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30-May-2017 07:34:00 GMT
England v Bangladesh, ICC CT 2017, The Oval

England a look ahead against Bangladesh

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.

Teams from:

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

  • Eoin Morgan, the England captain, has an average of 38.14 against Bangladesh in ODIs, with one century and one fifty against his name. Amongst the current squad, he has the most runs against Bangladesh.
  • Bangladesh has beaten England in the teams' last two 50-over encounters in the ICC World Cup: in Chittagong in 2011 with a thrilling two-wicket win and in 2015 when it knocked England out in Adelaide.
  • England's third highest ODI Total of 391 came against Bangladesh in Nottingham in 2005.

Best at Champions Trophy:
England: Runners-up 2004 and 2013
Bangladesh: Group stages

Match facts
Thursday June 1, 2017
Start time: 10:30 local | 09:30 GMT

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