Cricket World Cup 2023: England vs Bangladesh Preview as two cricket powerhouses will clash in the seventh ODI fixture of the ongoing competition, in Dharamshala.
Jos Buttler, who averages 48.12 in ODIs against Bangladesh, with five half-centuries in 8 innings, will aim to stage a comeback after losing to New Zealand in the tournament opener.
England vs Bangladesh Preview
Bangladesh are currently fourth in the standings, and England (10th) are bottom. A win is a must for both sides, and high-octane action is expected in Dharamshala.
After setting a target of 283 runs, England’s bowling department crumbled as Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra went on to bag unbeaten tons. New Zealand reached 283/1 in 36.2 overs and didn’t have a bright start as opener Will Young was dismissed for a golden duck.
Conway and Ravindra stitched together a strong partnership, easily destroying English bowlers. Conway smacked 152* off 121 balls, packed with 19 fours and three sixes. Meanwhile, Ravindra hammered 123* off 96 deliveries, clattering 11 fours and five sixes. Moeen Ali was whacked for 60 runs in 9.2 overs and failed to take a wicket. Meanwhile, Mark Wood gave away 55 runs, and Adil Rashid and Sam Curran leaked 47 runs, respectively. Chris Wood was slammed for 45 runs and Liam Livingstone conceded 24.
Initially, England posted 282/9 in 50 overs, as Joe Root bagged a half-century. Root registered 77 off 86 balls, hitting four fours and a six. For New Zealand’s bowling department, Mat Henry took three wickets. Mitchell Santner and Glenn Phillips took two dismissals each.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh will aim to build on their win against Afghanistan. Mehidy Hasan was the Player of the Match as Bangladesh clinched a six-wicket victory. Chasing a target of 157 runs, they reached 158/4 in 34.4 overs, courtesy of Najmul Hossain Shanto (59) and Mehidy (57).
Initially, Afghanistan were bowled out for 156 in 37.2 overs, with Rahmanullah Gurbaz (47) missing out on a half-century. Mehidy and Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets for Bangladesh’s bowling department.
Both sides have faced each other in 24 ODI matches. England won 19 times, and Bangladesh came out on top five times.
Head-to-Head at World Cup
England and Bangladesh have faced each other in four ODI World Cup matches, and the head-to-head record here is not one-sided. England have won twice, and even Bangladesh have clinched victory twice. The highest total posted by Bangladesh against England in the ODI World Cup is 280 runs.
Meanwhile, 386 is England’s highest total against Bangladesh in ODI World Cup history. England’s lowest total against Bangladesh in ODI World Cups is 147. Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s lowest total against England in ODI World Cups is 143.
Form guide (Last five matches)