ENG vs BAN Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The 20th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be contested between England and Bangladesh at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 27 October (Wednesday). Incidentally, this will be the first time that England and Bangladesh will be facing each other in a T20I encounter and that too in the T20 World Cup.
Both these sides are coming into this game after witnessing contrasting fortunes unfold in their previous outings. England kickstarted their campaign in this ICC T20 World Cup with an outstanding 6-wicket victory against defending champions West Indies in their opening match. On the other hand, Bangladesh suffered a disappointing 5-wicket loss at the hands of Sri Lanka in their first match of Super 12 stage.
England are placed at the top position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 278 rating and 7786 points. On the other hand, Bangladesh occupies the sixth spot with a total of 6259 points. This will also be the first time when England will face Bangladesh in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Fixture Name: Match 20, England vs Bangladesh
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 27 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium are once again expected to favour the bowlers. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will surely be some amount of dew in the second innings. However, bowling first will be a great choice of decision after winning the toss. The par total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first.
It will be an important move to pick a mixed combination of England and Bangladesh players in your dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman the must pick players.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Mushfiqur Rahim, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow
BATTERS: Mahmudullah, Jason Roy, Naim Sheikh
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shakib Al Hasan, Liam Livingstone
BOWLERS: Mustafizur Rahman, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
England will surely start as the favourites to win this match against Bangladesh due to their phenomenal performance in the last game. The Eoin Morgan-led team got the better of defending champions West Indies in a comprehensive manner. On the other hand, Bangladesh have always troubled England in World Cup tournaments and they will be hoping to play with the best of their abilities in this important match.
For England, it will be really important to perform well both in the batting as well as bowling departments before the start of the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The likes of Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan will be their important clogs in the batting department. On the other hand, the trio of Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid have to play a significant role with the ball.
England’s swashbuckling opening batter Jos Buttler has performed sensationally well over the years for his team in different conditions. Buttler has smashed a total of 1871 runs representing England in 82 T20I games at an average of 31.71. The wicket-keeper batter has an impressive strike-rate of nearly 140 in the T20I format. He has also notched up a total of 14 half-centuries in T20I cricket.
For the England team, right-arm leg spinner Adil Rashid delivered a superb performance in the opening match against West Indies. He picked up a total of four wickets in his spell of 2.2 overs and ended up conceding just 2 runs. Adil Rashid has surely improved his game with the ball in the last few years having taken as many as 69 wickets from 63 T20I matches. He has a brilliant economy rate of less than 8.
ENG Playing 11 (Confirmed)
The Bangladesh team will be hoping to play the same form of cricket both with the bat and ball as they did in the qualifying stage. The likes of Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah will have to play a significant role in the batting department. On the other hand, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan will have to play an important role with the ball.
For Bangladesh, experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan looked in a phenomenal touch both with the bat and ball so far both in the Round 1 matches and against Sri Lanka. He has taken as many as 11 wickets with the ball and also scored 118 runs in the three matches so far. However, considering his amazing record in T20I cricket, he will definitely want to come up with a better performance and in a winning cause for Bangladesh. Shakib has scored more than 1800 runs and taken a total of 117 wickets in 92 games.
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Bangladesh’s left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman has been a regular wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game. He was also in an impressive form with the ball for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League Phase 2. Mustafizur has taken a total of 82 wickets at an average of 20.06. He has an excellent economy rate of 7.49. He finished with two vital scalps in the opening encounter against Scotland.
BAN Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Shakib Al Hasan
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