On the eve of the Bangladesh clash, Justin Langer said they might go in with one or two spinners – Adam Zampa and off-spinner Nathan Lyon – given the dry nature of the pitch at Trent Bridge
Reigning champion Australia played an all-seam bowling attack in their two previous World Cup 2019 matches, against sub-continent sides Pakistan and Sri Lanka, but that might change when they take on Bangladesh Thursday in Nottingham, according to the Aussies’ head coach Justin Langer.
The Aussies have won four matches out of five so far and can take a step closer to the semi-final with a win over the Tigers.
Although leg-spinner Adam Zampa played the first three matches, taking four wickets, no recognized spinner was named against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, bearing in mind the conditions and the wickets.
But on the eve of the Bangladesh clash, Langer said they might go in with one or two spinners – Zampa and off-spinner Nathan Lyon – given the dry nature of the pitch at Trent Bridge.
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With Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis also an injury doubt for the Tigers tie, at least one slow bowler will play Thursday.
"It's been wet, it's been overcast, the wickets get a bit drier. This one (at Trent Bridge) looks dry. We might look at playing two spinners if it's a dry wicket. It's good to have those options. That (playing four fast bowlers) might change…That was more brought upon us because Stoin (Stoinis) became injured,” said Langer.
"They're doing very well, they've very good bowlers. They've done a great job wherever they've had to bowl, (along) with the other (fast bowlers), they've helped pull us out of tight situations actually. That's what I've been pleased about, the way our boys have been fighting, winning from all sorts of positions. That's the sign of a good team,” he added.