In the 7th ODI of the ODI World Cup, England will come face to face with Bangladesh for their second fixture at HPCA Stadium on Tuesday. Both teams have met 24 times in the past and England has won 19 fixtures and Bangladesh have stunned the opposition five times.
The start of the ODI World Cup campaign was not good and completely unexpected for England. A start with a loss against New Zealand in the first fixture of the tournament has raised some questions in the English camp but the team will be looking forward to bouncing back before things go out of hand.
Bangladesh will be eyeing a major upset in the 2nd ODI of the tournament. The team has been in the news for all the wrong reasons before the start of the World Cup but the time has come to make things right for the players. The top bookmakers in India have some amazing odds for this World Cup.
Malan has been in good form in the last 5 ODIs and he has scored 291 runs at an average of 58.2.
The betting tip is...
Dawid Malan to score a half-century.
Bangladesh is carrying an advantage of playing more fixtures than England this year. They have been part of 19 ODIs in 2023 and have scored a win in 8 matches which includes a win over England and India. Their stats are a representation of their capability to stun the bigger opposition and give a major shock in bigger tournaments.
Overall, the 2023 season was not good for Bangladesh. They are coming to play in the ODI World Cup after witnessing a series loss of 0-2 against New Zealand at their home ground. The internal team clashes will also affect the team morale but skipper Shakib Al Hasan will have to make sure that his boys give a tough fight against England.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz Taskin Ahmed, Litton Das, and Shoriful Islam are the key players for the team and the team management will have high expectations from them.
There are no injuries in the Bangladesh camp and hence they will have the best possible playing XI.
Predicted Lineup: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam.
A loss in the first fixture for the defending champions is not a good sign for the team. England is dealing with major uncertainty and inconsistency of performance in their camp.
England has been part of 13 ODIs in 2023 and they have scored a win in 7 fixtures and have lost 4 out of them. Not much has changed as compared to the last year in English camp where they played 12 ODIs and won 5.
Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid and Liam Livingstone form the primary bowling unit of the team and they will have to ferocious in the next fixture to gain confidence for the rest of the tournament. Jonny Bairstow and David Malan should play a solid partnership to give a good start to the team.
Malan will be in the spotlight because he has played 10 ODIs in 2023 and has scored 605 runs at an average of 67.22 and a strike rate of 95.12.
Ben Stokes is still doubtful to be part of the 2nd ODI because of his knee injury.
Predicted Lineup: Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Bangladesh has its own issues with the inconsistency of players in bigger matches. They are also struggling with a weak middle order that fails to handle the pressure of scoring runs when the top order fails.
England, on the other hand, has a good batting depth. The English pacers will also get the benefit of the bowling-friendly HPCA pitch. We predict a win for England on Tuesday.