Bangladesh are in cruise control lately, as they beat Australia yet again to get a 2-0 league in the five-match T20I series. Another win for the Bangla Tigers would seal them a series in their favor. The Australians, on the other hand, have lacked the fight and desire to even compete at this moment of time. In the second T20I, Australia were restricted to a meager total of 121/7 in 20 overs. The hosts successfully chased down the target with five wickets in hand. The Aussies are being let down by their batsmen, and could go opt for a change in personnel in the crunch game ahead. Meanwhile, Bangladesh would prefer to stick to their game plan which has brought them success recently.
Fixture Name: 3rd T20I, Bangladesh vs Australia
Date: 6 August
Time: 5:30 PM IST
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla Stadium
Team Form Guide (T20Is):
Pitch Report: The wicket at the Sher-e-Bangla is should remain towards the slower side of things, and a first innings score of 150 could prove to be enough.
Grand League Team 1
WK: A Carey
BAT: Mahmudullah, J Philippe, S Patwari
AR: S A Hasan, M Marsh (VC)
BOW: M Starc, A Zampa, M Rahman (C), N Ahmed, S Islam
Grand League Team 2
WK: M Wade, A Carey
BAT: M Henriques, Mahmudullah, M Naim
AR: S A Hasan (C), M Marsh
BOW: J Hazlewood, M Starc (VC), M Rahman, N Ahmed
Grand League Team 3
WK: M Wade
BAT: Mahmudullah, A Turner, M Naim
AR: M Marsh, A Agar, S A Hasan
BOW: J Hazlewood (C), M Starc, S Islam (VC), N Ahmed
Mustafizur Rahman has proved to be lethal in the previous two T20Is for Bangladesh. Mustafizur has bagged five wickets from the last two games, and can cause further problems for the Aussies through his variations.
Shakib Al Hasan is the usual candidate who will be expected to deliver in both departments. The star all-rounder has nine fifties in T20Is, and is three short of a 100 wickets as well.
Mitchell Marsh has been the rare standout with the bat for Australia ever since the tour to West Indies. Marsh has scored back to back knocks of 45 runs each, and can also chime in with the ball in hand.
Josh Hazlewood has impressed with his ability to restrict runs and pick wickets at regular intervals. Hazlewood has picked up four wickets from the two T20Is at an economy rate of 6 per over.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim are all unavailable
Expected Changes an Strategy:
Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mahedi Hasan, Nurul Hasan Sohan (wk), Shamim Hossain Patwary, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, N Ahmed
Injury Report and Unavailability: Aaron Finch is unavailable in the squad.
Expected Changes and Strategy:
Matthew Wade, A Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, A Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Andrew Tye
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