Minnows on the world stage for so many years, Bangladesh has gradually formed into a legitimately competitive team, something which is evident in their impressive performance at recent World Cup tournaments.
The team has had a number of series wins recently, though they have tended to come against lower ranked teams. Will they be able to match it with the best in the world on the biggest stage?
ICC Cricket World Cup TV Preview – How far can Bangladesh go?
After a lot of work went into becoming a competitive side, Bangladesh has dropped back to the ninth ranked side in the world, comfortably below the West Indies in eighth. Getting a gauge on their ability, however, is difficult considering they don’t often play extended series’ against the top teams. A number of experienced players headline their squad, with all of Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah and Tamim Iqbal genuinely talented players.
Despite that talent, their most recent series wasn’t a good one – they were on the wrong end of three heavy defeats in a three-match series against New Zealand in February. Before that, however, they beat the West Indies 2-1 and Zimbabwe 3-0 in Bangladesh, and in perhaps the best indication of their form, made it to the final of the Asia Cup. This tournament included an impressive win against Sri Lanka and a defeat at the hands of India in the final which came down to the final delivery.
Bangladesh are always an intriguing side to watch, but unfortunately the ICC Cricket World Cup’s official free-to-air broadcaster in Australia, Channel Nine, will be airing just one of their Group Stage matches – that being the clash against Australia on June 20. In contrast, Kayo Sports will offer a significantly more comprehensive coverage of Bangladesh’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign, airing every delivery of the tournament live and in High Definition, as well as on-demand for those who want to catch up at a later date. This includes Bangladesh vs India on July 2, a clash against one of their biggest rivals.
How to Stream Every Bangladesh Match at the ICC Cricket World Cup
Kayo will be the place to go for everything Bangladesh at this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Every single delivery of their nine group matches will be aired both live and on-demand, and if they advance through to the finals, you’ll be able to stream those matches too.*
You’ll also get access to a range of great features, including SplitView – which enables you to watch numerous sporting events on one screen simultaneously – as well as No Spoilers (hides the scores) and Key Moments (lets you jump to the most important moments of the match), both of which greatly enhance the viewing experience for those watching on-demand. Kayo also has a Minis feature, which allows fans to watch a multi hours match in a version condensed into just 15-30 minutes.* Considering every game of the tournament will run into the early hours of the morning, this feature will be key in allowing you to stay on top of the action.
Stream Bangladesh vs Australia: June 20
Simply take a moment to review the Kayo 14 days free trial and then set your calendar for the 20th of June at 7.30pm (AEST), because that’s the date on which you can stream Bangladesh vs Australia live to one of the eligible devices listed below.
ICC Cricket World Cup Streaming Guide
Kayo Sports allows you to stream Bangladesh at the ICC Cricket World Cup to a wide range of devices, giving you more flexibility than ever. You can tune into every delivery on your PC or Mac (via any of Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Edge), as well as iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Android TV, and Google Chromecast.*
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming
– Telstra TV: Yes – Split View not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models
– PS4 and Xbox One: Soon – App in development
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher
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What time does Bangladesh play? Live TV Fixtures (AEST)
TV fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. ICC Cricket World Cup on-demand match replays will be made available following the conclusion of each contest. Consult the on-screen Kayo TV Guide for exact replay times. Due to licensing agreements, the team Bangladesh free to air fixtures coverage is limited to matches involving the Australian national team, semi-finals and finals:
Bangladesh Live TV Times (Sydney time)
|Sunday 2 June||Bangladesh v South Africa||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wednesday 5 June||Bangladesh v New Zealand||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday 8 June||Bangladesh v England||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 11 June||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 17 June||Bangladesh v West Indies||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Thursday 20 June||Bangladesh v Australia||7.30pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday 24 June||Bangladesh v Afghanistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Tuesday 2 July||Bangladesh v India||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Friday 5 July||Bangladesh v Pakistan||7.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Bangladesh Match Previews
Bangladesh get their chance against the number one side in the world when they face England on the 8th of June. Their third match of the tournament, this clash could be Bangladesh’s biggest test at the ICC Cricket World Cup, and a win would be huge not only within the context of the tournament, but for cricket in Bangladesh in general.
Almost a month later, as the Group Stage begins to wind down, Bangladesh will play India in a match they would have circled on their calendar long ago. Against their biggest rival in world cricket, Bangladesh will be steeling themselves for an attempt to get revenge on the Asia Cup defeat India inflicted on them just a few months ago, so expect fireworks in this one.
Bangladesh’s ICC Cricket World Cup Results
Bangladesh’s history at the World Cup didn’t begin until 1999, after six editions of the tournament had already been played and won. It started off slowly – their first two tournaments ended in the Group Stage, and in 2003 they didn’t win a single match. In 2007, they had what was at the time the team’s best ever victory when they defeated India by five wickets, and as a result they advanced past the Group Stage for the first time, ultimately being bundled out in what was then known as the Super Eight.
After another early exit in 2011, they again advanced past the first stage of the event in 2015 thanks in no small part to a 15 run victory over England. This enabled them to sneak into fourth place in their pool above the Poms, and set up a quarter-final showdown with India. Unfortunately, Bangladesh was comprehensively beaten, meaning the final eight remains their best ever result at the tournament.
Bangladesh World Cup Stats
|Highest Innings Total||4/322 (vs Scotland, 2015)|
|Lowest Innings Total||58 (vs West Indies, 2011)|
|Highest Individual Innings||128* (Mahmudullah vs New Zealand, 2015)|
|Best Bowling Figures||4/21 (Shafiul Islam vs Ireland, 2011)|
|Most Matches||21 (Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal)|
*Kayo requires internet & compatible device. Data charges apply. SplitView available on selected, compatible devices. Kayo Sports service may only be used within Australia. 14 day free trial available to new Kayo customers only.