BAN vs AUS 5th T20I Match Preview: Australia and Bangladesh are all set to square off in the fifth and the final match of the T20I series on Monday, August 9 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. The hosts have been phenomenal thus far, dominating the series 3-1.
The Playing XI has been so impressive that the team dared not make any changes to it. After all, they have marched into their first series win against Australia, which they aren’t going to forget in a very long time now. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and debutant Mustafizur Rahman deserve a lot of credit. In the last four matches, Mahmadullah returned figures of 2 for 16, 3 for 23, 0 for 9, 2 for 9. Captain Mahmudullah has carried out his responsibility well.
For Australia, Mitchell Marsh continued with his form and Daniel Christian did a fine job but the series has overall been weird for the batting department of both sides. The pitch was highly favourable for the bowlers and did not allow the target in a single match to breach the 140-run mark.
BAN vs AUS Head-to-Head
Played – 8: Bangladesh – 3 wins | Australia – 5 wins
Played – 5: Bangladesh – 3 wins | Australia – 2 wins
Match: BAN vs AUS, 5th T20I
Date – 9th August 2021
Time – 05:30 PM IST, 12:00 PM GMT
Venue – Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
BAN vs AUS T20I Squads
Mohammad Naim, Rubel Hossain, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Taijul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Mahedi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shamim Hossain
Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Matthew Wade, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Wes Agar, Daniel Christian, Adam Zampa
Bangladesh – Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, and Nasum Ahmed
Australia – Matthew Wade (c & wk), Josh Philippe, Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, and Josh Hazlewood