The third match of the 5-match Twenty20 International series between Bangladesh and Australia will be played on Friday (August 6) at the SBNCS in Mirpur. The match will start at 6 pm (BST). The first two games were also staged at the same venue, and we noticed that the pitches helped the spinners. The curator is expected to make a similar pitch for this encounter. Bangladesh players will have to put up a good effort to win this shorter version series against Australia. The third match preview of the BAN vs. AUS 2021 T20I series is discussed in this article.
Bangladesh’s Team News
Senior cricketer Shakib Al Hasan played a key role in Bangladesh's batting order in the first two matches. Bangladesh were able to put up a competitive score in the first match and also chase down a low score in the second match because of his two crucial knocks.
Young Afif Hossain has also shown maturity in the series. He scored a crucial 20 runs in the first match and led Bangladesh to victory with a 37-run innings in the second match. So, Bangladesh will rely heavily on them in this crucial match.
On the other hand, off-spinner Mahedi Hasan and left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed are enjoying a fantastic series. Mahedi Hasan made the initial breakthrough for Bangladesh in the first two matches, while Nasum has taken wickets in the midst of the innings. Experienced Shakib Al Hasan has done his part with the ball.
The fact that left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman has rediscovered his rhythm in this series is the most promising factor for Bangladesh's campaign. The condition is ideal for his bowling. Australian batters have struggled against his off-cutter, slower, and effective bouncers. Pacer Shoriful Islam has also performed well in this series for the tigers. He has made an effort to maintain his accuracy and has been effective thus far.
Opener Soumya Sarkar hasn't performed well in the series. It's possible that Mohammad Mithun will take his position in the third match. Aside from that, no more changes to the playing XI are expected.
Bangladesh’s Predicted XI
Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan, MahmudullahRiyad (captain), Mahedi Hasan, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Nasun Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam
Australia’s Team News
Australia's aggressive mindset has yet to provide a positive outcome in this series. Bangladeshi bowlers pushed hard from the start of the innings in the first two matches and got the results they wanted. Bangladesh spinners, in particular, have taken early wickets and put pressure on the batsmen.
Australia will have to put up their best effort in order to stay alive in the series. Because this is the do-or-die contest for Australia. Australia will concede the series against Bangladesh if they lose this match against the tigers.
As a result, they have no choice except to win the contest. So, we may see a different Australia on Friday. We may also expect a couple of changes in the playing XI. Ben McDermott, in particular, may replace out of form batsman Alex Carey.
Australia’s predicted XI
Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, MoisesHenriques, Matthew Wade (captain &wk), Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Pitch and Weather Report
Spinners will get an advantage from the surface, therefore they will play an important role in changing the scenario of the third match of BAN vs. AUS 2021 T20I series. Dhaka's weather will most likely be cloudy on Friday, but temperatures will remain hot and humid. The Australian team must adjust to the conditions as fast as possible because the Bangladesh team is taking full advantage of home conditions.
The third T20I match of the BAN vs. AUS 2021 series will be much more competitive, with Australia hoping to come back in the series. As a result, the Australian team will go all out to beat Bangladesh. On the other side, Bangladesh will have a great opportunity to win a bilateral series against Australia for the first time in their cricket history. However, the specific roles that Bangladeshi players will play in the match against Australia will be vital. Bangladesh have the potential to wrap up the series against Australia if they can maintain their composure throughout the game. Overall, cricket fans are looking forward to a thrilling matchup between Bangladesh and Australia.