Mirpur: The series has been decided, and with one match remaining before Australia enter hibernation mode for the winter, they have one last opportunity to experiment. James Pattinson, the Victorian fast bowler and brother of England's one-Test wonder Darren, is with the squad and this would be the perfect time to hand him his debut. Cameron White was dropped for the second match and given that Callum Ferguson didn't get to bat on Monday, there is no reason to expect that White will regain his position on Wednesday. And Tim Paine is on the sidelines as well; he could come in as a specialist batsman, having spent the whole World Cup and the first two games of this tour watching from the dressing rooms.
Bangladesh simply need to regain some pride after being assaulted with a deadly weapon - Shane Watson's bat. His unbeaten 185 featured 15 sixes and 15 fours, and broke all sorts of records, and the hosts must hope it hasn't done irreparable damage to the confidence of the Bangladesh bowlers. Suhrawadi Shuvo, the left-arm spinner, won't want to see Watson again after he was smashed for four consecutive sixes, and finished with 0 for 46 from three overs. Bangladesh might not win this third match, but even a competitive performance after being soundly beaten in the first two games would be an achievement.
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