ICC World Cup 2019: Match 12, England vs Bangladesh – Bangladesh’s Predicted Playing XI
Bangladesh are playing some inspirational cricket in World Cup. The team have started their campaign on a strong note. After winning their first game against South Africa, Bangladesh faltered against New Zealand in close contest. However, the team face a daunting task in England on Saturday.
The hosts are the best ODI side in the world and are playing in home conditions. However, Bangladesh should fancy their chances after England exposed few weaknesses in their loss to England. Bangladesh need to field their best XI in order to stand a chance against mighty England. Here is how Bangladesh are expected to line up for their third game in World Cup.
Tamim is yet to hit his stride in this World Cup. Although, he looked settled in the first two games, He was dismissed after a promising start. Bangladesh will be hoping that Tamim’s experience will come good against England.
Soumya Sarkar looked in good form in the first two matches in this World Cup. He was aggressive and took the attack to opposition bowlers. But the team management will be hoping for a bigger contribution from him against England.
Shakib Al Hasan
The world’s best all rounder is living up to the expectations on him. He is delivering with both bat and ball so far. His clinical performances with bat in both games, 3 wickets already will raise hopes in Bangladesh camp. He is their most important player and he should step up once again on Saturday.
Rahim is one of the best batters in Bangladesh camp. His experience with the bat is an important facet to Bangladesh’s success. On the other hand, he also has the experience of three World Cups to his name. He should be a key factor for his team against England.
Mithun had managed good starts in both the games so far. But the talented player should up his game, as Bangladesh needs a big innings from the lower middle order. Although, there will not be any additional pressure, Mithun needs to deliver to live up to his tag.
Mahmadullah played a terrific knock against South Africa. Bangladesh would be hoping that their experienced campaigner will be in full flow against England. He holds the key for the lower middle order.
Mosaddek Hossain is a very good option for Bangladesh at lower middle order. The talented youngster can be handy with the bat and ball as well. He can always chip in with a quick fire knock and be used for effective middle over bowling.
Saifuddin is one of the main options for the fast bowling department. The youngster has played well in the game against New Zealand. He should be a starter once again against England. He can also be a useful batsman at the tail.
Mehedi Hasan should be undisputed spinner in this bowling lineup. Considering Cardiff is more seam friendly pitch, Mehedi should take up the role to regulate runs during middle overs against England.
Playing in his last world cup, Mortaza had so far did a commendable job as a skipper and bowler. The veteran pacer is still an invaluable component in this Bangladesh side. Mortaza will be looking to weave his magic against England.
Mustafizur Rahman is the most dangerous bowler in Bangladesh bowling unit. He remains the main piece and biggest secret to their winning chances. The young pacer was unable to deliver against New Zealand and the side struggled. The Bangladesh team management will be hopeful that Rahman would hit top stride on Saturday.
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