Australia and Bangladesh will face each other in the 34th match of the World T20 Cup today. While Bangladesh, who have lost all four of their matches, will look to end their last match with a win, Australia will have a great chance to strengthen their bid at semifinals by defeating Bangladesh. The match will take place at the Dubai International Stadium.
Australia, who suffered a crushing defeat against England in the last match, will improve their batting and try to keep their semi-final hopes alive by returning to today's World T20 Cup match against Bangladesh. Australia is still in the race of making to the semifinals, and Bangladesh have been left out of the race after losing the first four matches.
The Aaron Finch-led Australian team looked strong ahead of the match against England, but their weaknesses against England came to the fore. Finch scored against England, but his top-order batsmen have not consistently done well. Finch and David Warner will have to give Australia a flamboyant start.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, have been the worst performers in the tournament. The team played four matches and lost all four matches. Even today, they are going to face a strong contender, Australia. Though Bangladesh beat Australia in the T20 series this year, the conditions are different here and today's match is not going to be easy for Bangladesh at all.
Bangladesh were bowled out for just 84 in the last match against South Africa. Shakib Al-Hasan's dismissal due to injury has disturbed the balance of the team. The Mahmudullah-led team will have to do well if they are to end their campaign with a win.
The minimum and maximum temperatures in Dubai will be 24 and 33 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be around 48 percent with no chances of precipitation.
The Dubai pitch will be slow, making it difficult to score runs on this pitch. The fast bowlers are expected to get help during the start of the innings, which may make it difficult for the batsmen to go for big shots. After winning the toss, the teams would love to bowl first.
Probable Playing XI For Australia
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood
Probable Playing XI For Bangladesh
Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad (c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam