Bangladesh and England were last pitted against each other in an ODI about two years ago but there is a history between the two sides when it comes to the World Cups. England have lost to the Bangla tigers in the 2011 and 2015 World Cups, the defeat in the latter ending their campaign in Australia and New Zealand four years ago. The Three Lions will be wary of their opponents in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 meeting given they have already defeated South Africa and came close to winning against New Zealand as well. It goes without saying that the home team is under pressure to raise their game after a disappointing loss against Pakistan and Bangladesh will know they are there for the taking. A look at our players to watch out for in this action-packed encounter. England vs Bangladesh Cricket Score 12th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
English all-rounder had a game to forget against Pakistan, but we know what he is capable of in the fifty over format. He has a history of run-ins with the Bangladesh cricket team which will spice up things out there in the middle. It is imperative for the home side that Ben Stokes has a good day at work. England vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: ENG Aim to Bounce Back Against BAN.
Very few will forget his 76 balls 103 in the previous despite ending on the losing side. Jos Butler sheer ruthlessness makes him one of the most dangerous player in the format. The Bangladesh bowling unit is yet to be target in the tournament with both South Africa and New Zealand giving it a lot of respect. That could change with Jos Butler on the crease as he does not mess around much before starting the onslaught.
Veteran medium pacer is all set for a recall for the key clash against Bangladesh and could play a key role. He may not be blessed with great pace but his variations making him a dangerous proponent. Bangladesh were exposed by the Kiwi pacers in the middle stages of their innings and Plunkett can make a similar impression.
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is having a great World Cup so far though it still early days in the competition. With the bat, he has two fifties to his name and had he not got out in that crucial stage against the Kiwis, Bangladesh would have gone close to 300. He has been extremely effective with the bowl to picking up key wickets.
All eyes would be on him when he takes the field against England after the blunder he committed against New Zealand. Had he run out Kane Williamson with the Black Caps struggling, his team would have been sitting pretty with four points. It will be interesting to see how he bounces back.
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A loss for either team suddenly raises a lot of question mark on their performance hence it is critical for them to bounce back in style after the defeats.