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England vs Bangladesh: T20 World Cup preview


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ngland are looking to build on their magnificent start to the T20 World Cup as they take on Bangladesh in their second Super 12 match on Wednesday.

Eoin Morgan’s side bowled defending champions West Indies out for just 55 in a blistering display in Dubai on Saturday, wrapping up victory within 8.2 overs of their chase.

With tournament favourites India having lost their opener against Pakistan the following day, Morgan’s men could hardly have asked for a better opening weekend but will know they cannot afford to rest on their laurels against a Bangladesh side who have come through qualifying.

Date, UK start time and venue 

England vs Bangladesh is scheduled for an 11am BST start on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

The match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Where to watch England vs Bangladesh

TV channel: Today’s match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Cricket channels.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.

England vs Bangladesh team news

Mark Wood missed England’s opener against West Indies with a niggle and remains in a race to be fit for this match.

Should he be fit to return, England must decide whether to drop one of the bowling attack that skittled Windies for 55 or else alter the balance of the team, potentially dropping a batsman for the extra bowler.

If the latter scenario plays out, Dawid Malan would appear most vulnerable. Malan did not bat against West Indies as England pushed more explosive players up the order in a bid to accelerate their chase and bolster their net-run-rate.

Mahmud Ullah, Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Kumer Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Shaif Uddin, Shamim Hossain

Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

England vs Bangladesh prediction

While England can’t expect Bangladesh to roll over as West Indies did, that victory will have given them huge confidence and they can expect to make it two from two.


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