After registering a resounding victory over the West Indies in their first match of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, England hopes to continue their winning streak when they face Bangladesh on Wednesday 27 October.
The runners-up of the last edition defeated the reigning world champions in a one-sided competition by firing them for just 55.
For Bangladesh, it would be a tough challenge after their painful defeat against Sri Lanka. Batting first, the team led by Mahmudullah scored 171/4 in their stipulated overs. Mohammad Naim (62) and Musfiqur Rahim (57 *) helped their team score a challenging total on the board.
In response, the Lankans chased the total with five wickets in hand and seven balls to spare. Nasum Ahmed and Shakib Al Hasan each picked up a pair of wickets, to no avail as their team ended up on the losing end.
The court in Abu Dhabi proved to be a difficult surface to hit in the first tournament between South Africa and Australia on Saturday (October 23). Batting can be tough once again, especially since it’s a day game.
The chase has been the first choice in the ongoing competition, and the trend should continue into Wednesday’s game.
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (week), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
Mohammad Naim, Liton Das / Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (week), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman