BAN vs AUS, 3rd T20I

Match Preview –

Australia will face Bangladesh in the 3rd T20I match of a 5-match series at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on 6 August 2021. Bangladesh is leading the series by 2-0 as they defeated the Aussies in the 2nd T20I match with 5 wickets to spare. The Australian squad is missing several key players who opted-out of the tour and some of them are nursing injuries. They need to put their backs into the game and try to win the next match or risk handing over the series to Bangladesh.

Pitch and Weather Report –

Pitch is favorable for batting and is best suited for pacers. Chance of light rain with temperatures at 28-29 ° C.

Venue Stats (T20)

 Total matches                               46

Matches won batting first               23

Matches won bowling first              23

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 made 22 runs from 21 balls and gave an important contribution to chase the target in the last match.

Matches – 119

Runs – 1742

Average – 24.19

2) Matthew Wade – He has great experience in this format and is an excellent pick from his squad for this category. He is not in his best form but has a lot of potential to be the saviour of this series for Australia in the next match.

Matches – 146

Runs – 2918

Average – 26.77

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 is a top order batsman, whose performance affects his team and a lot will depend on him for the next match.

Matches – 59

Runs – 1497

Average – 29.35

2) Mahmudullah – He is a strong right-handed batsman who can drive the ball imperiously through the covers. He has the potential to lead his team through victory in the next match.

Matches – 248

Runs – 4460

Average – 24.77

3) Josh Philippe – The right-handed batsman was playing in good form in the past few matches. He can save his team from a loss in the next match given that he holds the pitch long enough to smash the next innings.

Matches – 63

Runs – 1522

Average – 28.18

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 is playing a little slow lately, but he is the kind of player who can turn the match on his best day.

Matches – 112

Runs – 1522

Average – 20.56

Top 4 Bowler Picks

 1) Mustafizur Rahman – The left-arm medium-fast bowler is a left-arm pace sensation and a star player from his squad. He gave good fantasy points in the last match as he uprooted 3 wickets from Australia in the last match.

Matches – 146

Wickets – 195

Economy – 7.28

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 went wicketless in the last match but he cannot be ignored from the fantasy team, given his excellent form on this pitch.

Matches – 49

Wickets – 34

Economy – 6.62

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 a wicket in the last match.

Matches – 46

Wickets – 52

Economy – 7.44

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 has been consistently taking wickets in this series including the wicket he took in the last match.

Matches – 104

Wickets – 148

Economy – 7.25

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 and scored 23 runs in the last match.

Matches – 76

Runs – 921

Average – 20.46

Wickets – 66

Economy – 7.26

2) Ashton Agar – The right-handed batsman and right arm medium bowler is playing in good form. He has great experience in this format which he has put to good use as he bagged a wicket in the last match.

Matches – 105

Runs – 920

Average – 16.42

Wickets – 85

Economy – 7.35

3) Shakib Al Hasan – The left-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler has played excellent innings in the last match. He has consistently taken a wicket in the last 2 matches of this series and proved to be a valuable player for his team.

Matches – 333

Runs – 5337

Average – 20.52

Wickets – 376

Economy – 6.86

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 – 120

Runs – 2643

Average – 31.84

Wickets – 61

Economy – 8.26

Predicted Playing 11

 Bangladesh – Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed

Australia – Alex Carey, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

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Poll Winning Percentage

Australia – 40%

Bangladesh – 60%

Source- www.cricket.com