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England head to Cardiff to face Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens, as the ICC Cricket World Cup hosts and favorites look to get back to winning ways. The match is scheduled for June 8 and the live action begins at 10:30 local time. Read the cricket betting tips on our cricket betting sites to find out the expert predictions on the possible outcome of the matches.
Mark Wood came in for Liam Plunkett at Trent Bridge, with England opting for extra pace as opposed to Plunkett’s swing. Though Wood picked up wickets, Plunkett’s variation and better batting may see that change reversed. Tom Curran, James Vince, and Liam Dawson are yet to feature. If anybody else’s place is in danger, it is Moeen Ali’s – he has struggled with the bat but his three wickets last time out are likely to be enough to keep his place.
England started the World Cup with a statement of intent against South Africa – posting 311/8 as Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, and Ben Stokes all scored half-centuries. Jofra Archer led the way as they then bowled the Proteas out for 207.
England hit the first two centuries of this year’s tournament in the loss to Pakistan as both Joe Root and Jos Buttler proved their worth with the bat. If either one had still been there at the end, England would likely have won. The form book was upset last time out, however, when England finished on 334/9 in pursuit of 349 to beat Pakistan, despite Root and Jos Buttler both scoring centuries.
Bangladesh has been unchanged for their first two matches, with Liton Das missing out at the top of the order and Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar opening. The Tigers could stick with the same line-up for the third game in a row, despite the narrow defeat to New Zealand last time out.
Shakib Al Hasan has started this tournament in excellent form, highlighting why he is the world’s foremost all-rounder. He followed up his 75 against South Africa with 64 against New Zealand and then took 2-47 with the ball, to add to the 1-50 he claimed against the Proteas.
Bangladesh won their opening game at the World Cup, as Mushfiqur Rahim hit 78 and Shakib Al Hasan 75 on their way to 330/6 against South Africa. In reply, the Proteas could only reach 309/8.
The Tigers were unable to back it up, however, as another Shakib Al Hasan half-century could not prevent them from folding for 244 against New Zealand. The Black Caps looked to be cruising in reply, but in the end, limped over the line to record a two-wicket win after a good Bangladesh bowling comeback.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mossadek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman
England suffered a setback against Pakistan last time out and they know they need to bounce back straight away. Now would be the perfect time to end their poor World Cup run against Bangladesh by getting back to winning ways. Back England to win the match.
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