Tigresses meet mighty Australia
The match id scheduled to be held at the Manuka Oval in Canberra from 2pm Bangladesh Standard Time is going to be the the first ever meeting between the two sides as they are yet to play against each other in any format so far.
While both teams lost their opening match of the tournament to India, Australia bounced back with a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Monday.
Bangladesh women put up a good fight against India but ultimately fell short as they failed to score quickly enough with the bat. On the other hand, The Aussies suffered another scare but were able to overcome that to earn their first win of the tournament against Sri Lanka.
Ahead of the game, Bangladesh star Jahanara Alam on Wednesday vowed to display a strong performance against the hosts.
“We will definitely go for a win. What happened in the last match doesn’t matter to us anymore. It’s (losing) also the part of the games. We are looking forward to coming with a strong show in the next game,” she said.
While it is beyong any doubt that the Tigresses lack enough match practice against top teams, Jahanara claimed that the team was eager to test themselves against mighty Australia.
“We have faced Sri Lanka team, but only Under-23. We had a quadrangular series in India. There were no Indian national players. Only team A and B and Thailand. Thailand is a new comer.
So this is a massive change and it impacted us as well. But we are not looking into it. We are really looking forward,” Jahanara said.
As the hosts are not much experienced to face spin bowling, which was evident from their opening fixture against India, the Tigresses could also make this their trump card in today’s game.
India are currently topping the group with four points from two matches, while New Zealand are second with two points from the same number of games.