On Friday, Australia and Bangladesh will face off at the 2024 T20 World Cup, in the sides' first Super Eights clash at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

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Australia v Bangladesh, Super Eights
Where: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
When: June 20, 8.30pm local time

Australia's opening game of the Super Eights will see them play Group D runners-up Bangladesh. While Australia have been one of the most fancied teams of the tournament from the start, they suffered a scare against Scotland, before chasing down their total with two balls to go in the match.

Bangladesh meanwhile outclassed Sri Lanka in their group, and have only lost one match so far in their campaign. However, it will be a test for Bangladesh, who suffered a heavy defeat albeit in far different conditions to the only other top tier full member nation in their group, South Africa. We've seen more runs scored on the Antigua surface than in the US, and Australia have the advantage having played there before in the competition.

For Australia, it's a match to get through unscathed. For Bangladesh, it's their ticket to stage a massive upset.

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Who are the key players?

David Warner

While Travis Head found his feet against Scotland, David Warner has yet to properly arrive at the final T20 World Cup of his career. While lack of opportunities to score runs have hindered him, if able to bat first he could take the game away from Bangladesh quickly.

Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa has been clinical in the tournament so far, taking nine wickets and illustrating the difference high quality wrist spin makes in T20 cricket. With runs expected to flow, Zampa will be an important option for both attacking and limitting runs.

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib played an important role with the bat for Bangladesh against the Netherlands, and acts as a stable presence in the middle order. Easing the load with the ball will also be important for Bangladesh.

AUS v BAN team news


There is only one decision for Australia to make, whether to go with two frontline spinners or three seamers. Given the conditions they're likely to face, it's more likely they'll go with the latter.


There's no noise of injury from the Bangladesh camp, and it's unlikely they'll change their XI from their last group stage match.

AUS v BAN: Predicted playing XI


Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.


Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Jaker Ali, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.

Pitch report and ground conditions

The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium has looked a good one to score runs on. In the group stage, the top tier teams chased down totals against associate oppositions with ease and South Africa almost reached 200 against the USA in the opening game of the Super Eights. Expect a high-scoring affair.

Team form

Australia: WWWWL

Bangladesh: WWLWL

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