General

Bangladesh and Australia will play a five-match Twenty20 International series starting from August 3

Bangladesh are a formidable opponent at home, and their confidence is high following a recent away series victory against Zimbabwe. Australia’s T20I team, on the other hand, lost their most recent series against the Windies. The Australian team will be keen to whitewash the team tigers in the series, while Bangladesh’s primary goal will be to register their first twenty20 victory against Australia. Bangladesh’s squad includes some quality players, and they have a strong chance of winning a couple of matches against Australia. The preview of the BAN vs. AUS series 2021 will give you an insight into the two teams’ strengths.

Notable T20I record between Bangladesh and Australia

The Bangladesh-Australia Twenty20 International series will begin on August 3. The remaining four matches will be held on August 4, 6, 7, and 9, respectively. The Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur will host all of the matches. The following are some significant T20I head-to-head records between Bangladesh and Australia.

# The forthcoming five-match series between Bangladesh and Australia will be the first bilateral T20I series between the two countries.

# Australia presently have a 4-0 lead in the head-to-head meeting.

# Shakib Al Hasan has scored the most (143) runs for Bangladesh, while David Warner (81) is topping the list of most runs for the Aussie side.

# Shakib Al Hasan has taken the most (5) wickets for Bangladesh, while Dirk Nannes (4) is topping the list of most wickets for Australia.

# Mathew Hayden made the highest individual score (73*) for Australia, while Shakib Al Hasan played the highest individual innings (66) for Bangladesh.

# Dirk Nannes has the best bowling figures (4/18) for Australia, while Shakib Al Hasan has the best bowling figures (3/27) for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh’s Squad for the BAN vs. AUS Series 2021

The team that competed in the last Zimbabwe series will play the forthcoming twenty20 home series against Australia. Only Liton Das will be unavailable due to personal reasons. Mushfiqur Rahim will not play in the series after breaking the bio-bubble regulation, while Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out due to injury.

Apart from them, the team has all of the expected names. The squad includes several top-notch pacers, spinners, and all-rounders.The most crucial players for Bangladesh in the series will be CaptainMahmudullahRiyad, the world-best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, and cutter-master Mustafizur Rahman.

This will be an excellent opportunity for the young players to display their abilities against one of the world’s most formidable opponents. Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, and Nurul Hasan have all been in excellent form recently, and Bangladesh cricket fans have big expectations from them. Shoriful Islam and Taskin Ahmed will be crucial in the pace attack. They must play well in order to keep their place in Bangladesh’s T20 squad.

The Bangladeshi players who can make a difference

Mahmudullah: T20Is: 92 | Runs: 1,560 | HS: 64* | SR: 123.02| Wkts: 31 | BBI: 3/18 | Econ: 7.34

Shakib Al Hasan: T20Is: 79 | Runs: 1,604 | HS: 84 | SR: 124.43| Wkts: 95 | BBI: 5/20 | Econ: 6.82

Mustafizur Rahman: T20Is: 43 | Wkts: 61 | BBI: 5/22 | Econ: 8.02

Probable Playing XI (Bangladesh)

Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, MahmudullahRiyad (Captain), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan (WK), Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam

Australia’s Squad for the BAN vs. AUS Series 2021

The Australian Cricket Board announced an 18-man squad for the series against the Windies and Bangladesh. Led by Aaron Finch, the Australian side was defeated 4-1 by the Windies in a five-match Twenty20 series. However, they bounced back in the One-Day International series, winning 2-1 against the Windies.

Aaron Finch was hurt during the limited-over series against the Windies and has been ruled out of the upcoming Bangladesh series. Mathew Wade is most likely to captain Australia during the Twenty20 series against Bangladesh.

Australia’s squad still contains some world-class players and is capable of beating any team in the world. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood have both returned to the Australia team, and the Baggy Greens will have a formidable bowling attack for the series. Mathew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, and Moises Henriques will be crucial in the batting order.

The Australian players who can make a difference

Mitchell Marsh: T20Is:25 | Runs: 544 | HS: 75 | SR: 128.30 | Wkts: 15 | BBI: 3/24 | Econ: 7.48

Mathew Wade: T20Is: 43 | Runs: 613 | HS: 80 | SR: 130.70

Adam Zampa: T20Is: 46 | Wkts: 47 | BBI: 3/14 | Econ: 7.03

Probable Playing XI (Australia):

Josh Philippe, Matthew Wade (Captain, WK), Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Swepson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc

Verdict

Both teams will be looking to put up a strong performance since this five-match contest is deemed a pre-ICC T20 World Cup preparation series. The preview of the BAN vs. AUS series 2021 reveals that Australia are clearly ahead of Bangladesh in terms of the overall twenty20 International record between these two sides. However, the current Bangladesh twenty20 squad is stronger than before. Bangladesh will make the series difficult for Australia. Therefore, we can expect a fiercely contested series between Bangladesh and Australia.

Source: United News of Bangladesh