Australia win toss, send Bangladesh to bowl
Published : Thursday, 20 June, 2019 at 3:06 PM Count : 188
Australia captain Aaron Finch has won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh in the 26th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
The match starts at Trent Bridge, Nottingham at 3:30om (Bangladesh time) on Thursday.
Marcus Stoinis came back in the playing XI for Australia while Bangladesh brought pacer Rubel Hossain and hard hitter Sabbir Hossain in places of injured all-rounder Saifuddin and unfit Mosaddek.
So far, the Tigers played four matches in the tournament and secured victory against South Africa and West Indies and conceded defeat to New Zealand and England. A game against Sri Lanka was abandoned due to rain.
While defending champions the Aussies won four out of their five matches. Their only defeat is to its arch-rival India.
In 20 times meeting in ODIs, Bangladesh have been able to secure just a victory over five times World Cup winner Australia.
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman