Bangladesh have never won a Twenty20 match against Australia. As a result, Bangladesh will be motivated to upset Australia in the upcoming five-match T20I series. The chances of beating Australia are much better this time than they have been in the past.Both sides have some outstanding cricketers who are capable of destroying the opponent on their day. These cricketers will be in pole position to win the best player of the series award if they can perform at their best.This article looks at five talented cricketers who can make a difference in the BAN vs. AUS T20I Series 2021.
Potential players to make upsets in BAN vs. AUS T20I series 2021
1) Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
T20I Record in 2021:M: 3|Runs: 37|HS: 25|SR: 160.86|Wkts: 3| BBI: 1/24 | Econ: 7.00 | Catch: 2
Shakib Al Hasan will have to shoulder most of the responsibility if Bangladesh is to have a decent series against Australia. The world's finest all-rounder has struggled with the bat since returning from a one-year ban imposed by the International Cricket Council. However, his presence in the playing XI always provides added motivation to the players.Hopefully, Shakib will regain his usual rhythm during the contest and help Bangladesh in winning this series against Australia.
2) Mitchell Marsh (Australia)
T20I Record in 2021: M: 10|Runs: 286|HS: 75|SR: 143.71|Wkts: 8| BBI: 3/24 | Econ: 6.76 | Catch: 5
Mitchell Marsh has been in superb form with the bat and the ball since the start of this year. He is the most consistent performer in the present squad. Mitchell will play an important role in Australia's batting order and could also contribute to the bowling attack in this series.
3) Mahmudullah Riyad (Bangladesh)
T20I Record in 2021: M: 5|Runs: 85|HS: 34 |SR: 126.86
Mahmudullah Riyad is Bangladesh's most proficient power hitter on the international stage. He can speed up the run rates when it’s most needed. Mahmudullah must also demonstrate his ability as a captain, especially at the crucial stage of the game. Bangladesh's chances in the series will be largely determined by his performance as a batsman and as captain.
4) Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
T20I Record in 2021: M: 2|Wkts: 3| BBI: 3/31 | Econ: 9.87
Bangladesh's cutter-master Mustafizur Rahman has only played two Twenty20 International matches this year because of injuries. He could also miss a couple of games in this series. Mustafiz will be Bangladesh's most lethal weapon whenever he returns in the series. His off-cutter deliveries will be tricky for Australian batters to handle.
5) Mitchell Starc (Australia)
T20I Record in 2021: M: 4|Wkts: 1| BBI: 1/15 | Econ: 8.81 | Catch: 2
Australia's quickest bowler Mitchell Starc has only played four games for the Baggy Greens this year. He has been struggling to find his rhythm, but the Bangladeshi batsmen may find this fiery bowler too much to handle. Bangladeshi batters may struggle with Starc's line and lengths. On a given day, Starc is capable of destroying any opposition in the world. So, it will be interesting to see how Bangladesh batsmen handle the pace of Mitchell Starc. It will be fascinating to see how the Bangladesh batsmen handle Mitchell Starc's pace in the BAN vs. AUS T20I Series 2021.
The visiting Australia team does not have some renowned cricketers. Captain Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, and Galen Maxwell are among them. On the other side, the Bangladesh team will play this series in the absence of a few star players. Tamim Iqbal will not be able to take part in the contest due to an injury. Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das will be unable to participate because they breached the bio-secure bubble aimed at protecting players' health safety. Besides, Mustafizur Rahman is likely to miss the opening few games of the series. So, we can't rule out the possibility of youngsters shining in this BAN vs. AUS T20I Series 2021.