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Australia need 141 to win against Bangladesh

Australia’s bowler Zampa claimed his second wicket of Shanto who hit highest score this campaign. — x/ESPNcricinfo

Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first against Bangladesh at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua, in the Super 8 clash of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

Australia restricted Bangladesh to 140-8 in 20 overs after a hat-trick from star pacer Pat Cummins, who bagged figures of 3-29 in four overs.

This is the first Super 8 match for both sides in the tournament.

“We are going to bowl first. Looks a decent wicket, don’t think it’ll change too much. It’s always nice to get used to the conditions, we have played one game here. The wickets have played pretty well, hopefully we have a great game,” Australia captain Mitchell Marsh said at the toss.

“As the tournament goes deeper, the pressure rises. Trusting our game, sticking to our style and more importantly enjoy the game. Two changes. Starc and Cummins come in for Agar and Ellis,” he added.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh skipper Najmul Shanto said: “I’d have bowled first as well, but happy to bat. We made one change, Shaki Mahedi comes in and Jaker Ali isn’t playing. As a batting group, we need to do something special. Looks a good wicket.”

Australia are in high spirits as they have won all of their group matches so far including a massive win against England. They will aim to continue their winning streak through the Super 8 stage. 

Earlier, the toss was delayed a bit by rains. 

Squads

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman

Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

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