Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - ICC Cricket World Cup - Australia v Bangladesh

ICC Cricket World Cup - Australia v Bangladesh
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The 26th match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup to be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham between Australia and Bangladesh might well turn out to be way closer than what you are expecting.

Bangladesh are coming off an exciting seven-wicket win against West Indies in the last game, chasing down 322 without breaking a sweat. They had started their campaign at a promising note with a win over South Africa but then lost their following two games against New Zealand and India. However, they are a well gelled unit and have the ability of beating any team on their day.

Australia, on the other hand, have won four out of their five matches so far. Their only defeat was against India when they fell for 316 while chasing 352.

Out of the 20 ODIs that Australia and Bangladesh have played, Australia have won 18, while Bangladesh have been able to win just one. In the last five matches played between the two, Australia have won four and lost one, while Bangladesh have lost two and won three.

New Zealand, India, Australia and England have settled themselves at the top four and are likely to remain there. If there is one team which has the ability to take down one of these four and make it to the semis, it is Bangladesh and Australia can be one team who would be on their radar.

That said, if Australia succeed in winning this match, they will pretty much ensure their smooth sail to the semi-finals.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Australia- Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

Bangladesh- Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mossadek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Australia

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Steve Smith (Australia)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Mitchell Starc (Australia)

Most Sixes – Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

Team Scores Batting first – Bangladesh 290+, Australia 325+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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