“Winning is a habit” as experts say. Bangladesh is in a form of their life by beating Zimbabwe, Pakistan, India and South Africa and in recent past Afghanistan. So Team Bangladesh would love to continue this winning strict especially at home against the mighty English side which is under in tremendous form beating South Africa in their region.
But this series was meant to happen quite earlier but English team pull off the tour due to security related issues at the very last moment. But after their inspection team has arrived once again inspected the security related conditions of Bangladesh and gave a green signal to play against team Tigers.
As the English team to come to Bangladesh on 1 October to play 3 ODI’s and 2 Test’s without their regular inform Captain Eoin Morgan and their specialist batsman Joe Root. Matches will be played in Dhaka and Chittagong.
England team will be headed by the stand-in skipper and wicket-keeper batsman Jos butler. This English side is a pretty much a young and energetic side comprises of hard hitting batsman like Jason Roy and well experienced Moin Ali who has previously been to Bangladesh.
Bangladesh team coming from a series win against Afghanistan by 2-1 must be in a quite refreshing mood after being able to play after 11 months. Although there are some mistakes that needed to be addressed before heading towards the English series.
In previous meetings at the world cup, Bangladesh pulled off a blinder beating England side by knocking off the stamp of James Anderson and qualify for the first time in the quarter-final of ICC World Cup in 2015 that was held in Australia and New-Zealand.
Back in the 2011 world cup, Bangladesh also has cherished to beat the mighty England side in their backyard. So if comparing the past two recent matches, Bangladesh has the upper hand over the Three Lions. But if Bangladesh wants to retain their sweet advantage they have to pull off their socks to beat the new the energetic English side.
In the warm match against the English side Bangladesh BCB XI won the toss and elected to bat first. Imrul Kayes scored a well-deserved 121 runs of just 91 balls thrashing the visiting team bowlers by managing to hit 11 fours and 6 huge sixes.
This innings will certainly boost the morale of Imrul Kayes and give a tough fight to place his spot in the playing eleven. Mushfiq also made a well -deserved fifty and looks like he might regain his form after being out of form since the T20 world cup held in India.
Nasir Hossain also chipped with some crucial runs in the later in the innings. BCB XI managed a well competitive scored 309 runs in their full quota of 50 overs. But return England’s opener got a rollicking start as they should do to score the targeted total over 300.
But eventually fall apart and fall apart in the middle of the innings by 170 runs for the loss of 5 top batsmen. But their Captain Jos Butler and the man who has been previously been to Bangladesh soil for multiple occasions Moin Ali played a gem of an innings and managed to seal the innings for the Three Lions.
So facing this English side will not be a cake wake for the Home team. There’re so many things that the team Tigers will need to improve to be able to continue their dream run and especially when they previously defeated this English side two times in their last two meetings and moreover on the big stage like the ICC World Cup. So team Tigers will feel confident enough to deliver the same old outcome.
Player to watch For Bangladesh side (Team Tigers)
Tamim Iqbal khan: The left-handed hard-hitting opener batsman for Bangladesh will be an in the number one spot for Bangladesh in terms of getting them a good start in every innings. As he was the man of the series in the previous series against the Afghanistan.
Not only this Tamim Iqbal contributed in every innings when the Bangladesh won the series against a full test-playing nation likes the India, Pakistan, South Africa. And moreover, he is leading runs scorer for team tigers and managed to score 7 hundred most any player in the Bangladesh’s history. So English bowlers will keep a sharp eye on Tamim’s batting and would love to get him out as early as soon as possible.
Shakib Al Hasan: Shakib Al Hasan is the number one ODI all-rounder in the world right now. Shakib is the man whom the captain Masrafe can demand any situation to deliver goods and He is the right man to deliver in an every tough situation they might be in.
In the recently concluded series delivered a magical turn around in the 47thover by giving just only one run in that over and opened the gate for the team Tigers. So his bowling and batting will be a huge factor against the mighty English team.
Mahmudullah Riyad: In 2015 World Cup when Bangladesh defeated the mighty England this announced the Man of the match. Mahmudullah scored a delightful hundred and managed his team to lift to the quarter-final stage for the very first time. So, Mahmudullah batting will be a key factor for the team Tigers against the English side.
Al-Amin Hossain: Bangladesh has brought back to the side after a long break since the last for his team in the last ICC World Cup in 2015.So his comeback will enhance the bowling attack of the team Tigers.
In the recently going NCL, he also played very well and also in the warm matches he took the wicket of Ben Stokes. So he might as important for Captain Mashrafe to let the pace bowling attack sharp along- with the Speed star TaskinAhmed.
Mosharraf Hossain: After 8 years of coming back, he showed that he has plenty of things to offer for his team. Ion the last ODI against Afghanistan he took three wickets for the team Tigers and almost seal the deal for his team. So he might be a crucial player for team Tigers along with Shakib and Mahmudullah.
Mushfiqur Rahman: After the T20 World Cup, the former skipper and wicket-keeper batsman Musfiqur Rahman is little short of runs. He got the start in the two of the three matches against Afghanistan but could not make it count to score big.
So Mushfiq’s comes into the batting in the middle of the batting innings so his batting against the English team will be a huge factor for his team to continue their magical runs.
For England Side
Jos Butler: The stand in Captain and wicket kipper, opening batsman Jos Butler will be the main arsenal for the English side. As Jos Butler is in great knock and in the warm-up match against the BCB XI he played well sensible captain’s knock by scoring a magnificent 80 runs off 64 balls by hitting three fours and 4 maximum sixes and sealed the match for his team.
Jason Roy: This hard hitting right handed batsman in his one year of ODI career showed his talent of what he is capable of. He also played in the warm match and showed his glimpse of what he can do his opponent when he is in song. He managed a quick 28 runs in just 22 balls hitting 2 fours and 2 huge sixes.
Moin Ali: He is the most experienced man in the total English side in terms of playing the Bangladesh soil. So team Bangladesh will be careful about the ability of Moin Ali because he has been previously been top Dhaka on quite a few occasions.
In the warm match against the BCB XI, his contributions are impeccable as he scored a magnificent finishing knock of 71 runs in just 51 balls.
Ben Stokes: A right-handed allrounder comes into bat in the middle order and also having the ability to hit the ball quite a long distance. He also very also with the ball.
Ben Duckett: Ben Duckett is exciting left handed one down batsman .He is aggressive in nature and certainly want to make an impact on the big stage and will eager to do well in this series.