On Saturday, hosts, England will square off against a confident Bangladesh during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The former come into the match as the favourites and with the home advantage, while the latter are still on a high after stunning South Africa.
The two teams have met on three times and surprisingly, the Tigers have won 2 matches, to England’s 1. Bangladesh also lead in the highest score score tally with a score of 275 to England’s’ 260. However, England do lead the lowest score tally, with 147 to 143.
Predicted Playing 11
England: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain
Weather and pitch report
The match will be held at Sophia Gardens where the pitch has not been kind to batsmen. A couple of matches on the pitch have been low-scoring. However, England have the opportunity to run riot, from a bowlers point of view. However, all eyes will be on the weather especially considering that the Pakistan-Sri Lanka game got cancelled
Prediction for match result
Given that they are the favourites, the edge has to go to England. However, Bangladesh will be eager to prove that they are no longer minnows, but a serious threat for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
In conclusion, this England vs Bangladesh ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game should be highly interesting. Will England level up in the head-to-head department? Or will Bangladesh double their lead? The Asian team had beaten England during the 2011 and 2015 editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup. So another question crops up, Will Bangladesh make it three in a row, or will England get their revenge?