Australia must fine-tune against Bangladesh ahead of the semi-final. They approached their match against Afghanistan with a nervous scenario. Glenn Maxwell saved them with a powerful innings. However, the team has relied on individual brilliance rather than collective. Australia’s form has been patchy, and they face selection issues. Taskin Ahmed is showing improved form for Bangladesh. Team-wise, Smith is set to return to Australia while Shakib Al Hasan is ruled out for Bangladesh. Glenn Maxwell is also facing a fitness test. The surface is expected to be batting-friendly. Australia and Bangladesh are not likely to play against each other for the first time since the 2019 World Cup. Bangladesh will have difficulty replacing Shakib Al Hasan.
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