Bangladesh has been in great shape during their recent T20 games, thanks in large part to the return of Mushfiqur Rahim. They have beaten both Zimbabwe and Australia on home soil, and are building some good momentum. But do they have what it takes to go all the way in this year’s World Cup? Find out here.
What’s in this Guide?
Bangladesh T20 World Cup preview
The Bangladeshi team, also known as the ‘The Tigers’, are roaring with confidence going into the T20 WorldCup. They currently sit 7th in the ICC rankings, and might just be one of this year’s surprise packages. With their recent five-match T20I series against Australia finishing 4-1, Bangladesh is set to turn their attention to all the other big names in World Cricket.
Looking back, Bangladesh have reached the second stage of the T20 World Cup in three of their six campaigns. During this time, in 2014 and 2016, they even made it into the Super stages. So they are, slowly, progressing.
With some star spinners this year, the team is looking to move one step further than the Super 12s and into the finals. Tamim Iqbal, the team’s greatest limited-overs batsman, has a lot of experience at the T20I level and has featured in 78 T20Is. Tamim’s batting expertise and performance are crucial in determining the team’s future in the T20 world cup.
Bangladesh World Cup fixtures
Check out all of Bangladesh’s upcoming T20 World Cup fixtures here. Once the Finals fixtures are decided, this table will be updated.
|Bangladesh vs Scotland||17 October||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Oman vs Bangladesh||19 October||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea||21 October||Foxtel / Kayo|
Which providers will show Bangladesh T20 World Cup matches?
You can watch and stream the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 exclusively in Australia via Fox Cricket (Fox Sports). Fox Cricket can be accessed with a limited number of sports streaming. Check them out in the table below.
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How to watch T20 World Cup
If you enjoy live cricket action then Fox Cricket (Foxtel/Kayo Sports) is the channel for you, televising every World Cup game Live and On Demand in HD. There are several options for watching and streaming games at home or with a mobile device. You can even check these providers out for free.
Stream Bangladesh games with Kayo Sports
You can watch Bangladesh in the T20 tournament with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo free trial, you will have access to these same World Cup broadcasts as Fox Cricket so you can stream all Bangladeshi games live using eligible mobile devices. Kayo Sports doesn’t have a lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it.
Stream Cricket with Kayo Sports
Watch 2021 T20 World Cup games, Big Bash League, IPL and more Live and On Demand with a Kayo Sports Free Trial!
Watch Bangladesh T20 games with Foxtel
Fox Cricket can be accessed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more.
You also have the option to watch Bangladesh online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10 day free trial. This option also includes the ability to stream World Cup games using the Foxtel Go app. Fox Cricket comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after your free trial.
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Captain Mahmud Ullah believes he has a squad capable of going deep into the latter stage in UAE. Here is the provisional Bangladesh squad:
Tamim Iqbal, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Arafat Sunny, Mithun Ali, Sabbir Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Nurul Hasan, Abu Hider
Since its inception, the Tigers have seen its highs and lows on the field. When knocking heads with the biggest teams such as Australia, England, and India, Bangladesh always had a mixed bag of results. Here are some of their current strengths.
All-rounder team players
With a mix of all-rounders in the team, Bangladesh stands stronger than ever in this year’s ICC World Cup. With players such as Mahmud, Mushfiqur Rahim, and the likes of Mustafizur Rahman, the team comes loaded with lethal spinners. The team is fairly strong in both the bowling and batting departments.
The Valuable asset- Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan ranks at close to the top of the all-rounder rankings for the upcoming Men’s ICC T20 World Cup. This young and aggressive left-handed batsman is possibly their most valuable player.
Unfortunately, the Tigers have succumbed to their weaknesses in most major tournaments. Here is what they need to address.
Lack of consistency
Bangladesh, even after their recent wins and Asia Cup, has had their share of disasters, including a big one at the 2014 T20 World Cup. They can mix it with the best on their day, but collapse during big moments too often.
There have been many instances of the players disrespecting other team players and displaying a lack of sportsmanship on the field. This unruly and behaviour has grabbed plenty of criticism.
Can the Tigers win the T20 World Cup?
The young and dynamic team of Bangladesh has a fair chance of qualifying for the Super 12. The team is packed with lethal spinners and all-rounders that are set for their group matches against Scotland, Oman, and Papua New Guinea.
They should get out of Round 1 with ease, and if they carry that form into the Super 12, they will more than hold their own against the bigger nations on familiar surfaces that suit their game.
Other T20 World Cup teams
The upcoming ICC World Cup is about much more than one team. Check out our other dedicated team pages here.
Streaming devices for watching cricket
Here is a comprehensive list of devices for streaming cricket games on your home TV or mobile.
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
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Gaming Consoles: Yes – PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)