English Lions is set to host the Bangladesh Tigers at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff in the twelveth fixture of the 2019 ICC World Cup. England will be looking to bounce back from their previous defeat against Pakistan while Bangladesh will try to exploit England’s weak bowling lineup. Bangladesh lost a close game against New Zealand which would still boost their confidence heading into a crunch match. The battle between the giants and the underdogs is set to unfold when both these teams collide in Cardiff tomorrow.
England has arguably the best white-ball cricket side over the past few years. The skipper, Eoin Morgan has reignited a brand of fearless cricket in the mindset of the English cricketers which saw them becoming the World No.1 ODI side. With match winners like Joe Root, Jos Butler, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in their ranks, the hosts have the firepower to go all the way in this tournament. However, their recent defeat against Pakistan exposed their bowling vulnerability on a flat pitch as they almost conceded 350 runs. England would be eyeing to get back to winning ways when they take on Bangladesh tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh has given two incredible performances in this edition of the World Cup. After thrashing the South African team, Bangladesh was taken down by the Blackcaps in a thrilling contest. The World number one ODI all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan’s performance will be pivotal for their success in this competition. Bangladesh needs to bowl well against a destructive English batting lineup who has been scoring runs for fun. Even though England are the firm favorites, Bangladesh would be hoping to land a counterpunch in the upcoming match.
Date: Saturday, 8th June 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
League: ICC World Cup 2019
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Avg 1st Innings score: 223
Avg 2nd Innings score: 210
Highest Total: 342/8 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Lowest Total: 136/10 (29.2 Ov) by SL vs NZ
Highest Chased: 304/6 (48.2 Ov) by PAK vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 169/10 (23.3 Ov) by ENG vs NZ
- Liam Plunkett might feature in the starting lineup to replace Mark Wood.
- Bangladesh is expected to field the same playing XI from their previous game.
Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal
- Jason Roy
- Jos Butler
- Jofra Archer
- Tamim Iqbal
- Shakib al Hasan
- Mustafizur Rahman
Probable Playing XI
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib-al-Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(WK), Md. Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman /Mosaddek, Masrfe Mortaza(C), Mehidy Hasan, Saifuddin/Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman