HomeBangladeshMatch Preview - Bangladesh vs England, England in Bangladesh 2022/23, third ODI

Match Preview – Bangladesh vs England, England in Bangladesh 2022/23, third ODI

Large image – England’s Tremendous League ends

England arrived in Chattogram on Saturday forward of their ultimate fixture within the inaugural – and solely – version of the ICC’s ODI Tremendous League. On Monday, they wish to safe a three-nil sequence win, thereby changing into the primary group to safe an away ODI sequence whitewash in Bangladesh since Sri Lanka in 2014.

The Tremendous League, the qualifying course of for the 2023 World Cup in India, launched in 2020 with the lofty, noble goal to “increase the stakes of bilateral 50-over video games”, based on the ICC on the time.

The concept was easy sufficient. World Cup qualification had typically been selected the opaque rankings system. Commercially-driven boards had no aggressive incentive to schedule ODI sequence evenly, so high groups scheduled lengthy sequence which had been largely devoid of context in opposition to each other, not often deigning to play rising nations.

The fixture record was imperfect – every group was scheduled to play eight opponents out of a doable twelve – however nonetheless generated sequence which may by no means have occurred in any other case. The Netherlands hosted West Indies, England, Pakistan and New Zealand in a single summer time. Eire turned West Indies over within the Caribbean. Zimbabwe performed Australia in a bilateral ODI sequence for the first time in 18 years – and received the third recreation.

For Eire, South Africa and Sri Lanka – who, together with West Indies, are jostling to keep away from June’s qualification event in Zimbabwe by securing the ultimate automated World Cup spot – the ultimate months of the Tremendous League symbolize an important alternative.

However for the remainder, they’re an irrelevance. Because the qualification cycle attracts in the direction of a detailed, it’s clear that market forces have overtaken the ICC’s ambitions: a number of sequence have now been deserted on account of franchise cricket’s squeeze on the worldwide calendar, and the Tremendous League has been scrapped altogether.

“Since every level issues, there will likely be no useless rubbers and groups will all the time should be at their best possible,” the ICC mentioned in 2020. Monday’s recreation in Chattogram is a direct riposte.

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Bangladesh LLLWW (final 5 accomplished matches, most up-to-date first)
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Within the highlight: Litton Das and Rehan Ahmed

Litton Das was the main run-scorer for BPL champions Comilla Victorians and is lengthy established as Tamim Iqbal’s opening companion in ODIs. However he has not bought going on this sequence, scratching round for 7 off 15 within the first recreation earlier than chopping his first ball to level within the second. He has now gone 5 ODI innings in a row with out reaching 50, and will do with a rating in Chattogram.

If not now, when? Rehan Ahmed, the 18-year-old legspinning allrounder, is England’s long-term alternative for Adil Rashid and will win his first white-ball cap on Monday. The deadest of rubbers gives the best low-stakes alternative for him to make his debut, and his capability with the bat means he might even play alongside Rashid if situations go well with.

Staff information: Will Buttler relaxation himself?

Mustafizur Rahman appeared out of types and brief on confidence in Mirpur, bowling 18 wicketless overs and leaking 5.83 an over, making him the most costly bowler on both aspect. If Bangladesh determine to vary issues up, he might give method for Ebadot Hossain or Hasan Mahmud. The uncapped Towhid Hridoy is the squad’s spare batter.

Bangladesh (doable): 1 Tamim Iqbal (capt), 2 Litton Das, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Taijul Islam, 11 Ebadot Hossain/Hasan Mahmud.

Reece Topley is more likely to play for the primary time within the sequence, with England rotating their seam assault all through the tour. Will Jacks has been dominated out of the remainder of the tour with a quad damage; with no spare batter within the squad, England will change their stability considerably.

England (doable): 1 Jason Roy, 2 Phil Salt, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 James Vince, 5 Jos Buttler (capt/wk), 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Rehan Ahmed, 9 Jofra Archer, 10 Adil Rashid/Saqib Mahmood, 11 Reece Topley.

Pitch and situations: Count on it to spin once more

The climate in Chattogram has been heat and dry. The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium pitches are typically considerably higher for batting than Mirpur; in the newest recreation on the venue, India piled on 408 for 9. However this one might help spinners for a change, because it seems fairly dry. “The block, simply strolling over the sq., positively feels a bit tougher; the one in Mirpur felt a bit of bit cheesy, a bit softer,” Mark Wooden mentioned on Sunday.

Stats and trivia

  • Jason Roy’s hundred on Friday was his twelfth in ODIs, taking him joint-third in England’s all-time record. He’s one behind Eoin Morgan, and 4 behind Joe Root.
  • Shakib Al Hasan wants 4 wickets to achieve 300 in males’s ODIs. He can be the primary Bangladesh bowler to achieve that landmark, and the third left-arm spinner after Sanath Jayasuriya and Daniel Vettori.
  • England have solely performed seven males’s fixtures throughout codecs in 2023 however have already used 27 gamers, the joint-most of any group this 12 months.
  • Friday’s victory noticed England leapfrog New Zealand on the high of the Tremendous League desk. They might prolong their result in 15 factors on Sunday.


“There’s nothing known as an automated alternative. No person is an automated alternative. I can’t be within the group if I’m not performing often, though I’m the captain. A participant’s efficiency graph will go up and down on a regular basis, however we imagine he’ll flip his type round.”
Tamim Iqbal has religion in Mustafizur Rahman regardless of his gradual begin to the sequence.

“He is impressed everyone, not simply me. The entire group have mentioned how effectively he is bowled. He is bowling rapidly, hitting good lengths. Within the first recreation, he confirmed our seam-bowling group the place to bowl, actually.”
Mark Wooden says that Taskin Ahmed has left a optimistic impression on England’s squad.

Matt Curler is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @mroller98



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