Australia vs Bangladesh, Match 43
ICC World Cup, 11 November, 2023, 10:30 AM IST, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Australia will face Bangladesh in their final league encounter of the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India.
The match is scheduled to take place at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune and will start at 10:30 AM IST with two matches set to be played on the day.
This is a potential dead-rubber encounter with Bangladesh knocked out of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Australia will be looking to make the most of this encounter ahead of the knockouts.
Even though they are still jostling for a final position on the points table, it is also important for them to improve their NRR to be prepared for any adversities in the remaining matches of the World Cup.
Also, their final position on the points table will also determine their opposition, and hence, this encounter is crucial in that aspect for the men in yellow.
The only concern for them will be the availability of two of their crucial players in the lead-up to the knockouts.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh have been extremely poor, especially with the bat in this World Cup. They started their campaign with a confident win over Afghanistan but everything has gone downhill since then.
Their Champions Trophy qualification is also in jeopardy already and the only thing they will be looking at this match is to bow out on a high.
After dominating so many teams in the ODI format at home during bilateral series, they were expected to improve on their performances at the World Cup.
But with multiple controversies surrounding Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan just before the mega event, the team paid the price eventually which even the latter admitted recently.
The Australia vs Bangladesh prediction is an easy one for the naysayers, as the five-time champions are the predicted favourites to win this encounter. While Australia will be keen on gaining some confidence before knockouts, Bangladesh will be keen on ending their campaign with a win.
The match is scheduled to be played in Pune where India and Afghanistan chased down middling totals while New Zealand couldn’t chase 350-odd runs against South Africa. The team batting first will be looking to go big and then defend the total.
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for Bangladesh: L-L-L-L-L
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for the Australia: W-W-W-W-L
AUS vs BAN Match Preview
Australia will be eager to have the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh back for this encounter. Before the semifinal, they will be looking to play with their full-strength side.
Their batting certainly lacked bit in the absence of Maxwell, especially against England when they could reach only 286 runs batting first. Also, it remains to be seen if Marnus Labuschagne will lose his spot with strike rate being the main point of discussion with Steve Smith also in the playing XI.
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter: Travis Head
Probable Best Bowler: Mitchell Starc
Probable Playing XI: David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne/Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green/Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins (C), Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
As far as Bangladesh are concerned, they need not change anything but will have to play with the intent to win or even threaten Australia in this encounter.
Their opener Tanzid Hasan will be hoping to finally to repay the faith showed in him in this World Cup. Even the veteran Shakib, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur are also most probably playing their last game of the ODI World Cup and they will be keen on ending their World Cup careers on a high.
Probable Best Perfomers
Probable Best Batter: Shakib Al Hasan
Probable Best Bowler: Taskin Ahmed
Probable Playing XI: Tanzid Hasan, Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) November 4, 2023
Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions for AUS vs BAN
The pitch at the MCA stadium in Pune has been decent to bat on in Pune but with sun beating down, the spinners have their say in day matches.
Conditions will be the same for both teams with the match starting at 10:30 AM IST. The pitch is likely to slow down as the match progresses, provided the sun stays out right through. The team winning the toss will likely bat first if there is no prediction for rain.
MCA Stadium, Pune ODI Records
Total Matches: 10
Match Won batting first: 5
Match won bowling first: 5
Average 1st innings score: 300
Average 2nd innings score: 264
Predicted weather condition: It is expected to be partly cloudy in Pune during the match on Saturday. There is around 20% chance of rain in the afternoon which might disrupt play but the team might not worry about it much. The temperature will be in the early 30s throughout the match.
Australia vs Bangladesh Dream11 Match Prediction
Wicket-keepers: Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim
Batters: David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith
All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood
Recommended Captain: Mitchell Starc
Recommended Vice-captain: Shakib Al Hasan
It is imperative to have more players from Australia in your Dream11 Fantasy team for this match. However, in the wicketkeepers category, Liton and Rahim are picked as they might give more points than Inglis.
Warner, Head and Smith are a must in the batting department while Al Hasan and Mehidy are predicted to make the difference in the all-rounders category in our Dream11 selection. Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood should be picked among the bowlers.
Australia vs Bangladesh win prediction: Australia to win
Australia are the clear Dream11 favourites to win this match and they will go hard at Bangladesh to gain confidence ahead of the knockouts. Bangladesh, meanwhile, have nothing to lose on the points table but they will have to play their best cricket to beat the five-time champions, which looks unlikely at the moment.