Wednesday October 27, 2021

Bangladesh Chose To Bat First Against England In T-20 W Cup Super 12 Round

Abu Dhabi: Bangladesh have won the toss against England in Word Cup T20 super 12 round here in Abu Dhabi.

Bangladesh have chosen to bat first after winning the toss in the Group A match of the World Cup.

Surprisingly, England and Bangladesh have never faced each other in T20Is before. Clashing for the first time in the format on Wednesday, they come out of different ends of the confidence spectrum from their last match: while Sri Lanka’s new generation batters stunned Bangladesh with a superb chase, England trounced West Indies in a dominant show with the ball.

Moeen Ali and Tymal Mills led the destruction before Adil Rashid ran through the West Indies lower order with extraordinary figures of 4 for 2. England bowled West Indies out for 55, their second-lowest all out total in T20Is, and the lowest total by a Test-playing nation in the T20 World Cup.

And although England lost four wickets in the short chase, that wouldn’t have bothered Eoin Morgan, as they preferred to tweak their batting order to suit the situation. Already Jason Roy and Jos Buttler offer one of the most dangerous opening pairings in the world, while a middle order consisting of Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone and Morgan remains a handful for any bowling attack.

Bangladesh: 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 Nasum Ahmed, 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

Mark Wood missed England’s opening game with a niggle in his left ankle which he suffered during the warm-up match against New Zealand. England expect him to be available for selection but may not risk him at an early stage of the tournament. Malan is expected to return to No. 3 unless England opt to pick an extra seamer.

England : 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

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