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Editor’s Pick(Test): Bangladesh - Australia

Haha. What do you know? Bangladesh managed to defeat Australia after all. It was a shocking defeat. Bangladesh beats Australia. That right there. Shocking. And true.

Quick outline. Bangladesh scored 260 and 221 in their innings. The Aussies managed to respond with 217 and 244, falling short of the target by 20 runs. I am sure they were hurt real bad by this display. People back home have not taken it well either.

The consequences of this loss are very serious to Australia. They are down 0-1. If they lose the second test match, not only do they lose the series, they lose their current spot in the table and drop few positions. Apparently, heavy rain is predicted. If it does rain, Australia cannot even the two-test series. This puts them in a very bad position.
The second test match is very crucial to both teams. Bangladesh, in fantastic form and spirits, will want to form a winning streak. Australia, on the other hand, want to win the test match and get back some of the lost pride.

The team that the Aussies will go with tomorrow is still unclear. The players’ form is of concern. Wade needs to prove that he belongs in the team. Peter Handscomb might be trusted with his hands behind the wicket. ( love that pun). Usman Khawaja too needs to pull up his socks. Hilton Cartwright might be on the team. Keefe becomes the third spinner. Spinners is a way to go at the subcontinent

Let’s take a look at the winning lineup of the first test match.
Shakib Al Hasan
Nathan Lyon
Pat Cumins
Ashton Agar
Tamim Iqbal
David Warner
Taijul Islam
M Rahim
Steve Smith
Shafiul Islam
Usman Khawaja

Congrats Suraj Nair.

Australia squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Ashton Agar, Jackson Bird, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Steve O'Keefe, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade.
Bangladesh squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Mominul Haque.

Now for the team for the second test match.
Batsmen
Soumya Sarkar
Tamim Iqbal
Peter Handscomb
David Warner
Bowlers
Shafiul Islam
Taijul Islam
Pat Cummins
Nathan Lyon
All-Rounders
Shakib Al Hasan
Ashton Agar
Wicket-Keeper
M Rahim

What do you think? Will it rain?
Indu

P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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