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World Cup 2019: England vs Bangladesh, Match Preview

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England v Pakistan - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
England v Pakistan - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

England are set to welcome Bangladesh to the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff in the 12th fixture of the 2019 ICC World Cup. England will be looking to bounce back from their previous defeat against Pakistan while Bangladesh will try to exploit the hosts' weak bowling lineup and get back to winning ways as well.

Bangladesh lost a close match to New Zealand but would take a lot of heart from the way they clawed their way back into that game. However, their task will not be easy against arguably the best white-ball side at present.

Skipper Eoin Morgan has reignited a brand of fearless cricket in the English side which has taken them to the summit of the ICC ODI rankings. With match winners like Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in their ranks, the hosts have the firepower to go all the way in this tournament.

However, their recent defeat against Pakistan exposed the shortcomings in their bowling department and that's an issue they will be looking to address ahead of their game against Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, the Tigers have produced two incredible performances thus far. After thrashing the South African team, Bangladesh ran New Zealand close before succumbing at the end. Shakib Al Hasan has been their standout performer so far and he will play an important role going forward as well.

Even though England are the firm favorites, Bangladesh will fancy their chances of springing an upset.

Match Details

Date: Saturday, 8th June 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

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League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

Venue Stats

Avg 1st Innings score: 223

Avg 2nd Innings score: 210

Highest Total: 342/8 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest Total: 136/10 (29.2 Ov) by SL vs NZ

Highest Chased: 304/6 (48.2 Ov) by PAK vs ENG

Lowest Defended: 169/10 (23.3 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

Team News

England

  • Liam Plunkett is expected to feature in the starting lineup in place of either Mark Wood or Adil Rashid.

Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh are expected to field the same playing XI from their previous game.

Squads

England

Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Bangladesh

Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal

Key Players

England

  • Jason Roy
  • Jos Buttler
  • Jofra Archer 

Bangladesh

  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Shakib al Hasan
  • Mustafizur Rahman

 

Probable Playing XI

England

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid/Liam Plunkett 

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib-al-Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman/Mosaddek, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mehidy Hasan, Saifuddin/Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman

Also read - World cup winners captains list

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