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Bangladesh vs Australia: Predictions

Australia's tour of Bangladesh is on the horizon. RealSport's cricket writers sat down to predict how the series would pan out.


We are now less than a week away from the first of two Test matches on Australia’s tour of Bangladesh and it’s time to cast our eye over the series and how the cricket writers of RealSport think it will pan out.

  1. 1 Prasanna Balakrishnan


    Series Winner: Draw

    Series Result: 1-1

    Man of the Series: Mehedi Hasan

    Best Performed Batsman: Steve Smith

    Best Performed Bowler: Mehedi Hasan

    Player to Watch: Mitchell Swepson (Hopefully he makes the Australian XI)

    See Prasanna's work here.

  2. 2 Daniel Lang (Cricket Editor)


    Series Winner: Australia

    Series Result: 1-0

    Man of the Series: Steve Smith

    Best Performed Batsman: Steve Smith

    Best Performed Bowler: Ashton Agar

    Player to Watch: Nasir Hossain

    Bold Prediction: While I think one Test will end in a draw, I think the Test that Australia win will go right down to the wire and we won't have a result in the bag one way or the other until late on the final day

    See Daniel's work here.

  3. 3 Abhishek Srivastava


    Series Winner: Australia

    Series Result: 1-0

    Man of the Series: Jackson Bird

    Best Performed Batsman: Steve Smith

    Best Performed Bowler: Jackson Bird (Shaqib Al Hasan will be the best spinner)

    Player to Watch: Nathan Lyon

    Bold Prediction: Australia will trail at the end of one of their innings

    See Abhishek's work here.

  4. 4 Myles Stedman


    Series Winner: Draw

    Series Result: 1-1

    Man of the Series: Shakib Al Hasan

    Best Performed Batsman: Steve Smith

    Best Performed Bowler: Nathan Lyon

    Player to Watch: Matt Renshaw

    Bold Prediction: Bangladesh will pull out a series draw in the second Test

    You can see Myles' work here.

  5. 5 Vishnu Chari


    Series Winner: Bangladesh

    Series Result: 1-0

    Man of the Series: Shakib Al Hasan

    Best Performed Batsman: David Warner

    Best Performed Bowler: Taskin Ahmed

    Player to Watch: Mushfiqur Rahim

    Bold Prediction: Matt Renshaw will score a century in one of the Tests

  6. 6 Justin Konstant


    Series Winner: Australia

    Series Result: 1-0

    Man of the Series: Steve Smith

    Best Performed Batsman: Steve Smith

    Best Performed Bowler: Taskin Ahmed

    Player to Watch: Peter Handscomb

    Bold Prediction: Ashton Agar will take a five wicket haul

    You can see Justin's work here.

  7. 7 Thomas Slipanczewski


    Series Winner: Bangladesh

    Series Result: 2-0

    Man of the Series: Mushfiqur Rahim

    Best Performed Batsman: Mushfiqur Rahim

    Best Performed Bowler: Mehedi Hasan Miraz

    Player to Watch: Matthew Renshaw

    Bold Prediction: Renshaw to outscore Warner. I think he impressed in India and will continue to do so

    You can see Thomas' work here.

  8. 8 Hamish Wareham


    Series Winner: Draw

    Series Result: 1-1

    Man of the Series: David Warner

    Best Performed Batsman: David Warner

    Best Performed Bowler: Nathan Lyon

    Player to Watch: Matt Renshaw

    Bold Prediction: Australia's lower order will stand up and bat them out of trouble on more than one occasion

    You can see Hamish's work here.

  9. 9 Ahmad Khawaja


    Series Winner: Australia

    Series Result: 2-0

    Man of the Series: Steve Smith

    Best Performed Batsman: Steve Smith

    Best Performed Bowler: Pat Cummins

    Player to Watch: Mominul Haque

    Bold Prediction: Usman Khawaja will make a century

    You can see Ahmad's work here.

    What are your predictions for Australia's two-Test tour of Bangladesh? Let us know in the comments and poll below.

  1. Poll: What will be the result of the two-Test series?

    1. Bangladesh win
    2. Australia win
    3. Drawn series
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Daniel Lang

Rugby League & Cricket editor at RealSport.

Daniel is a passionate advocate for the game of rugby league and the development of the sport across the world and, as such, writes with a zeal and determination to spread the gospel of the game.

A huge fan of cricket, football, NFL, Tennis and Supercar racing in Australia, Daniel can quickly find himself a casual fan of just about any sport after putting his mind to watching it.

Daniel is also one-half of the hugely successful podcast 'Panthers Weekly with Strawbs & Teach' where he talks all things Panthers Weekly while he also hosts the current affairs show 'the Strawbs Show' and the 'Summer of Cricket with Strawbs & Shnuu' as well as appearing on the Sydney FC covering 'Nothing But Blue Skies' podcast occasionally.

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