They get back their pole position. Still, no one is qualified for the semis officially, while no one is out. On Wednesday, New Zealand topped the table. Thursday, it was done by the Aussies. Come Friday, England will look to win the musical chairs round by beating Sri Lanka.
India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 3 Highlights: Shami and co take IND closer to series clean sweep In the form of his life, Shakib has already hit back-to-back centuries and Australia would still remember that it was he, who had plotted their downfall in Bangladesh's historic Test victory against them two years ago with a wicket match haul.
The format is different but coach Justin Langer admitted that his side will have to deal with Shakib. The good news for Australia is that all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is fit after missing two matches due to a side strain though he is not a definite starter against Bangladesh.
Langer also hinted that a specialist spinner may come in in his eleven in view of the "dry" strip at the Trent Bridge. That was more brought upon us because Stoinis got injured.
The swagger has been replaced by the straitjacket.
It's been wet, it's been overcast, the wickets get a bit drier. This one at Trent Bridge looks dry," he said.
Australia played leg-spinner Adam Zampa in their first three matches, winning two of those, but in the last two matches they have not fielded any specialist spinner. They have used part-timer Glenn Maxwell as their main spinner in the last two matches, with captain Finch also chipping in against Pakistan.
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon has not played so far in the tournament. Bangladesh, on the other hand, are nown to raise their level agianst top seides, Before getting the better of West Indies, they had shocked South Africa by 21 runs in their campaign opener. With five points from as many matches, Bangladesh have become a contender for the semifinal spot.
After his unbeaten , Shakib declared that he held no fear for the Australian pace brigade, led by Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. We've been coping well and we're not worried about that because we played England, we played West Indies.
Both the teams got , plus bowlers. I think we're a skilled team and we are capable enough to counter those challenges.
But the bowling department of Bangladesh will have to rise up to the occasion if they have to notch up their first win against Australia in the World Cup.
It will be broadcast live on the StarSports network in India. Trent Bridge pitch report and weather conditions: The pitch will be flat and plenty of runs are expected in the match. Clouds and lights showers are expected on the day of the match.
Team News: Marcus Stoinis suffered an injury which initially ruled him out for matches but according to ESPNcricinfo all-rounder trained with the team and could feature against Bangladesh.
Mitchell Marsh has been flown in as Stoinis' back up.
Finch is hitting the ball at a strike rate of Finch could punish Bangladesh bowling lineup. Shakib is this World Cup's leading run scorer with runs at a stunning average of He has been the reason for Bangladesh's decent run in the World Cup thus far.
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