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BAN vs ENG 3rd T20I Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Bangladesh vs England (BAN vs ENG)

Date: March 14, Tuesday, 2.40 PM IST

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

The third T20I between England and Bangladesh will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday, March 14. The hosts have already won the series by winning both the first two matches. Their bowlers were excellent in both the matches, and their batsmen have also delivered the goods.

In the first T20I, all the Bangladesh bowlers picked up at least one wicket to restrict England to a first innings total of 156, which was chased down in 18 overs, courtesy a half century by Najmul Shanto.

Bangladesh then went on to win the second T20I by four wickets. Mehidy Hasan picked up four wickets as Bangladesh allowed England to score only 117 runs in the first innings. Later in the game, an unbeaten 46 by Shanto took them over the line with two overs to spare.

England have not clicked as a unit. Both their bowling and batting has been unimpressive except for one-off performances. Big names like Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are yet to perform up to expectations. The visitors will now look to avoid a whitewash and come back stronger in the next game.

Ahead of the 3rd T20I between England and Bangladesh, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for BAN vs ENG, 3rd T20I

Batting has not looked easy in Dhaka. The bowlers have dominated in both the games and we are likely to see a similar trend in the final T20I. Expect the spinners to help you score points in your fantasy team. Anything above 140 will be a competitive total on this pitch. The captain winning the toss is likely to opt to bowl first.

A total of 66 T20s have been played at this venue, of which 35 have been won by the teams bowling first. The average first innings score is 140, while the average second innings score is 122. The highest and lowest total recorded is 211 for 4 and 60 for 10.

The weather in Dhaka will be warm, with the temperature going up to 32 degrees. Rain is not forecast.

England team news and predicted XI

Team news: For England, one among Mark Wood or Reece Topley may return to the XI. It is yet to be known if Topley has recovered from a niggle that has kept him in the reserves.

Squad: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Phil Salt (wk), Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Rehan Ahmed, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes

Predicted XI: 1 Phil Salt, 2 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Moeen Ali, 6 Sam Curran, 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 Rehan Ahmed, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood.

 Bangladesh team news and predicted XI

Team news: Mehidy Hasan was brought into the XI in the second T20I and he delivered the goods with four wickets. There is no reason why he will be dropped for the next game, so expect Bangladesh to field the same XI as in the second game.

Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nasum Ahmed, Nurul Hasan, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Rony Talukdar, Shamim Hossain, Tanvir Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Towhid Hridoy

Predicted XI: 1 Rony Talukdar, 2 Litton Das (wk), 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 5 Towhid Hridoy, 6 Afif Hossain, 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Nasum Ahmed, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Hasan Mahmud, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

Head to head record

England and Bangladesh have faced each other in only 3 T20 matches, of which Bangladesh have two wins while England have one. This is the first bilateral T20 series between the two teams. Their only other meeting came at the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI BAN vs ENG, 3rd T20I

Jos Buttler – wicketkeeper batsman, England

Jos Buttler scored only four runs in the second T20I but smashed 67 off 42 in the opening game. Buttler has been in fine form over the last few months and is undoubtedly the best batsman in the current England team.

Najmul Hossain Shanto – batsman, Bangladesh

Najmul Shanto has played match-winning knocks in both the games. He scored 46* off 47 in the last game after smashing 51 off 30 in the first T20I. Shanto has three fifties in his last five innings across formats and is thus indispensable to your MPL fantasy team.

Shakib Al Hasan – all-rounder, Bangladesh

The Bangladesh skipper has not delivered a match-winning performance but has contributed in bits. He dismissed Philip Salt in the last game and conceded only 13 runs. Overall he has scored 34 runs and taken two wickets from two games.

Adil Rashid – bowler, England

The veteran English bowler has not been able to contribute in the T20I series despite bowling on spin friendly pitches. Yet, he remains important to your fantasy team. Adil Rashid was the leading wicket-taker in the ODI leg of the series against Bangladesh.

Jofra Archer – bowler, England

Jofra Archer took three big wickets while conceding just 13 runs from his four overs in the 2nd T20I. He has taken 11 wickets from his last five outings across formats and is a good choice for your MPL team’s vice captaincy.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz – all-rounder, Bangladesh

Hasan was not included in the XI in the first T20I but he grabbed the opportunity to play in the second T20I with both hands by taking four wickets while conceding just 12 runs. With the bat, he scored 20 off 16 in the last game.

MPL fantasy XI – BAN vs ENG, 3rd T20I

AUS vs ENG – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The Bangladesh vs England game will televised on the Sony Sports Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Sony Liv app. The match will begin at 2.40 PM IST on March 14.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.


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