ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Australia vs Bangladesh Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Australia Women vs Bangladesh Women taking place? Thursday 27th February, 2020 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is Australia Women vs Bangladesh Women taking place? Manuka Oval, Canberra

What is the expected weather for Australia Women vs Bangladesh Women? 22c in sunny skies

What channel is Australia Women vs Bangladesh Women on? This match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream Australia Women vs Bangladesh Women? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Australia Women vs Bangladesh Women? Ticket information for all ICC Women’s T20 World Cup matches here

THE TEAM NEWS

AUSTRALIA WOMEN

  • After losing to India Women in their opening match of the Women’s T20 World Cup that they are hosting, Australia Women suffered another scare but were able to overcome that to earn their first win of the tournament.
  • Some strong bowling efforts allowed Australia to restrict Sri Lanka Women to 122/6 but some poor batting from the top order left Australia in real trouble in their reply as they were reduced to 10/3.
  • It was down to skipper Meg Lanning and Rachael Haynes to dig their side out of a hole as they combined for 95 with Lanning remaining unbeaten on 41 to guide her side to a five-wicket win but the Australians only managed to surpass their target with three balls remaining.

BANGLADESH WOMEN

  • Bangladesh Women put up a good fight against India Women in their opening match of the Women’s T20 World Cup but ultimately fell short as they failed to score quickly enough with the bat.
  • The Bangladeshi bowling unit did a solid job across the board as they were able to limit India to 142/6 and although that total was never going to be easy to chase down, they had every chance of doing so.
  • A slow start to their innings made their task difficult and despite showing signs of a fightback, they were unable to rein the run-rate in and fell short by 18 runs but Bangladesh will be content with their effort in that contest and know they have something to build on.

THE PREDICTION

Australia Women won their first game of the tournament but were made to work hard for it and the defending champions know that they have to greatly improve. They looked in big trouble after the loss of three early wickets in their bid to chase Sri Lanka Women’s total down but Meg Lanning produced a captain’s knock to guide her side to the win. They now face Bangladesh Women who will hold no fear ahead of this game but the hosts are likely to come good sooner rather than later and that should be the case here in what is set to be a comfortable victory.

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