Australia wins toss, fields vs. Bangladesh

Updated Mar. 5, 2020 2:05 a.m. EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) Australia captain Steve Smith won the toss and opted to field against Bangladesh in a crucial encounter of the World Twenty20 in Group 2 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday.

Both teams lost their opening encounters, Australia to New Zealand and Bangladesh to Pakistan.

While Australia lost by just eight runs, Bangladesh suffered a 55-run defeat at the Eden Gardens.

The loser of this contest will be out of contention for a last four berth.


Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out as he is unwell. He is replaced by Mustafizur Rahman.



Bangladesh: Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman , Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim , Shuvagata Hom, Mashrafe Mortaza, Saqlain Sajib, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.

Australia: Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Peter Nevill, John Hastings, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa.