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Johnson misses out, Australia bat first


Australia skipper Michael Clarke has won the toss and decided to bat first against Bangladesh in a must win game for both sides in Group A.

Both times come into the game knowing a victory will see them through to the Super Eight stage of the tournament. Although the Aussies only need to win; the Tigers will need a heavy victory to sneak ahead of Australia.

Having won the toss Clarke said they will be looking to carry on their momentum from the victory over Pakistan. Mitchell Johnson misses out because of injury which means Ryan Harris will come into the line up.

"The pitch looks fantastic. It does help to keep winning, so we will look to keep our momentum going forward. Mitchell Johnson is out, Ryan Harris comes in for him," said Clarke

Tigers skipper Shakib Al Hasan said they will be looking to restrict the Aussies to a score of around 160-165. After losing their opening game against Pakistan; Jahurul Islam and Aftab Ahmed have been brought into the line up to replace Tamim Iqbal and Suhrawadi Shuvo.

Australia team - DA Warner, SR Watson, MJ Clarke*, DJ Hussey, CL White, MEK Hussey, BJ Haddin†, SPD Smith, RJ Harris, SW Tait, DP Nannes.

Bangladesh team - Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Ashraful, Aftab Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan*, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim†, Jahurul Islam, Naeem Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shafiul Islam, Abdur Razzak.

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