Australia the defending champions are going into the 2019 world cup under the pressure to perform well as the last 12 months have not been good for Australian cricket team. They lost a record number of ODI series last year but they did try to redeem themselves in the last bilateral series against India which they won 3-2. Bangladesh are the underdogs and one of the weaker teams in the tournament they need to perform well in all the 3 departments of the game in order to compete against the big teams. Bangladesh lack the big match temperament and the consistency to perform well on crunch moments, moreover they have also never won any ICC held world event.
Head to head in ODI internationals
Historic record and stats suggest that Australia has absolutely crushed Bangladesh whenever these 2 teams have met for a match.
- Total matches played in ODI internationals: 20
- Australia won: 18
- Bangladesh won: 1
- Tied: 1
The record clearly suggest that Australia have demolished Bangladesh in their recent outings. This time around in world cup it’s not going to be any different and Australia will win this encounter easily. England conditions are likely to suit the Australian team better than the Bangladesh cricket team. Australia has a good and a well-balanced side to beat the Bangladesh team. They will meet each other again in world cup in 2019 later this year
- Venue: Trent bridge, Nottingham
- June 20, 2019
- Australia ODI ranking: 6
- Bangladesh ODI ranking: 8
This match will be a crucial match for the Australia team to continue their world cup campaign in a positive way. Bangladesh’s record in England conditions and pitches has not been great, they have struggled in those conditions. Moreover they rarely get to play a bilateral series against England in England so they are not greatly accustomed to those conditions. Australia has thrashed Bangladesh many a times in the past cause they are far superior then them in all 3 departments of the game.
It’s an easy bone to predict this one, unless we are found wanting by a miracle upset then this contest should be easily won by Australia as they have a good squad and it is a well-balanced team. They have an edge over Bangladesh cricket team in almost all the departments of the game. Bangladesh will come out positive and will try to put up a good competitive game but to topple Australian cricket team they will have to perform out of their skins in all the departments. But the track record suggests otherwise, Australia have had a 90% win percentage while facing off against Bangladesh in ODI international matches so it’s highly unlikely for Australia to lose against them in the world cup match later this summer in England.