Australia vs Bangladesh Live Score Updates: AUS vs BAN, Five-time world champions Australia take on Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune from 10:30 today. The two teams have had drastically different World Cup campaigns so far, with the Bangladesh Tigers losing all their matches after their opening encounter against Afghanistan, apart from a win in their last outing against Sri Lanka.
The Aussies, on the other hand, have won six games in a row after their opening two defeats to India and South Africa. The Kangaroos have found a hero at every stage of the tournament, from the batting prowess of David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh to the bowling wizardry of Adam Zampa and the Aussie quickies.
Australia’s top-order batsman Steve Smith missed the last match against Afghanistan due to a viral infection and the Kangaroos will be keen to get the experienced batsman back into the side as they prepare for the crucial clashes. Australia, who have already qualified for the semi-finals, are likely to face South Africa in the big game.
In their last outing before the semi-finals, Pat Cummins and Co will be looking to keep the momentum going into the knockout stages of the tournament.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, would have been encouraged by a much-needed win over rivals Sri Lanka in their last outing. However, the loss of captain Shakib al Hasan to injury could add to the Men in Green’s woes.
Australia and Bangladesh world cup squad:
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (C), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
Bangladesh squad: Najmul Hossain Shanto (C), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Anamul Haque, Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
Australia vs Bangladesh: When, where and how to watch the clash?
The Australia vs Bangladesh match will air live on Indian television via Star Sports channels. Indian viewers can also enjoy free live streaming of these matches on the Disney+Hotstar app and website. Social media giant Meta has also partnered with the ICC for World Cup 2023 coverage on Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and Threads.