On Wednesday, Bangladesh will host England in the opening ODI at Mirpur’s Shere Bangla National Stadium (March 1). After their last Test match against India in December 2022, Bangladesh is back in the international cricket scene. Their most recent ODI victory, a 2-1 victory over India at home, was achieved without skipper Tamim Iqbal. With with Tamim, the renowned spinner Taijul Islam returns to the ODI lineup on Wednesday, and Towhid Hridoy is expected to make his ODI debut.
England suffered 2-1 defeats in their most recent ODIs against South Africa and 3-0 defeats to Australia. One explanation for their dismal ODI performance is the frequent injuries and forced changes to their white-ball lineups. Jos Buttler is still in charge of theSaquib Mahmood and Mark Wood have joined the team once again. Rehan Ahmed, 18, is also set to make his white-ball debut but is unlikely to play in the opening ODI because to the competition between Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali for two spin positions.
England has won four of their past five games against Asian teams, including a 109-run victory over Bangladesh in their most recent one-day international match during the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Time: 2:00 PM IST on March 1
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The Pitch Report
White-ball cricket can be played on a level surface at Mirpur’s Shere Bangla National Stadium. While bowlers dominated the last two ODIs, recent BPL 2023 matches were advantageous for hitters.played in this. The first innings score here is 222 runs on average, but if England bats first on Wednesday, they are certain to record a high total.
Potential starting lineups for BAN vs. ENG:
Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Taijull Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushifiqur Rahman (wk),
Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Jofra Archer, Reece Topley, Will Jacks, Phil Salt, Moeen Ali