A Twenty20 International series between Bangladesh and Australia will begin on August 3. The 18-member Australian squad has already arrived in Bangladesh. On the other side, the Bangladesh team has remained unchanged for the forthcoming series against Australia. Both teams have some excellent cricketers who can change the outcome of a match and guide their teams to victory on any given day. We tried to put up a combined T20I XI from the players of the two teams ahead of the five-match bilateral twenty20 BAN vs. AUS Series 2021, which has been discussed in this article.
BAN vs. AUS Series 2021: Best combined T20I XI from Bangladesh and Australia
1) Josh Philippe (Australia)
M: 8|Runs: 119|HS: 45|SR: 111.21
Josh Philippe will have to carry more responsibility in the absence of Aaron Finch. Philippe is a brilliant young talent with a promising future ahead of him.
2) Soumya Sarkar (Bangladesh)
M: 56|Runs: 1,077|HS: 68|SR: 127.60|Wkts:9 | BBI: 2/19 | Econ: 9.81
Soumya Sarkar has rediscovered his rhythm during the away series against Zimbabwe. He will be a key player for Bangladesh in the T20I series against Australia.
3) Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
M: 79|Runs: 1,604|HS: 84|SR: 124.43|Wkts: 95| BBI: 5/20 | Econ: 6.82
Shakib Al Hasan is a seasoned campaigner despite his recent batting difficulties. Shakib could be the deciding factor in the series against Australia.
4) Mitchell Marsh(Australia)
M: 25|Runs: 544|HS: 75|SR: 128.30|Wkts:15 | BBI: 3/24 | Econ: 7.48
Mitchell Marsh has been in excellent form since the Windies series. Mitchell’s performance would be vital for team Australia in the Bangladesh series.
5) Moises Henriques (Australia)
M: 19|Runs: 315|HS: 62*|SR: 131.79|Wkts:7| BBI: 3/22 | Econ: 8.59
Moises Henriques is a crucial part of Australia's T20 lineup. He will play an important role in the Australian batting order during the contest.
6) Mahmudullah Riyad (Bangladesh, Captain)
M: 92|Runs: 1,560|HS: 64*|SR: 123.02|Wkts:31| BBI: 3/18 | Econ: 7.34
The captain of Bangladesh's T20I team, Mahmudullah Riyad will have to bear a significant amount of responsibility against Australia. He is an important hitter in the death overs.
7) Mathew Wade (Australia, WK)
M: 43|Runs: 613|HS: 80|SR: 130.70
In the absence of Aaron Finch, wicketkeeper-batsman Mathew Wade is the most likely candidate to lead Australia in this series. He is a tough batsman in the death overs.
8) Andrew Tye (Australia)
M: 29|Runs: 76|HS: 20|SR: 120.63|Wkts:42| BBI: 4/23 | Econ: 8.95
Andrew Tye is a genuine breakthrough bowler in the shorter-version format. He has the ability to cause trouble to Bangladesh batters.
9) Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
M: 43|Wkts:61| BBI: 5/22 | Econ: 8.02
Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman will lead Bangladesh's bowling attack in the series. His cutter bowling could be crucial in putting pressure on Australia's batting lineup.
10) Mitchell Starc (Australia)
M: 39|Wkts:48| BBI: 3/11 | Econ: 7.15
Mitchell Starc is a fiery pace bowler, and Bangladesh batters must be prepared to face him. On his day, he can destroy any batting order.
11) Adam Zampa (Australia)
M: 46|Wkts: 47 | BBI: 3/14 | Econ: 7.03
Adam Zampa is an excellent wicket-taker with his leg-spin. Zampa's spin, as well as his ability to take wickets, may make a difference in a match.
It's never easy to pick the best XI from two international teams. The Bangladesh-Australia Combined T20I XI 2021 has been selected based on recent form and experience. The majority of the players in the XI are Australians, as the Australian squad has more experience and better stats than the current Bangladesh side. Although, Bangladesh's twenty20 team has the ability to upset the opponent in the forthcoming BAN vs. AUS Series 2021.