30.
Moises Henriques looked comfortable in the 2nd T20I and attacked the spinners well, until he got out playing across the line when he was on 30 runs. He will be a must pick for your fantasy teams.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Shakib Al Hasan contributed really well with both bat and ball in this series. Bangladesh’s frontline all-rounder has scored 62 runs and has picked up 2 wickets.
Mitchell Marsh has carried his good run of form from the Caribbean into the series as well. He is the only Australian batter who looked comfortable against Bangladeshi bowlers. In 2 matches in this series, he has scored 90 runs at a strike rate of 103.44.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Mustafizur Rahman has been a nightmare for the Australian batters in this series. With his unique change-up deliveries, he has caused plenty of problems for the Australians. In 2 matches in this series, he has picked up 5 wickets, with the best figures of 3 for 23.
Despite unfavourable conditions for the quick bowlers, Josh Hazlewood bowled well in both matches in this series. He has picked up 4 wickets, with the best figures of 3 for 24.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Nurul Hasan Sohan saved Bangladesh from an early collapse in the 2nd T20I. He came when the team was struggling at 67 for 5 and his valuable contribution of 22* runs from 21 deliveries helped Bangladesh take a 2-0 lead in the series.
BAN vs AUS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for BAN vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Alex Carey, Moises Henriques, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mitchell Marsh (vc), Mahedi Hasan, Afif Hossain, Josh Hazlewood, Mustafizur Rahman, Mitchell Starc
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for BAN vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Nurul Hasan, Moises Henriques (c), Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Josh Philippe, Shakib Al Hasan, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Mahedi Hasan, Mitchell Starc, Mustafizur Rahman (vc), Nasum Ahmed
BAN vs AUS Risky Captaincy Choices:
Mahedi Hasan has impressed with his all-round performances in this series. He has picked up 2 wickets and has also scored 30 runs with the bat. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Even though the wicket is ideal for spinners, Mitchell Starc has picked up 3 wickets in this series. You can take a risk and choose as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Soumya Sarkar has scored only 2 runs in the first two matches, considering his present run of form 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.