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Cricket World Cup 2023: ENG vs BAN Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: England vs Bangladesh, Cricket World Cup 2023 (ENG vs BAN)

Date: October 9, Monday, 10.00 AM IST

Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

England will be up against Bangladesh in match 7 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Tuesday (October 10) at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. England, won the final of the 2019 World Cup against New Zealand, lost their opening game of the 2023 World Cup to the same team.

Joe Root (77) and Jos Buttler (43) played important knocks, but those were not enough to take England to a competitive total. Batting first, they finished on 282 for 9 in their 50 overs, which the bowlers were unable to defend. The English bowlers were at the receiving end of a record-breaking partnership between Devon Conway (152*) and Rachin Ravindra (123*). The only wicket that fell was taken by Sam Curran. After an underwhelming start to their campaign, the defending champions will be looking to bounce back stronger against Bangladesh, which is not one of the strongest teams in the competition.

Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan in their opening match. Shakib al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shoriful Islam picked up eight wickets between them to bowl out Afghanistan for just 156 runs in 37.2 overs. In the chase, Miraz and Najmul Hossain Shanto scored half centuries to take Bangladesh to the target in 34.4 overs. A comprehensive win will give Bangladesh a confident boost for their next match, but England, despite having lost their first game, will not be an easy side to defeat.

Ahead of the match 7 of Cricket World Cup 2023, here’s everything you need to know to maximise your chances of winning cash prizes on MPL fantasy.

Weather update and pitch report for ENG vs BAN, Cricket World Cup 2023 

In the previous match played at the HPCA stadium in Dharamsala. Batting looked difficult in the first half of the game. Bangladesh bowled out Afghanistan for 156, before chasing it down in less than 35 overs. Another low-scoring game may be on the cards, despite the boundary being small at the venue. The average first innings total here in 50-over games is only 170.

The weather in Dharamsala will be pleasant with a temperature of around 22 degrees Celsius during the day. During the evening, the temperature will drop to around 18 degrees Celsius.

England team news and predicted XI

Team news: Ben Stokes, who did not play Egland’s first game, is doubtful for this match as he is still suffering from a hip niggle. Stokes, who recently came out of ODI retirement, not played a competitive game since hitting 182 against New Zealand a month ago.

Squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes

Predicted XI: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (capt & wk), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.

Bangladesh team news and predicted XI

Team news: There is no latest news from the Bangladesh camp. Tamim Iqbal is not playing the entire tournament, while Shakib Al Hasan recovered from the injury he sustained in the nets and played Bangladesh’s first game of the tournament.

Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

Predicted XI: Towhid Hridoy, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mahedi Hasan, Mahmudullah, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam

Head-to-head record

In the 50-over format, the two sides have played against each other in a total of 24 matches, 19 of which have been won by England. Bangladesh have won only three games. England defeated Bangladesh 2-1 in the away ODI series earlier this year. At the World Cup, both teams have two wins each against one another.

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for ENG vs BAN, Cricket World Cup 2023.

Najmul Hossain Shanto – batsman, Bangladesh

Najmul Hossain Shanto has been in an incredible form this year, having amassed 757 ODI runs at an average of 54.07. He scored two half centuries at the Asia Cup, a century against New Zealand in a bilateral series soon later, and now a half century against Afghanistan in Bangladesh’s World Cup opener. Shanto is a good choice for your MPL team’s vice-captaincy for this game.

Shakib Al Hasan – allrounder, Bangladesh

Shakib Al Hasan has been Bangladesh’s best player for several years now. He proved his mettle once again in Bangladesh’s opening game against Afghanistan by picking up three wickets while conceding only 30 runs in his eight overs. Recently, he scored two half centuries at the Asia Cup. The 36-year-old has a batting average of over 37 in ODIs, along with 311 wickets. Among left-arm spinners, he is currently the second-highest wicket-taker in ODIs.

Jos Buttler – batsman, England 

One of the best ODI batsmen in the world, Jos Buttler can be considered a good choice for your MPL team’s captaincy. Butter was the second top run-scorer for England against New Zealand, having scored 43 runs. Recently, he scored 176 runs in five ODI matches in a bilateral series, including a top score of 72. In 170 ODIs, the experienced campaigner has amassed 4866 runs at an average of 41.58.

Dawid Malan – batsman, England

Dawid Malan has been in great form this year, having scored 605 ODI runs at an average of 67.22. Although he was dismissed for just 14 runs in the match against New Zealand, Malan can still be included in your fantasy team.

Joe Root – batsman, England

Another England batsman to have in your fantasy team is Joe Root, who scored a knock of 77 runs against New Zealand. The 32-year-old brings with him plenty of experience – he has scored 6323 runs in 163 ODIs at an average of 49.01.

MPL fantasy XI – ENG vs BAN, Cricket World Cup 2023

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

The England vs Bangladesh ODI will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Disney + Hotstar app. The match will begin at 10.00 AM IST on October 10.

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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