Australia aim to salvage pride against Bangladesh


By: AFP | Chittagong |
Published:September 2, 2017 nine:06 pm

australia vs bangladesh, aus vs ban, australia tour of bangladesh 2017, Darren lehmann Chittagong does a minimum of hang some fond reminiscences for the Australians as they are attempting to salvage a drawn collection. (Source: AP)

Heavily criticised after their first-ever Test defeat to Bangladesh, Australia are determined to repair some misplaced pride when the groups meet in the second one and ultimate Test, beginning in Chittagong on Monday.

The guests had been slammed by way of Australian media once they misplaced the outlet event in Dhaka by way of 20 runs and trainer Darren Lehmann admitted the avid gamers were stung by way of the extent of condemnation of the group’s efficiency.

“The boys are all hurting with the criticism you get,” Lehmann advised journalists. “(But) you deserve that whilst you don’t win. It isn’t
excellent sufficient whilst you lose a Test event to any person, however Bangladesh are tricky at house.”

Chittagong does a minimum of hang some fond reminiscences for the Australians as they are attempting to salvage a drawn collection. The handiest earlier time they performed a Test there, in 2006, the guests gained by way of an innings and 80 runs with nightwatchman Jason Gillespie scoring an unbeaten double century.

But Bangladesh are a extra ambitious opponent now and the most important problem dealing with Australia’s avid gamers is to be able to struggle the house group’s spinners. All however one among Australia’s 20 wickets within the collection opener fell to spin, and the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
pitch in Chittagong is predicted to favour gradual bowling.

Australia have recalled left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe for the injured Josh Hazlewood and may play him along their frontline spinners Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar.

O’Keefe used to be spectacular right through this 12 months’s Test collection in India, shooting 19 wickets, together with a match-winning 12-wicket haul within the first Test victory. Australia in the end misplaced the collection 2-1 however Lehmann hinted that O’Keefe might be rushed again into the taking part in

“The way the wicket was you are not going to have too many overs bowled by the quicks as the game goes on and we expect the same sort of pitch,” he mentioned.

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam, who took the match-clinching ultimate wicket in Dhaka, mentioned the house facet used to be additionally hoping for a turning pitch in Chittagong as they are attempting to sweep the collection.

“I hope it (wicket) will remain the same because we are expecting another win,” he mentioned. “We have the capability to win the collection 2-Zero. We just about did against England ultimate 12 months.

“So I don’t think it is impossible to beat Australia again,” he mentioned. Bangladesh got here agonisingly shut to beating England in Chittagong ultimate 12 months once they wanted 33 runs at the 5th day with two wickets in hand.

Ben Stokes took the ultimate two wickets to win the event for England however Bangladesh gained the second one event to tie the collection. The handiest two occasions Bangladesh have swept a sequence had been against an under-strength West Indies facet in 2009 and against a suffering Zimbabwe in 2014.


Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed

Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade, Steve O’Keefe, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson and Jackson Bird

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