Match Preview –

Australia will face Bangladesh in the 2nd T20I match of a 5-match series at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on 4 August 2021. Australia’s 23-run loss to Bangladesh in the first match demonstrated how much they are missing their key players. Bangladesh got off to a good start, but they’ll have to work on their batting on slow pitches to maintain their form against Australia for another couple of matches.

Pitch and Weather Report –

Pitch is favorable for batting and is best suited for pacers. Chance of moderate rain with temperatures at 30-31 ° C.

Venue Stats (T20)

 Total matches                           45

Matches won batting first          23

Matches won bowling first         22

Average 1st Inns scores           151 Average 2nd Inns scores           130

Highest total recorded               211/4 (20 Ov) by BAN vs WI

Lowest total recorded                72/10 (17.1 Ov) by AFG vs BAN

Highest score chased               194/4 (16.4 Ov) by SL vs BAN

Lowest score defended            129/8 (20 Ov) by SL vs UAE

Top 2 Wicketkeeper pick

 1) Nurul Hasan – The right-handed batsman is a compact player who has good defensive technique and flair in his strokeplay. He has delivered great performances in the last series against Zimbabwe.

Matches – 118

Runs – 1720

Average – 23.88

2) Matthew Wade – He is a doughty wicketkeeper-batsman who is in his best form and is an excellent pick from his squad for this category. He has given hard hitting performances in the previous matches against West Indies.

Matches – 145

Runs – 2914

Average – 26.98

Top 4 Batsman picks

1) Mohammad Naim Sheikh – The left-handed batsman has glamour to his batting.  He uses his hand-eye coordination quite well against the quicks. He has played well in the last series against Zimbabwe. He made quick 30 runs in the 1st match of the series.

Matches – 58

Runs – 1488

Average – 29.76

2) Mahmudullah – He is a strong right-handed batsman who can drive the ball imperiously through the covers. He was beneficial for his team in the last match. He scored crucial 20 runs in the 1st T20I.

Matches – 247

Runs – 4460

Average – 24.91

3) Josh Philippe – The right-handed batsman was playing in good form in the past few matches. He gave good fantasy points in the last series and the same is expected from him in the upcoming matches too. He played a little slow in the last match but has potential to play well in the next matches.

Matches – 62

Runs – 1512

Average – 28.52

4) AJ Turner – The right-handed batsman is a tall, powerful right-hander, who mixes clearing the rope with deft placement and brilliant running between the wickets. He is a hard-hitting batsman who can turn the winds of the match in his team’s favour.

Matches – 111

Runs – 1519

Average – 20.80

Top 4 Bowler Picks

 1) Mustafizur Rahman – The left-arm medium-fast bowler is a left-arm pace sensation from his squad and has given good fantasy points in the last series against Zimbabwe. He took 2 wickets in the last match.

Matches – 145

Wickets – 192

Economy – 6.15

2) Nasum Ahmed – The slow left arm orthodox bowler is a talented player who has great experience in this format and will be a wise pick for the upcoming match. He proved to be a deadly bowler for Australia in the last match as he took 4 wickets.

Matches – 48

Wickets – 34

Economy – 6.60

3) Josh Hazlewood – The right-arm fast-medium bowler is an excellent player from his team. He has delivered excellent bowling performances in the last series. He has consistently given good fantasy points due to his dynamic wicket-taking abilities. He took three wickets in the last match.

Matches – 45

Wickets – 51

Economy – 7.48

4) Mitchell Starc – The right-arm medium fast bowler’s pace and mental make-up has proven to be very beneficial for his team in the last series against the Windies. He was on a wicket taking streak with his attacking bowling against West Indies in the last series and even took 2 wickets in the last match.

Matches – 103

Wickets – 147

Economy – 7.24

Top 4 All-rounder picks

 1) Mahedi Hasan – The right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler has a unique style of bowling that baffles even the most experienced batsman. He has emerged as a bright young star player from his team. He took a wicket in the last match.

Matches – 75

Runs – 898

Average – 20.40

Wickets – 65

Economy – 7.30

2) Ashton Agar – The right-handed batsman and right arm medium bowler is playing in good form. He has good experience in this format.

Matches – 104

Runs – 920

Average – 16.72

Wickets – 84

Economy – 7.39

3) Shakib Al Hasan – The left-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler has played excellent innings in the last series against Zimbabwe. He consistently took a wicket against them and proved to be a valuable player for his team. He took a wicket in the last match.

Matches – 332

Runs – 5311

Average – 20.50

Wickets – 375

Economy – 6.87

4) Mitchell Marsh – The left-handed batsman and right arm medium bowler is a hard-hitting batsman and dynamic bowler with great wicket-taking skills. He is a must-pick for the upcoming match. He made 45 hard-hitting runs in the last match.

Matches – 119

Runs – 2598

Average – 31.68

Wickets – 61

Economy – 8.27

Predicted Playing 11

 Bangladesh – 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

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

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Poll Winning Percentage

Australia – 44%

Bangladesh – 56%