CWC 2019, Match 26 - AUS vs BAN - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 26, Australia vs Bangladesh: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Marcus Stoinis might play this game while Coulter-Nile has also been declared fit.

Bangladesh players
Bangladesh players. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Exactly a day after the 14-year anniversary of their famous victory over Australia in Cardiff, Bangladesh will be facing the defending champions in Nottingham. The Tigers can really take inspiration from that performance and should back themselves to create history again. They are also high on confidence after gunning down 322 runs against the Windies and the Trent Bridge offers them another batting beauty.

Australia, on the other hand, have recovered from the loss against India and are coming into this game having defeated the other two Asian teams, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, comfortably. Will Bangladesh pose a challenge in front of them is the question. Well, they will have to topple a couple of big teams to make it to the semi-finals of this World Cup. It will be a thrilling game if Bangladesh play to their potential.

Marcus Stoinis will most probably return to the playing XI for Australia which is a massive boost while they might also ponder over including one of the spinners ahead of Jason Behrendorff. Bangladesh bowlers looked out of ideas when Shimron Hetmyer and Jason Holder attacked them but came back well to restrict the opposition. They will have to be more clinical against Australia. Bangladesh might go in unchanged for the key encounter.

Match Details

The 26th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Australia and Bangladesh at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (09:30 AM GMT) (3:00 PM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

The previous game at the Trent Bridge between India and New Zealand was washed out. The forecast is not promising for this match either and the start is expected to be delayed with showers predicted around 9 AM. Things might improve later in the day and we might be in for a shortened game. The temperature will hover around 14-16 degrees Celsius during the match.

Pitch Report

Trent Bridge has hosted three matches in this World Cup so far while the fourth one was washed out. This is the final match of the event at the venue and the curator will be keen on providing a good strip. However, the conditions will also have a say on the proceedings.

Average score batting first: 247 (Three World Cup 2019 matches at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 2

Probable Playing XIs


David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon.

Bench – Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shaun Marsh.


Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman.

Bench – Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed.

Team News

Nathan Coulter-Nile sat out of the previous game due to a sore back and has been declared fit.

Marcus Stoinis was seen bowling in the nets and might play as well.

Power Picks

Shakib Al Hasan at No.3 in ODIs:

Innings: 19

Runs: 955

Average: 59.68

100s: 2

50s: 8

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Shakib Al Hasan, Usman Khawaja, David Warner

Vice-Captain Options: Aaron Finch, Mushfiqur Rahim, Steve Smith

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Liton Das

Batsmen – David Warner, Aaron Finch (VC), Soumya Sarkar, Steve Smith

All-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan (C), Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim (VC), Alex Carey

Batsmen – Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja (C), Tamim Iqbal, Steve Smith

All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Shakib Al Hasan

Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Saifuddin.

Expert Advice:

To have Smith, Finch and Warner in the team, only two of Starc, Cummins, Rahim and Maxwell can be picked. We have selected Maxwell and Starc based on current form. If Australia bowl first, you can also go for Cummins ahead of Maxwell.

Probable Winners:

Australia are expected to win this match but Bangladesh won’t let them have that easily.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.