Champions Trophy 2017

PREVIEW: Bangladesh vs England – ICC Champions Trophy

Eighth edition of ICC Champions Trophy is going to start from 1st June, 2017 at The Oval, London where the Hosts, England will face Bangladesh. The rising Bengal Tigers have shown some character and progress since ICC World Cup-2015 where they knocked out England from the mega event and qualified for the quarterfinals.

In the recently concluded Tri-Nation series Bangladesh stunned Kiwi’s in the last match of the Tri-Nation series by chasing a big target of 271 against strong bowling line up of Kiwi’s. They have raised the alarming bells for the teams of Group-A, where they will face Current World Champion’s Australia, the hosts England and the Kiwi’s as well.

It will not be an easy journey for Bangladesh as they have to face some good teams, but you can not exclude Bangladesh as they can surprise any team on their day and they have shown this to the cricketing fraternity that what they are capable of?

England would be hoping to claim maximum points against Bangladesh, who were in for a rude shock in their practice match against India. England, who beat South Africa 2-1 in their three-much One-Day International series just prior to this tournament, look to be in fine nick, though their batting had imploded against the Proteas in the last match of the series. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be wondering what hit them when they were dismissed for a paltry 84 while chasing 324 runs against India.

Let’s have a look on the squad’s of both teams.

 England Squad
  • Eoin Morgan (CPT)
  • Moeen Ali
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Jake Ball
  • Sam Billings
  • Jos Buttler (WKT)
  • Alex Hales
  • Liam Plunkett
  • Adil Rashid
  • Joe Root
  • Jason Roy
  • Ben Stokes
  • David Willey
  • Chris Woakes
  • Mark Wood
 Bangladesh Squad
  • Mashrafe Mortaza (CPT)
  • Imrul Kayes
  • Mahmudullah
  • Mehedi Hasan
  • Mosaddek Hossain
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (WKT)
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Rubel Hossain
  • Sabbir Rahman
  • Shafiul Islam
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Soumya Sarkar
  • Sunzamul Islam
  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Taskin Ahmed      

Key Player’s

Both sides have some very talented players who have the abilities to change the course of the game on their own. From England players like Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root and Ben Stokes could be very destructive for the opponents, while from Bengal Tigers Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hassan and Mushfiqur Rahim could be very handy with the bat as well. Both teams have some decent bowlers in their line up.

Bangladesh will be confident once again to remove the hashtag of favorite England, while England will be aiming to show their dominance over other teams as they are playing in the home conditions with a lot of support from the home crowd.

Match Details

  • Venue: The Oval, London
  • Timing: Match starts at 10:30 Local (09:30 GMT)
  • Umpires: Ian Gould, Aleem Dar , Paul Reiffel, Bruce Oxenford
  • Match Referee: David Boon
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