In the ongoing World Cup cricket tournament of the season, the hosts England and the tournament favorite won their first match against South Africa but suffered a heavy defeat in the hands of Pakistan. Hence, the host country is looking forward to bounce back in their upcoming match against Bangladesh that is going to be held at Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground in Cardiff. On the other hand, Bangladesh won their first game against South Africa and put up an impressive fight against New Zealand. However, the Tigers couldn’t win their game against New Zealand.
During the last two Cricket World Cups, surprisingly enough, Bangladesh has defeated England but England has won 16 of their other 18 one-day internationals against the Tigers.
England should not take the Tigers for granted or consider them as a weak team any more as they showed they won’t give up a match easily.
So far the venue, Cardiff Wales Stadium has proved to be conducive for fast bowlers. There is a high chance that Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes would make the best use of the pitch.
The England side loves to chase and the pressure of chasing down big totals in the World Cup is something different from the ordinary ODI matches. Hopefully, England might rethink their play strategy.
Joe Root and Jos Buttler proved their worth with the bat during the last match. So a high hope is on them. England might stick to the batting line-up: Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes.
The Bangladesh bowling attack is not very ferocious and includes a lot of spin. We think that Joe Root is going to be the most important batsman for England in this match as well. He is very good against spin and in good form.
Bangladesh needs to approach this game as having nothing to lose and continue to apply the pressure on England. An impressive high total with contributions from their batsmen would start to bring the doubts in England once again.
Soumya Sarkar has been very impressive at the start of the inning but needs to make the most of this good form. He and Tamim Iqbal can stick together and offer a good start then England is going to be rattled. Shakib Al Hasan is in great form in World Cup 2019.
The middle-order of Shakib, Mushfiqur, and Mahmudullah needs to maintain their composure in difficult situations.
There is a high possibility of England winning the match. However, no one can tell upon whom luck might favor at that point of time. The prediction is based on certain assumptions. They are:
England being the World’s number one side and has batted very well in this cricket world cup tournament till date.
Bangladesh has played well; however, they have some limitations.
Everyone knows that England’s fast bowling attack is far better to Bangladesh. Thereby, giving the team a winning advantage.