Resurgent England to compete against hosts Bangladesh in second ODI at Mirpur


England will take on Bangladesh in the second game of the series at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur on 9th October on Sunday after the visitors managed to take the lead in the series by winning the first game.


England are getting better in the one-day game as they managed to defeat Bangladesh in the first game of the series due to Jake Ball’s heroics with the ball. Jos Buttler won the toss and elected to bat first. Ben Stokes then scored his maiden hundred while Buttler and debutant Ben Duckett scored fifties to take the side’s total to 309 after 50 overs.

Duckett and Stokes added 153 runs together to lay an ideal platform for Buttler to go berserk in all the last ten overs. Ball was another debutant who shined in his first outing as he picked up a five-for to take his side to a nail-biting win.

Ball became the first English bowler to take five wickets in his debut game and also was awarded man of the match for his performance. The hosts lost the momentum as England bowlers seized the initiative to win the game by a close margin.

England will go into the game with the same team that played the first game. Bangladesh will rue the fact that they should have won the game, but reckless batting at the end cost them the game. They only needed 39 runs off the last ten overs. The hosts wilted under pressure, quite reminiscent to the previous years when they would completely derail against any opposition. Bangladesh still will be confident to make amends in the second game as the likes of Imrul Kayes and Shakib-ul-Hasan performed well with the bat. There might be one potential change in the second game for Bangladesh with Nasir Hossain replacing Mosaddek Hossain.

Players to Watch Out For

Tamim Iqbal must put in a big performance for Bangladesh as the side is currently 1-0 down in the series. Iqbal as an opener has been their most consistent batsman alongside Mahmudullah in the one-day format since 2015. Bangladesh will be hoping that he scores a big one to put the pressure back on the visitors in the remaining games.

For England, opener Jason Roy has been in scintillating form this season as provided quick runs at the top of the order. He has shown the hunger for big scores. He is surely one of the most destructive batsmen in the English setup at the moment.

Pitch Conditions

The pitch prepared for the game will be ideal for batting and it normally does tend to help the spinners as the game progresses to the later stages. The weather is predicted to be perfect for the game with no chance of rain in the area.



Probable XI: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mosharraf Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Taskin Ahmed.


Probable XI: Jason Roy, James Vince, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball,Ben Duckett, Johnny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey,


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