Bangladesh opt to bat in first ever T20 clash against England

Bangladesh opt to bat in first ever T20 clash against England

Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyad won the toss and chose to bat against England in the two countries’ first Twenty20 World Cup match on Wednesday.

The Tigers, who lost their first Super 12 match to Sri Lanka, have made one change, with Shoriful Islam replacing Mohammad Saifuddin, who is out of the tournament due to a back injury.
“The wicket looks good, so we’d like to put up a good total,” Mahmudullah said.
“We have three spinners on the field, so we need to limit them.” Because this is a new game, we must perform admirably.”

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England is unaffected by their thrashing of the holders, the West Indies. A second victory in the Super 12s would boost their chances of reaching the semi-finals.

Captain Eoin Morgan stated that his experience with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) would be beneficial in batting second.
“We’ve been good at chasing, and the wicket looks good,” Morgan said.
“We must adapt.” The scars of the past (England’s loss to Bangladesh in the 2015 50-over World Cup, which eliminated them from the tournament) inspire you for the future.”


Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (capt), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills


Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad (capt), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed

Umpires: Langton Rusere (ZIM), Nitin Menon (IND)

TV Umpire: Rod Tucker (AUS)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)

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