ENG vs BAN: Saturday’s doubleheader in ICC World Cup 2019 kicks off with Bangladesh facing tournament favourites England at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff in match number 11 of the quadrennial event. The Eoin Morgan-led World Cup 2019 hosts will be looking to bounce back following a shock defeat to 1992 World Cup winners Pakistan. On the other hand, Bangladesh will be hoping to make a statement in cricket’s biggest event against an extremely solid English side.
England failed to win small battles against Pakistan wherein their fielding was criticized by many including captain Morgan. However, the English skipper, after the defeat, emphasized that no team could go unbeaten in the World Cup.
The English fans would hope Bangladesh don’t replicate their match-winning effort against South Africa but would be wary of the fact that the ‘Tigers’ have the ability to stage a massive upset.
Cardiff is the same venue where Bangladesh had defeated New Zealand in the 2017 Champions Trophy and now Mashrafe Mortaza-led unit would be gunning to replicate a similar performance against England.
England vs Bangladesh Dream XI Predictions:
England: Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman
Fantasy Picks: Apart from Jos Buttler and Shakib-Al-Hasan, English skipper Morgan, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Mushfiqur Rahim, Jason Roy, Mustafizur Rehman are expected to do well. However, an additional seamer or two will help the cause if the weather pans out to be cloudy as per the forecast.
If Bangladesh Bat first, Score will be 280+
If England Bat first, score would be 340+
Bangladesh vs England Match ICC World Cup 2019 Expected Winner
Expected Winner of Bangladesh vs England Match: England 75%, Bangladesh 25%