World cup 2015 Match 11 Group A: Australia vs Bangladesh preview
Updated - Feb 20, 2015 4:17 pm
World cup 2015 Match 11 Group A: Australia vs Bangladesh preview:
Date: February 21, 2015 Time: 0900 IST
Australia have everything going for them. Their batting is in form, their bowling is also in best form.
Aaron Finch, David Warner, Glen Maxwell, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Marsh scored runs in the first match and though Steve Smith and Shane Watson got out early, that was just a blimp on the Aussie form radar.
The bowling was spot on with Marsh and Starc destroying the English top order which left them 92/6. Marsh picked up 5 wickets and Starc and Johnson took 2 each to rout England. They would still look to give more batting to Smith and Watson so that they can get in some much needed batting in the match.
Bangladesh has their work cut out against Australia despite winning their first match against Afghanistan. They are up against the best side in the tournament with all its players in terrific form.
Bangladesh showed that they still have to work a bit on top of the order and Tamim Iqbal needs to score runs for Bangladesh to have a good start against Australia. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim can handle the Australian bowling easily and the batting could revolve around them. Anamul Haque and Soumya Sarkar would like to curb their natural instinct and try to lend support to those in form.
While Bangladeshi bowling came good against Afghanistan, Australia is completely different matter. They have the batting stars that can dismantle any bowling unit and Bangladesh has just 2 bowlers with experience in Mortaza and Shakib. But Taskin Ahmed and robel Hussain have the pace to trouble the Aussie batsmen. Also spinners Shakib and Mahmudullah can trouble Aussies due to their vulnerability against spin.
Last 5 ODIs:
AUS: W W NR W W
BAN: W W W W W
Possible playing XI:
Aus: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (C), Glen Maxwell, Brad Haddin (WK), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty
Ban: Masrafe Bin Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mominul Hoque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Al Amin Hossain,Arafat Sunny.