World Cup 2019: Match 12, England vs Bangladesh, Preview, Weather Report, Pitch Report, Match Details, Head-to-Head Stats & Playing XI
After losing their respective fixtures against Pakistan and New Zealand, both England and Bangladesh will aim to get back on the winning track when they clash in the 12th fixture of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Both the teams have produced nerve-racking performances during their earlier world cup clashes and the fans will expect a similar competition this year as well.
Date: 8th June 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 10:30 AM (England) and 03:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
The chilly weather in Cardiff will make the spectators shrink in their blankets, while the predicted traces of rain might delay the match proceedings during early hours.
The well balanced Rose Bowl track is known for its perfect balance between the bat and the ball, which means a tight and mouth-watering contest is expected between these teams.
Overall: England holds a strong head to head record against Bangladesh with 16 wins in their 20 overall fixtures.
In CWC: In their three world cup face-offs, the Tigers hold a psychological edge with two back to back wins in 2011 (by 2 wickets) and 2015 (by 15 runs), while the English side won their only cwc clash in 2007 by four wickets.
In England: The British bamboozles the scoreline with six wins in seven games.
The ground has been quite lucky for the Asian side having secured wins against Australia (2005) and New Zealand (2017), and the Tigers will look to add another name in this list.
Key Batsmen - Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal & Mushfiqur Rahim
Shakib Al Hasan has been in incredible touch with respective scores of 75 and 64 against South Africa and New Zealand. Mushfiqur Rahim (78 & 19) and Soumya Sarkar (42 & 25) have also been consistent for the team. Tamim Iqbal is another key player to watch out for.
Key Bowlers - Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan & Mashrafe Mortaza
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (2-47) and Mossadek Hossain (2-33) were quite impressive against the Kiwis, and it will be a certain plus if they replicate their show against England. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman will be their key options during the initial and death overs.
Expected Playing XI
Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mushfiqur Rahim (W), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mossadek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman.
England's unbeaten ODI streak was halted by Pakistan last time out and one should expect them to make a resounding comeback against Bangladesh.
Key Batsmen - Eoin Morgan, Joe Root & Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler (103 runs from 73 balls) and Joe Root (107 runs from 103 balls) were in phenomenal touch against Pakistan. While skipper Eoin Morgan (9) and Jason Roy (8) failed to pick starts last time out, they will be itching to play a big knock in the next game.
Key Bowlers - Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes & Moeen Ali
All-rounders Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali both snared three wickets in the last game. Jofra Archer (0/79), their star performer in the opening clash, went for plenty against Pakistan, and he might be asked to make quick adjustments to his bowling and pick early wickets against Bangladesh.
Expected Playing XI
Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (W), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid and Jofra Archer.