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Bangladesh-England match preview

Published on : 08 June 2019, 11:58 AM
Bangladesh-England match preview
Team Tiger is ready for their third match in World Cup 2019 against the host England. After beating South Africa by 21 runs in their first match, Bangladesh lost to New Zealand by two wickets at the same ground in the second match. 
England, on the other hand, lost their second match against Pakistan although they had started well beating South Africa in their first match. 
England`s position was a bit shaky in the last World Cup with Bangladesh. So, this time, Root-Morgans are desperate enough to make their position in the 12th match.
Venue favours Bangladesh:
On June 18, 2005, Bangladesh defeated Australia by five wickets in the NatWest series in Cardiff. Australia were in the number one position in the ranking and Bangladesh were the 11th then. 
On June 9, 2017, Bangladesh celebrated their victory against New Zealand at this venue. 224-run partnership by Shakib-Mahmudullah gifted Bangladesh a thrilling victory.  
Head to Head:
Bangladesh v England
Total matches- 20
Bangladesh won- 6
England won- 14
No Result - 0
Head to Head in World Cup:
Bangladesh v England
Total matches- 3
Bangladesh won - 2
England won- 1
No Result - 0
England`s fast bowlers are like the engines of the team. The name of Chris Woakes has been added in the list of effective fast bowlers, who is more a fast bowler than an allrounder. He deals well with batting too. He was back in his full form in the second match and took three wickets against Pakistan, although he could not do well in the first match.  Chris Woakes has made his ODI debut against Australia in January 2011. He had chance to bat in 60 matches out of 90.  He scored 1086 runs at an average of 25.85 with a strike rate of 95.87. 95 is his innings best.  He took 129 wickets at 5.67 economy rate playing 89 innings. His bowling strike rate is 32.6. His best innings is 6/45. 
X Factor:
All-rounder Ben Stokes has been announced man-of-the-match for his outstanding performance against South Africa in England`s first match. This happened in the history of World Cup for the second time, where a player secured at least 80 runs, took two wickets and two catches himself. Therefore, Ben Stokes will be the X factor against Bangladesh.
Weather might not be supportive to Cardiff. According to the weather forecast, there will be heavy rains and stormy winds in Cardiff. However, there is a possibility that the raining might stop after the noon. Due to the rain the match may get ruined. In that case there will be no way but to share points.
Match schedule:
3:00 pm
Match venue:
Sophia Gardens Cardiff
Direct broadcasters:
Gazi TV, Maasranga television and BTV



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