London: England has had overwhelming success against Bangladesh over the past 15 years, having lost only three games out of the 16.
To start the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the hosts, England will be up against a solid Bangladesh side that has had a stunning run in the 50-over format over the past 18 months
Head-2-Head in ODIs:
England has had overwhelming success against Bangladesh over the past 15 years, having lost only three games out of the 16 played against the Asian side. At home, England has enjoyed an emphatic record against Bangladesh, losing only one game out of the six played between the two sides. In Champions Trophy England have won only game at Nairobi agianst Bangladesh.
Previous Champions Trophy encounter:
Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi, October 5, 2000
England won by eight wickets
Key players for each side:
Bangladesh: Mustafizur Rahman has added a new dimension to Bangladesh's fast bowling department. Batsmen have found it hard to pick his slower deliveries, and have often lost their wickets to him in the death overs. With pace-friendly conditions in England, Mustafizur's variety and ability to swing the ball both ways could prove vital. If England's batting at the death has to be countered, there's no other man suited better for the job.
England: Host's pace bowling department has been its strength, especially at home. But against a side like Bangladesh, England would need to bat at its very best to counter the skill that its opponent has shown with the ball in recent times. From their pool of extremely talented batsmen, one would have to pick Jos Buttler to fire.
England: Eoin Morgan (Capt.), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jake Ball, Sam Billings (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (Capt.), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam and Sunzamul Islam
Stats and trivia
Best at Champions Trophy:
England: Runners-up 2004 and 2013
Bangladesh: Group stages
Thursday June 1, 2017
Start time: 10:30 local | 09:30 GMT