ENG vs BAN Match Preview

England made a disastrous start to their campaign in the One Day World Cup 2023. Batting first, they succeeded in putting up a score of 282 for 9 on a flat deck in Ahmedabad. Even though this was a decent total that could have been defended the English bowlers never looked like threatening the New Zealand batters. Although this poor performance is not a clear indication of whether the English team is a good one or a bad one, a clear thing is that they had an off day at the office. They will need to make a huge comeback to make a strong showing in the competition.

One of their key batters to watch out for in the World Cup is Dawid Malan. This southpaw has managed to score 416 runs in his last 7 games with an average close to 70. He also averages 62.50 against the Bangla team in the ODIs and is quite capable of negating the spinners. Another batter who is constantly a threat is Jos Butler. The middle-order batter has scored 330 runs from his last 8 games with an average of 41.25 and a super strike rate of 114.58. But the real worry for England is their bowling attack. People like Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali will have to pull up their socks. Mark Wood and Chris Woakes can make things difficult for the Bangla top order.

The Bangladeshis on the other hand made a nigh-perfect start to their campaign in the World Cup with a convincing win over Afghanistan. In this game played at Dharmshala, they bowled out the opposition for just 156 runs and then followed this superb performance with the ball by hammering to the target in 35 overs with 6 wickets to spare. The match winners for Bangladesh were their spinners. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shakib Al Hasan picked up 3 wickets each and also bowled economically. They were well-supported by Shoriful Islam who picked up a couple of wickets for 34 runs.

It is going to be difficult for the English batters to score runs against the Bangladeshi spinners on this track. The Bangladesh spinners are more used to the conditions and will have some tricks up their sleeve. They also have the services of the quick Taskin Ahmed available to them. He has picked up 12 scalps from his last 6 games. He can extract movement and bounce from this track. The Bangla batting will rely on Najmul Hossain Shanto to deliver the goods again. Shanto has been their most reliable batter in the last few months with 339 runs from 5 games at an average of 84.75.

Weather Report

We will likely get patchy weather during the game. You can expect some light rain and thunderstorms during the match, especially in the mornings. It might be a good idea for England to bowl first if they win the toss and their speedsters can come into their own with help from overcast conditions. The temperatures are expected to rise in the afternoon to 28 degrees but we may still have a cloud cover that will assist the fast bowlers.

Pitch Report

The surface on offer at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharmshala is one of the grounds in India that will assist the fast bowlers. You can get movement and bounce from the track throughout the day. There might be help from the track for the spinners. Batting will not be easy on this track.

Notable stats

Najmul Hossain Shanto has had a terrific average in recent games.

Najmul Hossain Shanto has scored 339 runs in his last 5 matches with an average of 84.75.

Shoriful Islam has had a great strike rate in recent matches.

Shoriful Islam has picked up 15 wickets from his last 7 matches with a strike rate of 20.13. He has also bowled economically in this period with an economy rate of 4.33.

Team News

Almost all the players from both teams appear to be fit for this game. You can expect the entire site to be available for selection for this game.

ENG vs BAN Probable 11

ENG Playing 11

  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Dawid Malan
  • Joe Root
  • Harry Brook
  • Jos Buttler (C)
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Moeen Ali
  • Sam Curran
  • Chris Woakes
  • Adil Rashid
  • Mark Wood

BAN Playing 11

  • Tanzid Hasan
  • Litton Das
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Shakib Al Hasan (C)
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk)
  • Towhid Hridoy
  • Mahmudullah
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Mustafizur Rahman
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Even though England made an awful start to their campaign in the World Cup this year, you can expect them to make a strong comeback. They have a formidable side and are a much better team man to man on their ranks. We will bet with England to win the game and announce themselves in this competition.

Top Picks

Najmul Hossain Shanto: The Bangla batter has been in red hot form this year with 339 runs scored in his last 5 appearances for Bangladesh with a strike rate of 82.88 and an average of 84.75.

Dawid Malan: Malan is striking the ball well at the moment and has scored 416 runs from his last 7 contests with an average of 69.33 and a strike rate of 92.03.

Jos Butler: Jos Butler has scored 330 runs from his last 8 games with a strike rate of 114.58 and an average of 41.25.

Adil Rashid: Rashid is in good nick for England having picked up 9 wickets from his last 5 games with a strike rate of 26.

ENG vs BAN Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Buttler, L Das

Batters: J Root, N Hossain Shanto, D Malan

All-rounders: S Al Hasan (VC), S Curran, M Hasan Miraz (C)

Bowlers: T Ahmed, M Wood, S Islam

ENG vs BAN Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction