The Australian cricket team is all set to take on Bangladesh in Match 43 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on Saturday, November 11 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. They have already qualified for the knockouts round and will play the second semi-final against South Africa.
Australia is placed third on the table with six wins from eight matches. They defeated Afghanistan in the recent match, and are on a six-match winning streak. Meanwhile, Bangladesh has been knocked out from the race of knockouts. They are eight on the points table, with four points from eight games. In this article, we take a look at the key player battles for the Australia vs Bangladesh match in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Key Player Battles for AUS vs BAN
Najmul Hossain Shanto vs Josh Hazlewood
Najmul Hossain Shanto powered Bangladesh to a win against Sri Lanka in the recent game. He slammed 90 runs off 101 deliveries, with twelve boundaries. Overall, Najmul Hossain Shanto has scored 177 runs at an average of 25.28, including two fifties. On the other hand, Josh Hazlewood has picked up 12 wickets in the tournament. He bowled well against Afghanistan recently, taking 2/39.
Glenn Maxwell vs Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Glenn Maxwell played the innings of his life against Afghanistan in the recent ICC ODI World Cup match. It is being hailed as one of the best ODI knocks of all-time. Maxwell slammed a double century in the match chasing 292. He will be keen to once again make an impact for Australia. However, he has to tackle Mehidy Hasan Miraz. The Bangladesh bowler has had a decent tournament so far, taking 10 wickets in 8 matches.
Mahmudullah vs Adam Zampa
Mahmudullah is Bangladesh’s leading run-scorer in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. He has slammed a century and a fifty, scoring 296 runs at an average of 59.20. He will be keen to finish the tournament well. Meanwhile, Adam Zampa is the second leading wicket-taker in the tournament. He has taken 20 wickets at an average of 19.20. The contest between the duo will be interesting to watch.