The Australians did not have a single clue what was waiting for them in their first-ever tour of Bangladesh. The Baggy Greens were seemingly expecting a stroll in the park in their 5-match T20I series. However, the Bangladesh side led by Mahmudullah was desperate to leave a firm mark of their arrival in international cricket. Bangladesh created history after beating Australia 3-1 for the first time in a T20I series. Bangladesh will host Australia for the 5th T20I game on Monday, August 9th at 5:30 PM IST in Dhaka. Here is Ban vs Aus 5th T20I Predictions.
Ban vs Aus 5th T20I Predictions and Preview
Bangladesh won three in a trot to clinch the five-match T20I series. The Australians pulled one back in the 4th game and will be eyeing to end the series on a good note with a win in the 5th T20I. Bangladesh won two of the three games while batting first. The pitch has favored only the bowlers in the entire tournament so far. The batting conditions are tipped to be difficult in the last T20I as well. “They don’t compare to anything I’ve faced in my career. These areas difficult conditions as I’ve seen for T20 cricket – 120 is like 190,” Christian said after the fourth game. It would be a surprise if anything changed for the last match.
Bangladesh vs Australia 5th T20I: Team News
Bangladesh were unchanged in the first four T20Is. The hosts are expected to play the same team in the 5th game as well. The Australians have tried multiple combinations in the entire series. Only the likes of Wes Agar and Jason Behrendorff have not made it into the Aussies playing XI so far. However, Agar and Behrendorff are not in contention to make it to Australia’s playing XI for the upcoming T20I World Cup as well. Pacer Hazelwood featured in all 4 games and can be handed a rest in the 5th T20I. Australians can also try three frontline spinners in the last game of the series.
Bangladesh vs Australia 5th T20I: Probable XI
Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Mahmudullah (capt), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasum Ahmed, Mushtifzur Rahman, Shoriful Islam
Matthew Wade (capt & wk), Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Dan Christian, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Hazlewood/Mitchell Starc