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Tigresses face mighty Australia Thursday

  • Published at 11:04 pm February 26th, 2020
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Bangladesh women's cricket team pose for photographs alongside BCB president Nazmul Hasan in Dhaka BCB

This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides as they are yet to play against each other in any format so far

Bangladesh women’s cricket team will have a tough challenge to face Thursday as they face pre-tournament favorite and host Australia in their Group A match of the Women’s World T20I in Canberra. 

This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides as they are yet to play against each other in any format so far. 

Bangladesh lost their first match against powerful Indian side by 18 runs. 

The Asia Cup-winning side were restricted to 124/8 despite some good batting early on while chasing India’s 142 that was built on some power hitting of 16-year old Shafali Verma and some very lackluster fielding. 

Bangladesh, who beat Pakistan in the warm-up game to gain some confidence ahead of the tournament, need to bounce back strongly against the odds in order to keep their hope of progression from the five-team group, alive. 

Australia will also be desperate to earn two points from the game as they lost the first match against India to put them in a precarious position before winning against Sri Lanka in their second 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.

Sri Lanka have lost both of their games so far.