Everybody in the Bangladesh team knows the importance of tomorrow’s match as a win tomorrow will take them very close to the semi final spot. They know it very well that it is mandatory for them to win 03 out of the 04 remaining matches, with 02 out of 04 to be played against Australia and India.
The only worry for Bangladesh will be the second spell of Mitchell Starc. Every match in which Australia had won, Starc had come back in the second spell to run through the innings of the opposition.
The way Bangladesh are batting now, unless its very overcast at Trent Bridge tomorrow, they should bat first on winning the toss. Their openers are doing good, Shakib is in dream form with the bat, and with Liton Das coming good in the last match, Bangladesh should aim for a 300+ score at Trent Bridge.
Chasing more than 300 against any opposition is a challenge, and Australia is dependent on the top 3 batsmen to sail them through. Bangladesh needs to put the best attacking bowlers on operation in the first powerplay and with spin from one end.
They should seriously consider playing Sabbir Rehman in place of Mosaddek Hossain, as he is the 3rd best spinner in the line up, who is required to bowl around 5 overs, which Sabbir can also do with his leg spin, and Sabbir is a much better fielder and batsman compared to Mosaddek.
Pace may not be the way to attack Australian batsmen, may be lack of pace will be better suited against them, hence the bowling of Soumya Sarkar will be important.
Bangladesh has the legacy of a core group in Mashrafe, Shakib, Tamim, Mushfiqur and Mahmadullah who has played 150+ matches between them, and they should be taking combined decisions on the field against the mighty Aussies.