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World Cup 2019, Match12- ENG Vs BAN, Preview: Hosts Set For The Revenge Battle Against The Tigers

After the spirited Asiatic battle, it is time to shift the focus on the third double-header day of the World Cup 2019 extravaganza. In the 12th game of the biggest cricketing carnival, hosts England will be locking horns with the Bangladeshi Tigers at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on June 8, Saturday. Both these teams will be quite low on confidence as they are coming into this match after conceding disappointing losses in their respective previous outings. Thus, both England and Bangladesh will be aiming to bounce back strongly and strike back to winning ways.

England got their campaign off to a perfect start by registering a clinical victory over South Africa in the tournament opener at The Oval. But then the hosts and favorites were handed a 14-run defeat by the unpredictable Pakistan team in the last match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The Eoin Morgan-led team showed a lot of fight in that match as the duo comprising of Joe Root and Jos Buttler compiled up fabulous tons to take the game as close as possible.

The England bowlers gave away too many runs as they allowed the Pakistan team to post a massive total of 348 runs after which the scoreboard pressure haunted the batsmen. Except for Moeen Ali who registered figures of 3 for 53, the rest of the bowlers leaked a lot of runs in their respective spells. They would be expected to put forward an improved effort in this match.

On the other hand, Bangladesh also started the World Cup with a dream win against the mighty Proteas in their opening game, however, the Kiwis then brought the Tigers’ campaign on the losing track. Except for Shakib’s all-round show both with the bat as well as with the ball, things didn’t fall in the right place for Bangladesh against New Zealand at The Oval. The majority of the batter failed to convert their respective starts into bigger scores.

However, the Bangladesh bowlers did bowl really well in the last few overs to trigger a Kiwi batting collapse. Thus, the bowlers will be hoping to keep up the good work against England as well.

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England’s Likely Playing XI

Even after conceding a defeat in the last match, England will most probably field the same team. The duo comprising of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will once again open the batting for England and they would be expected to come good as an opening combination. Joe Root will be the key at the number three position, while skipper Eoin Morgan will take up the fourth spot in the batting line-up. The pair of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes will have to do the finishing job.

Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid will have to handle the spin bowling department and they will also add to the depth in the batting. The troika of Mark Wood, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes will be the three frontline seamers for this match as well which means Liam Plunkett will once again be on the bench.

Probable XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.

Bangladesh’s Likely Playing XI

Bangladesh will also stick to the same line-up in this match. The pair of Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar will open the innings and they would be expected to convert their starts into bigger innings. The in-form Shakib Al Hasan will bat at three and head the middle-order which includes the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rahman. The duo of Mohammad Mithun and Mosaddek Hossain will also bat in the middle-order and thus, there is much depth in the batting department.

Bangladeshi skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will lead the pace bowling attack along with Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin. Mehidy Hasan is the lone specialist spinner in the line-up.

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

Match Timings- 3:00 pm IST and 10:30 local

Broadcast Details- Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD.

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