Bangladesh to face Australia on the 34th match of the T20 World Cup 2021 at 4 pm Bangladeshi Time Today.
Bangladesh will exit the World Cup today following a disappointing Super 12s campaign, but will they be able to take Australia with them? At the absolute least, Aaron Finch's squad must win both of their remaining games to have a hope of reaching the semi-finals, and even then, England must defeat South Africa since, barring exceptional circumstances, their net run rate cannot be improved sufficiently if South Africa also reaches eight points.
After recovering from their first qualifying defeat to Scotland, Bangladesh blew their opportunity to build a presence in the Super 12s when they couldn't defend 171 against Sri Lanka and then lost their nerve against the West Indies.
Australia will hope that Bangladesh's 84 all out against South Africa was a one-off performance and will aim to repeat their troubles against fast bowling.
Australia's return to a day game should make the coin toss less important, although their two victories have still come chasing. So far, the biggest total batting first in Dubai has been Sri Lanka's 154, which Australia easily defeated.
Bangladesh Probable XI
1 Mohammad Naim, 2 Liton Das, 3 Soumya Sarkar, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Afif Hossain, 7 Shamim Hossain, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Shoriful Islam
Australia Probable XI
1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood.