Large image – England’s Tremendous League ends
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.
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.
“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.
Bangladesh LLLWW (final 5 accomplished matches, most up-to-date first)
Within the highlight: Litton Das and Rehan Ahmed
Staff information: Will Buttler relaxation himself?
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
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