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05-Jun-2017 05:42:00 GMT
Australia v Bangladesh, ICC CT 2017, The Oval

Australia and Bangladesh search first win

London: Bangladesh is keen to build on its growing reputation in the 50-over game with another big scalp.

Head-2-Head in ODIs:
Australia leads this head-to-head overwhelmingly, winning 18 of the 19 encounters against Bangladesh. Australia also won only game in Champions Trophy by nine wickets

Previous Champions Trophy encounter:
Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, September 19, 2002
Australia won by nine wickets

Key players for each side:

Australia: With an inevitably strong batting line-up, Australia will only have to worry about its bowling combinations during this Champions Trophy. No matter who else makes the team, Australia will be hoping that Mitchell Starc will be available for all its games. After recently becoming the fastest to 100 ODI wickets, Starc has proved that he is capable of leading the fast-bowling attack with his genuine pace and ability to swing the ball. With his ability to swing the ball at the start, and bowl yorkers at the death, Starc is a double-edged threat.

Bangladesh: Over the past few years, Bangladesh has had troubles mainly due to its bowling line up. In recent times though, the Tigers have had brilliant success with the ball mainly inspired by one man, Mustafizur Rahman. His main weapon, the slower-ball cutter, is almost perfectly disguised.

Teams from:


Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Sunzamul Islam, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith(c), Moises Henriques, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, James Pattinson, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

Stats

Bangladesh's lowest ODI total against Australia is 74, with its highest being 295.
Australia's high score of 361 is the only 300+ score it has against Bangladesh.

Best at Champions Trophy:
Australia: Winners 2006 and 2009          
Bangladesh: Group stage

Match facts
Monday June 5, 2017 (day/night)
Start time 1330 local (1230 GMT)


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