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Australia bat first in 2nd T20I against Bangladesh

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Update: 2024-04-02 13:02:18
Australia bat first in 2nd T20I against Bangladesh File Photo; Collected

Australia skipper Alyssa Healy won the toss and decided to bat first against Bangladesh in the second T20I match of the series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

Megan Schutt has returned to Australia's XI for the second T20I against Bangladesh in Dhaka, while the tourists are mixing up their batting order.

Grace Harris and Phoebe Litchfield were listed at the top of the order, with regular openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney pushed down to No.7 and No.8 respectively after they both struck unbeaten half-centuries in Australia's 10-wicket win in the opening T20I.

Australia are keen to give their whole squad opportunity in the local conditions, given Bangladesh will host the T20 World Cup later this year. 

Schutt takes the place of Tayla Vlaeminck, with Australia carefully managing the express quick following her long-awaited return to international cricket.

Australia XI: Grace Harris, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Georgia Wareham, Alyssa Healy (c) (wk), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Annabel Sutherland, Sophie Molineux, Megan Schutt

Bangladesh XI: Dilara Akter, Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Nigar Sultana Joty (c) (wk), Fahima Khatun, Shorna Akter, Rabeya Khan, Nahida Akter, Marufa Akter, Shorifa Khatun, Fariha Islam Trisna

CommBank Tour of Bangladesh

First ODI: Australia won by 118 runs

Second ODI: Australia won by six wickets

Third ODI: Australia won by eight wickets

First T20I: Australia won by 10 wickets

April 2: Second T20I, Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka (5:00pm AEDT)

April 4: Third T20I, Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka (5:00pm AEDT)

Source: Cricket Australia

BDST: 1302 HRS, APR 02, 2024

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