Bangladesh gained the spotlight again after defeating the T20 champions in the first T20 fixture on Thursday. The England squad was in trouble from the beginning as the batter was unable to construct a partnership in front of the bowling attack from Bangladesh. The 2nd fixture is scheduled to take place on Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla stadium. England is expected to bounce back but the hosts will be planning to win the T20 series.
Bangladesh have again proved that there is no one more powerful than them at their home ground when it comes to the limited over format.
England have now experienced the playing conditions in Bangladesh and are expected to make a comeback in the 2nd T20. Find all odds at the top bookmakers in India.
Najmul Hossain Shanto to score more than fifty once again.
The betting tip is...
Bangladesh will win the match.
It was a good decision from the hosts to bowl first after winning the toss. The bowlers produced breakthroughs at the right time. Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman picked up one wicket each but their economy was on the higher side. Najmul Hossain Shanto scored a half-century at a strike rate of 170 and provided winning momentum to the team.
There are no concerns regarding the playing XI for the hosts and they will have the availability of the best possible players to start the game.
Predicted Lineup: Hasan Mahmud, Litton Das, Nasum Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Afif Hossain, Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy
The T20 Champions started well with Phil Salt and Jos Buttler providing a positive start to the team. Buttler scored 67 runs in 42 balls at a strike rate of 159.52. Once the partnership was broken, the team struggled to reach a solid score. English bowlers also struggled to pick wickets in the game as the pace attack was a complete failure.
England won’t be making any changes in the team for the 2nd T20.
Predicted Lineup: Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Philip Salt, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Ben Duckett, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Dawid Malan
England might once again struggle away from home. Bangladesh have the quality to topple England and win the series in the process as well.