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The 34th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 sees Australia take on Bangladesh on Thursday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The two teams have had contrasting fortunes in the super 12 stage.

Bangladesh have not managed to win a single game in the super 12s. They have played four matches so far and lost all of them. Mahmudullah and Co. came close twice but didn’t end up winning the games. Bangladesh are out of the contentions for reaching the semi-finals and will be playing their last match of the tournament on Thursday.

They are coming into this game on the back of a disappointing six-wicket defeat over South Africa. Once again, their batting failed to make an impact. A clinical bowling display from Proteas led to Bangladesh getting bundled out for a paltry 84-run total.

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In-form batsmen, M Naim, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah got out on 9, 0, and 3 respectively. Liton Das (24 off 36) and Mahedi Hasan (27 off25) were the only ones who showed some kind of fight. South Africa chased down the score in 13. 3 overs with six wickets in hand.

Australia, on the other hand, are also coming off a humiliating 8-wicket defeat over England. Despite the loss, Australia are very much in contention for making the semis. They began their campaign with a win and are currently sitting at the third position on the table with 2 wins in 3 matches. Australia need to win both their remaining matches and with a big margin to ensure themselves a top-four finish.

England bowlers were right on the money from the very first over against England on Saturday. A collective effort with the ball helped the team restrict Australia to just 125 runs in the first innings.

Aaron Finch and Ashton Agar
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Aaron Finch held firm at one end but wickets kept falling at the other end. Finch scored 44 off 49 but the likes of Warner (1 off 2), Steve Smith (1 off 5), Maxwell (6 off 9) and Stoinis (0 off 4) all got out cheaply.

Jos Buttler’s 71-run off just 32 deliveries knock denied Australia of gaining any momentum in the second innings. Courtesy of his superlative knock, England chased down the score in 11.4 overs.

Australia need to win against Bangladesh to give themselves a chance of reaching the semi-finals. One can expect them to exhibit a solid performance on Thursday.

AUS vs BAN: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Dubai International Cricket Stadium- ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 34

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah
Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah. Credits: Twitter.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium will play host to the 34th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 between Australia and Bangladesh.

There will be movement early on for the seamers and thus both team should look to bowl first upon winning the toss. There is not a lot of spin but if the spinners bowl at good areas, it will be tough for batsmen to play big hits, especially because of big boundaries. Having said that, it is a good batting surface and anything above 160 would be a par score here.

Average 1st Inns scores 142
Average 2nd Inns scores 124

The temperature here will be hot and humid. The conditions here should suggest that there is no possibility of rain. One could expect a good game of cricket. The average temperature will hover around 42-degree Celsius.