In the 12th match of ICC World Cup 2019, the hosts England will lock their horns against the confident team of Bangladesh at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on 8th June. Both the teams are coming here after facing defeat in their respective previous encounters. It will be interesting to see if England can overcome the demons of 2011 and 2015 and take revenge. ENG vs BAN match preview.
England was shocked by the Pakistani team in their last game. England conceded 348 runs against Pakistan which they couldn’t chase down and lost the game by 14 runs. Joe Root and Jos Buttler both scored the century for their team but all efforts gone in vain. England has done it in the past but this is world cup and the pressure is way beyond the bilateral series. England needs to focus on what they have been doing from the past few years rather than putting themselves under the pressure of the world cup because being aggressive has been their strength so far.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, has made it clear that they are here for the competition. First, they beat South Africa in their opening game and they were so close to the victory against the Kiwis in the second game. Except for Shakib Al Hasan, none of the Bangladeshi batsmen could stand in from the NZ bowlers. Shakib Al Hasan has been the stand out performer for them and Bangladesh will hope that he continues his good form. Bowlers are doing amazing work for Bangla tigers and if their Batsman is able to put up a good total on the board, Bangladesh could be very dangerous.
After facing defeats in their previous encounters, both the teams will hope that they get the winning momentum with them. Let’s look at the probable playing 11 and best dream11 picks ahead of the ENG vs BAN match.
ENG vs BAN probable playing XI: England vs Bangladesh World Cup 2019 – 8th June 2019
ENG playing 11 today: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett / Mark Wood.
Also, Bench: Liam Plunkett / Mark Wood, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Tom Curran.
BAN playing 11 today: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun/Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman.
Also, Bench: Abu Jayed, Mohammad Mithun/Sabbir Rahman, Liton Das, Rubel Hossain.
World Cup Head to Head Statistics
If you look at ENG vs BAN rivalry in World cup, England must not have forgotten the demons of 2011 and 2015 world cup. Overall both these teams have played 20 matches against each other. Out of these, England won 16 games and Bangladesh was able to win only 4 times.
ICC World Cup 2019: Best Dream11 picks for ENG vs BAN match – Dream11 points
Joe Root – Batsman (ENG)
Dream11 points – 85 points
Shakib Al Hasan – All-rounder (BAN)
Dream11 points – 126 points
Jos Buttler – Wicket-Keeper Batsman (ENG)
Dream11 points – 85 points
Ben Stokes – All-rounder (BAN)
Dream11 points – 98 points
Mehidy Hasan – Bowler (BAN)
Dream11 points – 55.5 points
England vs Bangladesh Dream 11 Team no. 1
ENG vs BAN dream11 team today: Mushfiqur Rahim, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Soumya Sarkar, Joe Root (vc), Jason Roy, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer.
England vs Bangladesh Dream 11 Team no. 2
ENG vs BAN dream11 team today: Mushfiqur Rahim, Jos Buttler (vc), Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Joe Root, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Chris Woakes.
What is the timing of the match?
England vs Bangladesh fixture will start at 3:00 pm IST.
Where can I watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 live on TV?
The match will broadcast on Star Sports Network in both standards as well as in HD format and in different languages including English & Hindi.