Tigers opt to bat first in their mission to bounce back

FE Sports Desk | Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Bangladesh win the toss and choose to bat first against England in their second game of the Super 12 round.

Pitch looks good and might be conducive for batting first as the skipper Mahmudullah was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo- "Looks a good wicket to bat on, want to put a total on the board."

England skipper Eion Morgan is happy to bowl first. They are not worried about the conditions as they have played IPL here recently.

As the previous match-day saw much controversy and drama regarding taking the knee, news from the ground says both the teams will take the knee today, reports ESPNcricinfo.

While Bangladesh are still trying to find answers to their failure to restrict Sri Lanka after posting a good total on the board, England will come with high confidence from the previous game against the defending champions West Indies.

England are playing with an unchanged XI while Bangladesh have on change. Shoriful Islam comes in for injured Saifuddin who will miss the rest of the tournament. 

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan(w), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed

England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills