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The 34th match of the ICC T20 World Cup is slated to be played between Australia and Bangladesh at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. There is no denying that the match holds a lot more importance to Australia than Bangladesh.

Australia dented their progress of reaching the semis after losing their last game against England. Before that game, Aaron Finch had exhibited solid performance with both bat and ball. As it stands, Australia are currently sitting at number three position on the points table in Group 1 with 2 wins in 3 matches.

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England have already qualified for the semi-finals and it remains to be seen as to who will be the second side from the Group 1. Australia are certainly in contention for reaching the semis, however, they need to play exceedingly well in their last two games to make a top-four finish. Australia’s net run rate is a concern and thus they would be aiming to beat Bangladesh by a big margin on Thursday.

Their confidence wouldn’t be too high after suffering an embarrassing defeat against England.

Big names such as David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell etc have all lacked consistently. The top-order has to play well if Australia want to go deep into the tournament. Skipper Aaron Finch is coming into the game on the back of consistent performances. The fans will once again pin their hopes on him to make an impact in the game. The bowling, though, is in quite balance and you don’t expect any chances taking place in that department.

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Facing them are Bangladesh, who are languishing at the bottom of the points table with 4 losses in 4 games. Bangladesh have had a poor outing in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup. It won’t be wrong to say that the team lacked collective performances with both bat and ball.

The overdependence on Shakib Al Hasan has been a major reason behind the downfall. Senior players such as Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim failed to hit the straps. In the last game against South Africa, Mushfiqur got out on a duck, while the skipper made 3 off 9 deliveries.

Bangladesh never got going against a solid South Africa bowling attack. Kagiso Radaba, Anrich Norjte and Tabraiz Shamsi picked 8 wickets between each other as Bangladesh were bowled out for just 84 runs in the first innings.

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Bangladesh seamer, Taskin Ahmed exhibited a sensational spell of fast bowling in the second innings. He took the key wickets of Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram, while giving away just 18 runs in his four overs.

However, the 84-run total was never going to be enough to defend and South Africa eventually chased down the score in 13.3 overs. Bangladesh have one last match remaining and they would look to end their campaign on a winning note.

AUS vs BAN Prediction, Who Will Win the Match Between Australia and Bangladesh? ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match No 34

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Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals 

Stats Matches AUS Win   BAN Won N/R
Overall 9 5 4
At Dubai International Crickert Stadium
In the last 5 matches 5 1 4
In T20 World Cup 4 4 0

STATS – T20

Total matches 68
Matches won batting first 33
Matches won bowling first 34
Average 1st Inns scores 142
Average 2nd Inns scores 124
Highest total recorded 211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs PAK
Lowest total recorded 55/10 (14.2 Ov) by WI vs ENG
Highest score chased 183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE
Lowest score defended 134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK

Toss Prediction for the 34th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl bowl first.

Predicted Scores for the 34th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
Australia 150-170 140-150
Bangladesh 130-150 130-140

(Players’ form)

Australia

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Aaron Finch 3 81 27
David Warner 3 80 26.67
Steve Smith 3 64 32
Glenn Maxwell 3 29 9.67
Mitchell Marsh 2 11 11
Marcus Stoinis 3 40 40

Who will score the most runs for Australia in the match: Aaron Finch or David Warner 

Bowling: 

Players Matches Wickets Average
Mitchell Starc 3 4 24.00
Pat Cummins 3 3 21.67
Josh Hazlewood 3 2 31.50
Adam Zampa 3 5 14.00
Glenn Maxwell 3 1 40.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Australia in the match: Mitchell Starc or Josh Hazlewood 

Bangladesh: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Mohammad Naim 6 157 26.17
Mohmudullah 7 153 30.6
Mushfiqur Rahim 7 143 23.83
Liton Das 7 133 19
Shakib Al Hasan 6 131 21.83

Who will score the most runs for Bangladesh in the match: Mushfiqur Rahim or Liton Das   

Bowling: 

Players Matches Wickets Average
Shakib Al Hasan 6 11 11.18
Mahedi Hasan 7 8 18.75
Mustafizur Rahman 6 8 23.75
Taskin Ahmed 5 5 21.20
Nasum Ahmed 3 4 19.25
Shoriful Islam 3 3 20.33

Who will pick the most wickets for Bangladesh in the match: Mahedi Hasan or Taskin Ahmed