Bangladesh Vs England, Match Preview
Nearly 18 years after T20 Cricket begins, Bangladesh will be facing England for the first time in the shortest format. England are in good form, but Bangladesh are a side that has given them headaches in ICC events before. Although the formats are different, Bangladesh threatened them in 2011, and 2015, and beat England on both occasions. They have a similar group of players who played back then, and Bangladesh are full of experience.
For England, Moeen Ali, Tymal Mills and Adil Rashid played huge roles in the West Indie’s destruction. They beat them with ease, and are looking very dominating. The chase was a tight one, but England still managed to get through with a low target of 55.
Bangladesh managed a good score against Sri Lanka, and showed that the Sharjah surface isn’t as difficult for batting. The middle-order came good, but some spirited batting from Sri Lanka took the game away from Bangladesh. With spin on offer, Bangladesh do have a slight advantage against England.
Bangladesh Vs England, Team News
Abu Dhabi is helpful for seamers. With the surface in mind, Tasking Ahmed could come in for Nasum Ahmed.
Mark Wood missed the first game with an ankle niggle. With the bowling doing well, and the Ashes coming up, England may not want to risk their fastest bowler so early in the tournament.
Bangladesh Vs England, Predicted XIs
Bangladesh (probable): 1 Mohammad Naim, 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Afif Hossain, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Mohammad Saifuddin, 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
England (probable): 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Eoin Morgan, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Tymal Mills/Mark Wood
Bangladesh Vs England, Players to Watch out for
Ali pipped Rashid for the man of the match award, and is finally coming into his own for England. He opened the bowling, and bowled quality overs up front. Morgan also seems to trust him more with the bat, and Ali could finally get the chance to perform to his potential.
After saying no to the keeping gloves, Rahim assisted the Bangladesh team well with a nice half-century. He stood up when his team needed him, and the cheeky batter saved Bangladesh from a tough spot. He is a handy finisher, and will be crucial going forward, especially against quality bowlers.
Bangladesh Vs England, Pitch Report
The Abu Dhabi surface has more in it for the pacers. There is early movement, and with the game being played early dew won’t be a factor. Batting second will still be better as the ball tends to come onto the bat better in Abu Dhabi.