Bangladesh have won the toss and have elected to bat first in their second round Champions Trophy fixture against Australia at the Oval.
It comes down to the business end in Group A, as both sides hunt a win to keep their semi-final hopes alive. The Oval has provided the perfect pitch for batsmen, with both matches at the ground seeing targets of 300 being posted.
Three centuries have been recorded at the London ground, with Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal scoring the highest century by a Bangladesh player at the ground in their Champions Trophy opener against England.
Australia were lucky to earn a point, with rain ending play in their opener against New Zealand. Bangladesh lost convincingly to England by eight wickets.
Australia needed 235 and with their side on the ropes at 53-3 (9.0 overs) in a reduced 33-over match, rain ended the contest, resulting in a point earned for both New Zealand, who play against England on Tuesday, and the Baggy Greens.
The last time the Aussies and the Tigers clashed was on 13 April 2011, with the Aussies coming out on top by 66 runs. The sides were due to meet in a World Cup tie in 2015, but the match was washed out. There is a slight concern over the gloomy skies and cloud cover in London on Monday, with possible showers expected to disrupt play.
A used pitch will offer more turn, which has resulted in the selection of Adam Zampa for Australia.
Australia: 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Moises Henriques, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Travis Head, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
Bangladesh have boosted their bowling ranks after a below-par performance against England.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Imrul Kayes 4 Shakib Al Hasan 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6Sabbir Rahman, 7 Mehedi Hasan Miraz, 8 Mahmuddullah 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Rubel Hossain