ICC World Cup 2019 Match 12 ENG vs BAN Match Prediction: Who will win today
The upcoming match of the ICC Men's World Cup 2019 will witness host nation England square off against Bangladesh in Cardiff.
The upcoming match of the ICC Men's World Cup 2019 will witness host nation England square off against Bangladesh in Cardiff. A clash that has assumed a peculiar status after Bangladesh's laudable success against the three lions in the past few years.And given the recent form of these proud cricketing teams, expect a humdinger on Saturday.
Preview for England
After kicking off their World Cup campaign in style by thrashing South Africa in the first game, England were stunned by a resurgent Pakistan in their second fixture.
The hosts will, however, be determined to get back to winning ways by overcoming the Bangladeshi challenge on Saturday. With Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler among the runs in the first two games, the batting unit looks solid. It was the bowling that caused the major concern for England in their last game. Unable to pick wickets in the middle overs and leaking runs towards the death, the English bowling attack looked out of sorts and was punished severely by the Pakistani batters.
Reports suggest that leg spinner Adil Rashid is likely to make way for Liam Plunkett, whose feisty services were dearly missed by the men in blue in their previous clash.
Probable Playing XI:
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Preview for Bangladesh
Bangladesh made a roaring entry into the tournament by defeating South Africa in their first match. However, the tigers fell short of the line by a narrow margin when they took on New Zealand in their subsequent game.
While the first game saw a collective effort from the batsmen, the mantle was majorly taken over by Shakib Al Hasan in the match against New Zealand. The likes of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah are be expected to come up with the goods to face a stiff challenge from a daunting English side in Cardiff.
On the other hand, the bowling looks to be in a well-oiled state. The spin department, boasting the services of Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan and Mosaddek Hossain, will once again be the team's stronger suit.
Probable Playing XI:
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mustafizur Rahman
Who will win today's match?
After putting up commendable performances in their first two games, Bangladesh will have their tails up and will be raring to cause a major upset in Cardiff. England, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back and barge ahead in their quest to win the marquee title. Expect the hosts to defeat Bangladesh today.