The Bangladeshi Tigers will take on the in-form and unbeatable England in today’s match number 20 at Abu Dhabi. England had an empiric win over the current defending champions West Indies on Saturday. But the Bangladeshi Tigers had to face a loss against Sri Lanka on Sunday evening. Bangladesh will have an uphill task in this match. But they will want their T20 World Cup 2021 campaign to get a winning start from his match.
The runners up of the T20 World Cup of 2016, England, was simply superb against the defending champions, West Indies on Saturday night. Their bowlers were successful against the power-hitting giants of International cricket in the T20I format. Woakes, Moeen, Rashid, Wood and Jordan used their pace, line and length cleverly against West Indies which is why they were bundled out for just 56 runs.
England is favourite to reach the semi-final spot in Group 1 mainly because they have all the bases covered in all three departments. This England team is also a good fielding unit, they will dive to save runs and take some good catches to keep the pressure on the opposition team. Their only concern is that their Eoin Morgan is not in the best of nick.
Morgan can promote himself up the order in this match against Bangladesh. He needs to get going for England before they face strong teams like Australia and South Africa in the Group One stage. England might also face Pakistan and New Zealand or India in the semi-final stages. So it will be crucial for the 2019 ODI World Cup Champions that Morgan gets some time out in the middle.
Bangladesh batted quite decently in their first match of the Super 12s against Sri Lanka and they also started well with the ball. But their ground bowling and poor bowling let them down on Sunday. Bangladeshi fielders dropped two crucial catches when the game was in the balance. They cannot afford that at this stage of the Super 12 Round in the T20 World Cup 2021 event.
Against England, the Bangla Tigers should be on their toes in all three departments of the game. England is a very good side in all three formats. The Bangladeshi batters vary Chris Woakes and Mark Wood because they are wicket-taking bowlers upfront. Then the spinners Ali and Rashid are not easy to play on tracks like Abu Dhabi. So Bangladesh will be in a mess in this match as England will not provide any chances and freebies to the Tigers.
Today Playing XI Of England
Today Playing XI Of Bangladesh
Soumaya Sarkar (VC), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (C), Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammad Naim, Atif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustifizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam.
Today Match Details
- Match – Super 12 Round 20thMatch – England Vs Bangladesh
- Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi
- Timings – 3.30 IST and 10 PM GMT
- Live Streaming Channels – Disney Plus Hot Star, FanCode, Jio TV, Airtel TV, Vodafone TV, Amoni Prime Mini TV, Live Cricket App and Ten Sports Live application.
- TV Channel – Star Sports India Network.
Today Weather Report of England Vs Bangladesh 20th Match
It will be a hot day in Abu Dhabi. The temperature will be around 32 degrees Celsius with fifty per cent of humidity and the wind will blow around sixteen kilometres per hour today.
Pitch Report England Vs Bangladesh 20th Match
- The average first inning score at Abu Dhabi is 141 runs.
The wicket is expected to help the spinners more in the middle overs just like the previous matches and it will have some assistance for the pace bowlers and the batsmen.
Today Fantasy Best Batsmen of England Vs Bangladesh 20th Match
Jos Buttler – The England wicket-keeper and Vice-captain is the most explosive batsman in the T20I and ODI format. In the shortest format, he is highly successful in giving starts to innings and in the fifty over format, Buttler makes sure that he finishes the innings and crosses the line. Jos held the innings together against the West Indies when the other England batters gave their wickets away in the run chase of just 56 runs. Bangladesh needs to pick him up early, if Buttler stays during the powerplay overs then The Bangla Tigers are out of the game. Buttler can maximize the first six overs and then he drives the opposition completely out of the contest.
Mahmudullah – Bangladesh has done well to qualify for the super 12 round. But they can achieve a lot more than that. To reach the semi-final spot in this T20 World Cup 2021 event, they need to win matches against strong teams like England, South Africa, West Indies and Australia. Bangladesh will need runs and wickets from their all-rounder captain, Mahmudullah. Bangladesh cannot afford to repeat the same mistakes which they did against Sri Lanka a few days ago.
Today Fantasy Best Bowlers of England Vs Bangladesh 20th Match
Mark Wood – The best pace bowler for England in all three formats. Mark Wood has been perfect for Woakes in the T20I and ODIs format and Anderson, Board in the Tests matches. Wood is the one bowler from England, who can also use the new ball well. Ge did well against the West Indies in the previous match and against Bangladesh, he is the favourite to win the battle against them. Wood can also choke runs and pick up wickets in the last few overs. He can do that against power hitters like Mahumudullah, Shakib, Mushfiqur and Liton Das.
Shakib Al Hasan – He is not just a batsman or a bowler in the Bangladeshi team. But he plays all three formats as a genuine spin-bowling all-rounder. Shakib hasn’t stepped up since his return of serving a one year ban. He also had a poor IPL 2021 season, where he played under the leadership of Eoin Morgan for the Kolkata Knight Riders. By now, Shakib could be aware of the tactics of Morgan and that could help him to come out of the slump with the bat and ball. Shakib should bat at number three just like he batted during the 2019 ICC World Cup in the fifty over format. Shakib was the leading wicket-taker and run-scorer of that ICC tournament and Bangladesh will want him to repeat that performance in this ICC event.
Fantasy Team for England Vs Bangladesh Match 20: Fantasy Player List: Dream 11, MPL, Predictions For Today’s Match
- Wicketkeeper: M. Rahim, J. Bairstow
- Batsman: Mahmudullah, J. Roy, L. Das, N. Sheikh
- All Rounder: S. Al Hasan, M.Ali
- Bowlers: A. Rashid, M. Rahman, M. Saifuddin
- Captain: Sakib Al Hasan
- Vice-Captain: M. Ali
Predictions For Today’s Match
England will win this match against Bangladesh hands down. England is a strong enough team to compete against a side like Bangladesh and others in group one of the T20 World Cup 2021 event.