After the completion of their first round of World Cup 2023 matches, 10 October will feature two matches in which 4 teams will be playing their second match.
- England vs Bangladesh (10:30 AM IST)
- Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (2:00 PM IST)
We would cover the first match of the day in detail and a Dream 11 team would be provided at the end.
Bangladesh vs England in the ODI World Cup is a lesser-talked-about rivalry. They both have met each other 4 times in WC and both the teams have registered 2 wins. England defeated South Africa and West Indies and tied the game against India but were defeated by Bangladesh (and Ireland) in the group stages of the 2011 World Cup played in India.
CWC 2015 was a nightmare for England where Bangladesh defeated them once again and was able to qualify for the knockouts refraining England from doing so. Although England beat Bangladesh by 100+ runs margins in the 2019 World Cup being played at their home. Can England repeat the same or Bangladesh will do upset for the third time against the Englishmen?
Note: England defeated Bangladesh by 4 wickets in the practice game played just a week ago.
The tournament opener saw the assault of the defending champions by the runners-up New Zealand. On the batting paradise of Ahmedabad, they failed to cross the 300 runs mark and New Zealand chased down the target comfortably in 36.2 overs.
Joe Root was the only batsman to show some resilience on the pitch along with a 43 runs score by captain Buttler. Each English batsman scored runs in double figures (first instance in a WC match), but no one was able to convert it to a century resulting in England falling 18 runs short of the 300-run mark.
In the bowling department, none of the bowlers conceded runs below run-a-ball. Moeen and Adil were the most economical and conceded runs at 6.4 and 6.7 respectively. (Santner took 37/2 in 10 overs in the same match but Ravindra was expensive too). We talked about English spinners being expensive in our England’s Squad Analysis article and they have to improve their performance for the betterment of England in the tournament.
Their pacers were no better in the first game and even outscored spinners in terms of economy. Curran got the only wicket but gave 47 runs in his 6 overs. England can even think of rotating their pacers as the Dharamsala pitch supports pacers and chances of having a low-score affair are high there.
Bangladesh got the start they would have aspired for. They bundled Afghanistan for less than 160 and won the match comfortably under 35 overs after losing 2 early wickets. They will be playing their second consecutive match in Dharamsala which might prove an advantage for them.
Captain Shakib got the first blood for Bangladesh followed by his second wicket. Miraj joined the tally by taking 3rd wicket and Mustafizur sent settled batsman Gurbaz back to the pavilion. Taskin got dangerous Nabi out while Miraz and Shoriful took the last 4 wickets. Overall, it was a complete team performance in the bowling department.
Bangla Tigers lost their openers cheaply during the chase but the ever-dependent Miraz and Shanto stitched a 97-run partnership for the third wicket which was sufficient to help Bangladesh gain 2 points. They would hope to continue the momentum and register 2 more points in the points table.
The match will be played at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala
- Total Matches Played- 5
- Matches Won Batting First- 1
- Matches Won Batting Second- 4
- Average First Innings Score- 203
Out of the 5 games played here, the team batting first has scored less than 200 runs on three instances. Citing the previous record, the team that will win the toss might like to chase the total.
The pitch at HPCA stadium is not expected to produce a high-scoring encounter. It is a pitch supporting Fast Bowlers who can extract bounce from the pitch. But Bangladeshi spinners bowled well in Match 3 on the same ground but all the 3 wickets were taken by Fast Bowlers of Afghanistan in the second innings despite them having a very attacking spin bowling trio.
Probable Playing XI
England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes/Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (C) (WK), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Players to Watch Out For
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
The boy from Khulna has been the main force to reckon with for the opponents in recent times. He can take wickets with spin bowling, is batting in the top order in some previous encounters, and has also finished some important games while batting at the lower middle order in the past.
In the first practice game, he conceded just 32 runs in his quota of 10 overs and also took 1 wicket. Also scored 67 runs with the bat and thus helped Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in their first warm-up game. Against England, he was the only batsman to score a fifty and also won the Man Of The Match for his all-round performance in Bangladesh’s first match against Afghanistan.
With some serious strikers in the England line-up, the role of Joe Root along with Dawid Malan will be crucial in Match 7 at Dharamsala. He has performed his role of an anchor well in the past and would like to carry the same in the upcoming matches. Malan’s Strike Rate of 95.32 with a healthy average of 58.89 depicts what pedigree of a player he is.
Taskin has been the best pacer for Bangladesh in recent times. His ability to generate bounce off the pitch would be very beneficial on the pitch of Dharamsala. Ahmed got to bowl just 6 overs in the first match, conceded 32 runs, and took the important wicket of Mohammad Nabi.
Taskin is the highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs this year. He has clinched 22 wickets in the 12 games he played at an average of just 17.55 and an economy of just 4.36. England possesses one of the best top orders of the tournament and Taskin’s performance in powerplay can prove to be a deciding factor for Bangladesh.
ENG vs BAN Dream11 Team for Match 7 of 2023 WC
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- The team batting first would score less than 250 runs
- Dawid Malan and Joe Root would aggregate more than 80 runs
- Taskin Ahmed might be the best bowler of the match
- Mehidy Hasan Miraj would give a minimum of 80 fantasy points