Bangladesh Under-19 will face their Australian counterparts in the ICC U-19 World Cup in Abu Dhabi today. The junior Tigers, who won their first two games and currently top the group with four points, will need to win the match to confirm a spot in the quarterfinals.
Australia, who beat Namibia but lost to Afghanistan on Monday, are currently second with two points. Afghanistan, who face Namibia today, also have two points but are placed third by virtue of net run rate.
The only way Bangladesh can be eliminated is if they lose to Australia and Afghanistan beat Namibia by a huge margin. While the probability of such an event occurring seems unlikely, Bangladesh U-19s did bow out of the Asia Cup last year in a similar manner after they lost to Sri Lanka in the final game. Afghanistan, apart from beating Sri Lanka, defeated Malaysia within four overs in the last game and went through with a better run-rate.