Australia is off to a great start in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup after defeating England by 111 runs in Match 2. Now, they will face off with Bangladesh, who throttled Afghanistan (in their Cricket World Cup debut) by 105 runs. This will be a big match as Australia faces Bangladesh, and you can catch it streaming live online.
Fans of the Australian team will be thrilled to know that captain Michael Clarke will be returning for the World Cup match against Bangladesh, as reported by Reuters. He was dealing recovery from hamstring surgery, but coach Darren Lehmann says he’s ready to come back.
“Yeah, he’s playing mate,” said Lehmann.
When Clarke returns, he will likely take over for skipper George Bailey, who had been standing in for him. Clarke wanted to play against England last week, but knew it would be better to rest.
“We had a good conversation (with selectors) last week and thought it was in the team’s best interests to not play against England and give me another week.”
Bangladesh was able to defeat Afghanistan by 105 runs, but it wasn’t an easy victory. There were big-time contributions from the bigger players, and it ended with a good start to the Cricket World Cup, but they need more.
This was a big game for Bangladesh, as they needed to get some revenge after losing their only previous meeting between the two countries when they faced one another in last year’s Asia Cup.
Facing off with Australia will be a much different beast, but Bangladesh will go in as the underdogs. This time, they won’t have the pressure of being the favorite and worrying about getting upset by a team they should easily defeat.
The match between Australia vs. Bangladesh is scheduled to begin at 13:30 local time, and 03:30 GMT, on Saturday, February 21, at the Brisbane Cricket Ground in Australia.
ESPN will begin online streaming at 10:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 20, but that is just one option to watch Australia vs. Bangladesh live. ESPN does charge a fee to watch all of the matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, so be aware of that.
Some of the other options include CricHD, PTV Sports, Sky Sports 2, or Star Sports, and these will be good to check out Australia vs. Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. You will be able to enjoy any of these streaming options to watch the match live and not miss a moment of the action.
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