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England vs Bangladesh Match Preview

England and Bangladesh will lock horns in the first double header match of the World T20 Cup on Wednesday. England is coming from a win against West Indies while Bangladesh has suffered a loss against Sri Lanka in their last match. Therefore, Bangladesh has an added pressure on themselves. The match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.  


England's impeccable batting order 

Batting is undoubtedly England's biggest strength. The opening pair of Jason Roy and Jos Buttler followed by Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone and Dawid Malan make up England's batting impeccable. Eoin Morgan's form is certainly under question, but given the batting lineup he has, the team will not be much worried about it. England also has great players in bowling and we can see Mark Wood doing well along with Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills in this match. English bowlers bowled out the whole West Indies squad on just 55 in their last match.  


A must win for Bangladesh 

Bangladesh started the tournament poorly and even lost to Scotland in the group stage matches. Out of the four matches they have played, they won in two and lost the other two. Bangladesh is currently fifth in the points table and a defeat here will make it very difficult for the team to make a comeback. Although they lost their last match, it could help them gain some experience and learn from their mistake. 


Weather Report 

The maximum and minimum temperatures at Abu Dhabi will be 32 and 26 degrees, respectively. Humidity will be around 52 percent with no chances of precipitation. 


Pitch Report 

The Abu Dhabi pitch is not going to be easy to bat on. The batsmen have struggled here in Saturday's match between Australia and South Africa. Hence, bowlers will have an edge in today's match. After winning the toss, the teams would want to bowl first. 


Probable Playing XI For England 

Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills 


Probable Playing XI For Bangladesh 

Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman 


Key Players 


Dawid Malan 

Jos Buttler 



Liton Das 

Shakib Al Hasan 






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