Result: The game between Australia and Bangladesh was rained off leaving both teams to share a point apiece.
Australia v Bangladesh betting tips for Champions Trophy 2017 are placed in this article. Both Australia and Bangladesh will look to notch up their respective first wins when they face off the fifth game of the 2017 Champions Trophy. The game will be played on Monday, June 5.
Venue: The Oval, London
Time: 1.30 pm local (6 pm India time)
Neither team managed a win in their respective first games. Bangladesh were pummelled by the hosts England, who defeated them by eight wickets and with almost three overs to spare. Bangladesh did pile up 305 but they should have scored at least 330 from the kind of start they got and 350 if they needed to push England back.
Australia, on the other hand, struggled with the bat against the Kiwis and some might say they were lucky to get away with a point from their abandoned game. They did well to restrict New Zealand to 291 in a rain-affected 46-overs-a-side game, but were then thwarted back by the loss of three early wickets.
Rain had the final say after that.
Australia will need to re-look at their bowling performance which saw them getting carted around for a lot of runs. Josh Hazlewood did pick up six in the end but any other team with a slightly deeper batting might have made the Aussies pay.
Bangladesh will need to re-think their strategy of playing just four bowlers, and could need to play slightly more aggressively towards the last 15 overs of their batting.
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One can expect Australia to play the same playing XI unless there are any niggles. Sure they didn’t deliver in the first game but it was a rained off game and just the first of the competition. The players need time to adjust to the conditions too and that is what Steven Smith and the coach Darren Lehmann might want to consider before making any changes.
Australia’s expected playing XI:
Warner, Finch, Smith, Head, Henriques, Maxwell, Wade, Hastings, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood.
Bangladesh will have to re-think their strategy. They cannot afford to go into their game against Australia with just four frontline bowlers and expect to get away again. Mehedi Hasan might be brought in and a batsman will have to be sacrificed for him.
Bangladesh’s expected playing XI:
Tamim, Sarkar, Kayes, Sabbir, Mushfiqur, Shakib, Mashrafe, Taskin/Mehedi, Mustafizur, Rubel, Mossadek
Australia v Bangladesh head to head in ODIs:
The two sides have played in 19 ODIs and Australia have won 18 of those 19. The one time that Bangladesh did win was in England in a tri-series with the hosts being the other side. That was also the time Australia lost their first Ashes series in a long time.
Australia v Bangladesh betting tips:
Australia to win: 1/3
Steven Smith to top-score for Australia