The Aussies won the previous game, but concerns over their batting remain.
Bangladesh and Australia are set to face each other in the fifth and final match of the T20I series on Monday, August 9 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. The Tigers have been stupendous thus far, and are leading the series 4-1.
They won the series after winning the first three games. In the previous game, they nearly defended 105 despite Shakib Al Hasan going for 30 runs in one over.
The Aussies, on the other hand, have strained in the batting department barring Mitchell Marsh and Daniel Christian. Their bowlers have done well. They will now be looking to end their campaign on a high.
Match – Bangladesh vs Australia – 5th T20I
Venue – Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Time – 05:30 PM IST, 06:00 PM Local
Where to watch live – Fancode
The pitch in Mirpur has been an excellent one for bowling. The batters have had to work out of their skins to even rotate the strike, leave along hitting boundaries. The spinners have gotten a significant turn from the surface. Batting first should be the way forward.
Avg score: 147 (48 T20Is in Dhaka)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 24, Lost – 24, N/R – 0
Playing combination for BAN vs AUS
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
Alex Carey, Matthew Wade (C and WK), Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Swepson
Bench: Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Ben McDermott, Adam Zampa
BAN vs AUS Head-to-Head
Played – 8 | Bangladesh – 3 | Australia – 5 | N/R – 0 | Tied- 0
Played – 5 | Bangladesh – 3 | Australia – 2| N/R – 0 | Tied- 0
Probable best batsman of the match
Mitchell Marsh– Australia
Mitchell Marsh has been exceptional thus far in the five-match T20I series. In the first two matches in the series, he got scores of 45. In the third game, he notched his maiden half-century, though it came in a losing cause. In the fourth match of the series, he got out for 11, but he remains the leading run-scorer.
Probable best bowler of the match
Mustafizur Rahman- Bangladesh
Mustafizur Rahman has been excellent with the ball in hand. There have been times when the Australian batters had no clue of how to play him. In four matches, the left-arm pacer has picked seven wickets at an economy rate of 3.56. His cutters have generated a serious amount of bite. Even in death overs, he has given nothing away.
Today’s match prediction: Bangladesh 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.