Bangladesh opt to bat first in 4th T20I vs Australia

Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first in the fourth T20I against Australia on Saturday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Bangladesh won the series with three consecutive wins in the first three matches of the five-match series. It was Bangladesh’s maiden series win against Australia in any format of cricket.

Bangladesh fielded an unchanged XI in this match while Australia made two changes— overlooking Adam Zampa and Nathan Ellis to pave way for Andrew Tye and Mitchell Swepson.

After wrapping up the series, Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyad said that the Tigers are a better team in T20Is than the ranking suggests.

Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed and Mahmudullah played the big roles behind Bangladesh’s unprecedented success against Australia.

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

Australia (Playing XI): Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade(w/c), Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Daniel Christian, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Hazlewood

Source: United News of Bangladesh