England Vs Bangladesh 1st Match of Champions Trophy 2017
Question in detailThe countdown to Champions Trophy 2017 comes to an end with England Vs Bangladesh 1st match at Oval, London, on June 1st. In warm up games though, Bangladesh is coming off two consecutive losses; the first to Pakistan was the outcome of their bowling blues, and the second one to India was even more desperate as they conceded it in a mere of 23.5 over chasing a mammoth 325-run target.
The result of warm up fixtures exposed Bangladesh's deplorable CT preparations. Bangladesh probably seems to be nowhere in the competition in England Vs Bangladesh 1st match given the fact that the hosts have a perfect ODI combination both in batting and in bowling. Furthermore, England in their home conditions will have an edge over Bangladesh.
Going past the trial and error stage, Bangladesh is now set to open their real CT 2017 campaign. In the CT opener, they will face England, arguably one of the well-knitted ODI units. England boasts the likes of Joe Roots, Ben Stokes, Jos Butller, Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings, just to name a few.
Going into their first CT 2017 game, England would be keen to vanquish the potentially-feeble Bangladesh. England playing XI in ENG Vs BAN match is likely to be as: Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Jake Ball/Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid.
Bangladesh, too, would like to begin their campaign with a win forgetting what all happened in their warm up fixtures against Pakistan and India respectively. However, it would take them to out-top England in all the three departments. The likely Bangladesh playing XI in ENG Vs BAN match could be as: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.
Who will win England Vs Bangladesh 1st match in Champions Trophy 2017?