Australia have not done well © AFP
Australia have not done well © AFP

Australia take on Bangladesh in Match 22 of T20 World Cup 2016 at Bangalore on Monday. Bangladesh will feel they are in with a good chance of pulling off an upset given their current form and momentum. On the other hand, Australia have been defeated by New Zealand amd were at tje receiving end of a 3-0 whitewash against India earlier in the year. They managed to beat South Africa 2-1 but they will not feel too confident of pulling off a win unchallenged given the conditions and the opposition. Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia vs Bangladesh, T20 World Cup 2016, Match 22 at Bengaluru

Bangladesh are severely hampered by the absence of Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed, but they will be aided by the addition of Shuvagata Hom and Kamrul Islam. Australia have to still figure out their batting, with skipper Steven Smith failing severely with the bat. He is keeping the likes of Aaron Finch out because of his ineptitude. Usman Khawaja and Shane Watson are set as openers, and David Warner has done well at No. 4 but Smith is the odd one out who is setting the entire team back. Live Cricket Blog: Australia vs Bangladesh, T20 World Cup 2016, Match 22 at Bengaluru

Australia also have to figure out their bowling, which is currently all over the place. Josh Hazlewood, who took a hat-trick in the warm-up match against West Indies, was dropped from the first match. Andrew Tye, John Hastings, and Nathan Coulter-Nile are  the other frontline pace bowlers who are in the Australian squad.


Australia: Shane Watson, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (c), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Ashton Agar, Peter Nevill (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Andrew Tye, Josh Hazlewood.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Kamrul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.

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