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ENG vs BAN Dream11 Team Prediction | ICC World Cup 2019 12th Match, Squads, Fantasy Team News

By Kapil Sharma

ENG vs BAN Dream11 Prediction | England vs Bangladesh ICC World Cup 2019

After facing an unexpected 14 runs drubbing at the hands of Pakistan, England will be up against another subcontinent side- Bangladesh on Saturday noon. The twelfth match of ICC CWC 2019 will be played between England and Bangladesh at Sophia Garden, Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.

Both the teams announced themselves in style with convincing wins in the opening fixture but faced unexpected defeats in the second encounter.  The 14 runs defeat at the hands of Pakistan was a wake-up call for England who started their campaign with a massive 104 runs win over South Africa. The same was the case with Bangladesh who secured 21 runs win in their opening game against South Africa and lost the second game against New Zealand by 2 wickets.

While it’s good that the sides have seen two contrasting results in the opening two encounters, let’s see who has better control of the nerves when it’s most needed.

Match Schedule

Competition – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Venue – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Date & Time – 08th June, 03:00 PM IST

Head to Head:

Both the teams have met each other 20 times in One Day Internationals. With 16 wins, England has an upper hand and will be the favourites to win the contest.

On neutral venues, the sides have met thrice. Two times England has turned out to be the winner while Bangladesh has managed one win.

In the world cup, both the sides have faced each other thrice – 2007, 2011 and 2015. Surprisingly, Bangladesh has won on two occasions – 2011 and 2015. In fact, in 2015 World Cup, it was Bangladesh that knocked England out of the tournament.

Pitch Report & Venue Stats

The Cardiff wicket has an even covering of grass that will provide some extra pace to the bowlers. The conditions too will benefit the seamers early on, so, the team winning the toss is expected to bowl first. The average first innings score at the venue is 223 and the two games played here have been in a similar fashion.

223 – Average 1st Innings

210 – Average 2nd Innings

Highest Total: 342/8, Lowest Total: 136/10

Highest Chased: 304/6, Lowest Defended: 169/10

ENG vs BAN Dream11 Team News and Squads (After Toss)

  • Bangladesh are unchanged for this game.
  • Moeen Ali has been dropped for Liam Plunkett.

TOSS: Bangladesh won the toss and opted to field

Playing XI (Confirmed at TOSS)

England:

Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Eoin Morgan (c), Adil Rashid, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Jason Roy, Jofra Archer

Bangladesh:

Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin

ENG vs BAN Dream11 Fantasy Picks

  • Mashrafe Mortaza has the most wickets against England in ODIs – 16 wickets in 13 games
  • Best bowling figure against England – Mashrafe Mortaza – 4/29 in 8.4 overs
  • Tamim Iqbal has the most ODI runs against England – 469 runs in 13 innings
  • Highest individual score against England – Tamim Iqbal – 128 runs
  • Mushfiqur Rahim is another key contributor with the bat England. In 11 innings, he has scored 441 runs against England
  • Shakib Al Hasan is another crucial pick from Bangladesh. In two games, he has scored 139 runs and has also bagged 3 wickets
  • Jos Buttler has an average of 52.50 against Bangladesh. In 4 innings, he has amassed 210 runs and has scored three fifties
  • His current form is quite formidable as the wicket-keeper batter averages 68.00 in 2019. With two hundred, he has slammed 476 runs in 9 innings
  • Joe Root is the key performer from England in the tournament. In two innings, he has amassed 158 runs including a century and a fifty
  • Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes will be the pick in bowling from England. Although Archer went wicketless against Pakistan, he picked three scalps in the opening game against South Africa. On the opposite, Woakes bagged three wickets against Pakistan after finishing wicketless in the first game

Kapil Sharma

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