Tue, 12 December 2023
The Daily Ittefaq

ICC World Cup 2023: Bangladesh bat first vs Australia

Update : 11 Nov 2023, 11:16

Australia have won the toss and opted to bowl first against Bangladesh in the ICC World Cup match on Saturday in India’s Pune.

In the lead-up to this match, Bangladesh participated in eight World Cup games, facing defeat in six. Their only triumphs were against subcontinental rivals — Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. 

Shakib Al Hasan is unavailable for this match. The regular ODI captain of Bangladesh left the team following a finger injury sustained in the last match against Sri Lanka. 

In his absence, Bangladesh’s ODI vice-captain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, leads the team. In previous World Cup encounters, Bangladesh faced Australia three times, failing to secure a victory. 

Despite aiming to conclude their World Cup campaign on a positive note, Captain Shakib remarked that this edition would be remembered as the worst in Bangladesh’s history. 

More on this topic

More on this topic