Bangladesh will face Australia in their last match of the World Cup Super Twelve on Thursday (November 4). A consolation victory sought by the weary-weary team. On the other hand, Australia’s goal is to advance in the semi-finals. Besides, Aji Shibir is desperate to avenge the loss in Bangladesh tour. The match will start at Dubai Cricket Stadium at 4 pm Bangladesh time.
It is as if it has become the norm for the Bangladesh team not to practice before or on the day after the match. The cricketers did not go to the field the day before any match except one match against Sri Lanka. On the contrary, everyone has enjoyed the life of a hotel prisoner. Most of those who practiced for a few days were not around the venue. Official press conferences have also been held online.
The Tigers seem to be losing before they lose. Which is having an impact on the playground. There is not even a speck of team combination in the team. The hunger to win the match seems to have disappeared. However, the Tigers’ spin bowling coach Rangana Herath gave a message of hope. He said the team’s morale is down a lot. Despite going close to victory, repeated defeats have put pressure on the cricketers. The batsmen could not stand at all in the Africa match. Shakib is not there either. All in all, it will be tough, but I don’t want to lose before I lose. Must fight.
The main challenge is to keep Mahmudullah’s forces strong in the last match. Apart from Shakib and Mustafiz, the helplessness of the team has come to the fore in the South Africa match. Even dreaming of winning against Australia is now presumptuous. However, the memories of Aji’s murder on the home field are giving air to the Tigers’ hopes. However, if the condition and the reality of the team match with the wicket, then the light of hope is now dim. In this regard, Herath said, we should not lose faith in ourselves. We are a good team, maybe not clicking for some reason. We lost this Australia. Despite the different conditions, that victory will give you confidence.
Australia wants to win this match against Bangladesh. I remember the revenge of the 4-1 series rate! However, the kangaroos know that the claws of an injured tiger can be terrible. That’s why Aussie spinner Aston Agar is respecting the opponent. He said, our loss against Bangladesh is on a completely different wicket. Everything here will be different. Our team is also stronger than before. Bangladesh is going through a bad time now, it does not mean that they will not be able to fight back. We are not taking anyone lightly.
Bangladesh has never lost to Australia on the World Cup stage. In all four matches, all the matches have lost by a big margin. The two teams have to think about the toss and condition in the afternoon match.