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04-Mar-2010 15:50:00 GMT
Bangladesh v England, 3rd ODI, Chittagong

Ban vs Eng 3rd ODI - Broad Struggling Ahead of Final Game

Chittagong: England seamer Stuart Broad looks likely to miss Friday's third one-day international against Bangladesh after sitting out Thursday's training session with a back complaint.

Broad experienced discomfort during his second over in Tuesday's series-clinching win but bowled four more before leaving the field for treatment.

The paceman was walking gingerly on Wednesday after arriving in Chittagong and did not take part in Thursday morning's net session.

Bangladesh spinner Abdur Razzaq had gone 45 overs without an international wicket when he claimed Pietersen and with one under his belt the confidence came soaring back.

Team news

produced a much more consistent batting effort in the second match to reach 260 for 6 - their highest score against England - and only Aftab Ahmed's position is probably under threat after two failures.

Squad (from): Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Abdur Razzak, Aftab Ahmed, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Tamim Iqbal

England: Ryan Sidebottom has been ruled out for the rest of the tour and Stuart Broad is out of the final one-dayer with a back injury, so Ajmal Shahzad could make his ODI debut having played the second Twenty20 against Pakistan in Dubai.

Squad (from): AN Cook (capt), PD Collingwood, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, JL Denly, C Kieswetter (wk), EJG Morgan, KP Pietersen, LE Plunkett, MJ Prior (wk), A Shahzad, RJ Sidebottom, GP Swann, JC Tredwell, IJL Trott, LJ Wright

Pitch and conditions
This is the first day game of the series so the dew factor, which hindered Bangladesh a little in Mirpur, won't be a factor in this match. It has a history of turning in Chittagong which would suit the home side and their clutch of spinners.

Stats and trivia

  • England's only other ODI in Chittagong was played at the MA Aziz Stadium in 2003 when the visitors won by seven wickets to secure a 3-0 series win.
  • England's two-wicket win in Mirpur was their third-highest successful chase on the subcontinent, being their 306 for 5 against Pakistan at Karachi and 276 for 7 against West Indies at Ahmedabad.

Match facts
Friday March 5, 2010
Start time 9:00 local (03:00 GMT)

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