Teams of Bangladesh and England are face to face in Group A of T20 World Cup today. After a big win against the West Indies, England are on the high side, while the Bangladesh team is desperate to make a comeback after losing to Sri Lanka. Not many runs are likely to be scored in this match to be held at the Abu Dhabi ground and the pitch will help the spin bowlers. In such a situation, Bangladeshs team can upset England by defeating, but on paper, Englands team is stronger. England has many great players who can change the course of the match on their own. Bangladesh, on the other hand, would like to take advantage of the conditions in Abu Dhabi to register a win.
Bangladesh had suffered a loss against Sri Lanka in their first match and will have to win this match at any cost to stay in the semi-finals. England, on the other hand, has registered a big win in the first match and would like to win the rest of their matches to seal their place in the semi-finals. England is a strong contender to be at number one in Group 1, while Bangladesh will have to beat teams like South Africa and West Indies apart from England to reach the semi-finals.
England captain Morgan and the rest of the batsmen may not be in very good form, but their bowling is in very good form. Players like Tymal Mills to Jordan and Chris Woakes bowled very well against the West Indies. Also, the spin pair of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid is also doing amazing. For this reason, in the first match, Morgans team dismissed the Caribbean players cheaply and their batsmen easily chased down the small target. England bowlers can do wonders in this match too.
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The form of the England batsmen may be a matter of concern for them, but Moeen Ali has impressed with both his bowling and batting. For this reason, there is no shortage in the England team. If Bangladesh bowlers take wickets early, then players like Morgan and Livingstone can be put under pressure. Both these players had disappointed in IPL 2021.
The pitch of Abu Dhabi helps the spin bowlers and the ball remains low. Because of this very big scores are not made here. The situation is similar in Bangladesh pitches as well. In such a situation, Bangladesh can get the benefit of the conditions and their spin trio can trouble the England batsmen. Mahmudullahs team has suffered a major setback due to the injury of fast bowler Mohammad Saifuddin. Rubel Hossain has been included in the Bangladesh team in his place. With this, the poor form of Litin Das continues. He also dropped two important catches against Sri Lanka. In such a situation, Soumya Sarkar can be given a chance in his place.
This match will be played in the afternoon and neither team will face any problem of dew. Because of this, the importance of the toss is less. However, the team winning the toss would like to bat first and make a good score on a difficult pitch. England has a large number of players hitting big shots and they can lose their wickets in the affair of hitting big shots in this pitch. On the other hand, Shakib Al Hasan has a good record against England openers Jason Roy and Josh Butler. In such a situation, Bangladesh can get the opening over from Shakib.
Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, David Malan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan
Mahmudullah (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan, Liton Das, Mohammad Naeem, Afif Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehdi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasoom Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed
The pitch in Abu Dhabi is batting friendly and winning the toss and opting to bowl first could be the right thing for both teams. The team batting first will have to keep an eye on the score above 160.
In the ICC T20 World Cup this afternoon the match will be played between the teams of England and Bangladesh. The Group 1 match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. So far, the England cricket team has started the tournament with a win and they are going to play their second match on Wednesday. England defeated West Indies in their first match. At the same time, the Bangladesh cricket team is currently at the bottom of this group, having lost their first match against Sri Lanka.
Currently, in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE, there are only a few such pitches where players are enjoying playing. The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is also one of them where players from all departments have some potential. In the beginning, the fast bowlers will want to take the support of swing here and the batsmen can lose their wickets due to the rush in the opening overs. After the ball is a bit old, it will be easier for the batsmen to play here. Both the teams would like to bat first after winning the toss on this pitch. A good score can be scored here if the team plays carefully in the beginning.
This Group-2 match between England and Bangladesh in the Super-12 round is to be played in Abu Dhabi where the heat will leave no stone unturned to trouble the players. The day is expected to be sunny and no rain is expected. Humidity on Wednesday will not be more than the last few days but the England-Bangladesh match is to be played in the day, so the players may face some problems due to the scorching sun. If we talk about the temperature, then the maximum temperature is expected to go up to 32 degree centigrade on Wednesday, while the minimum temperature has been estimated to be around 26 degree centigrade.