Champions Trophy 2017: England preview, squad, form, history and who to watch
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 01, 2017,
Jun 01, 2017, 22:25
Tamim and Sarkar are the best opener for the Bangladesh and they will score big total in the first powerplay. Mortaza gave Bangladesh the early breakthrough but it has been England show since then.
It seemed that Bangladesh would get close to 330 but England fought back through Liam Plunkett who dismissed Tamim and Rahim off successive balls in the 45th over.
England suffered an epic collapse on Monday, falling to 6-20 before Jonny Bairstow made a late case for inclusion with a half-century.
The 8th edition of the ICC Champions Trophy is about to start in the United Kingdom on Thursday with the first One Day International (ODI) between the Host England and Bangladesh at Oval.
South Africa starts its ICC Champions Trophy campaign against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday, as it chases its first title since the tournament's inaugural year in 1998, in what was then called the ICC KnockOut Trophy. He feels the recent warm-up victories against New Zealand and Bangladesh will put India in good stead.
He said: "Since that game against Bangladesh we've been on a huge upward curve, and we've been tremendously lucky in the fact we've had a group of players that have bought into a way of playing and enjoyed it".
With his top-of-the-order aggression and rapid strike rate, Jason Roy has been an emblem of England's new-found positivity in one-day cricket over the last two years.
The way they are playing, if you look at the last two years, their performance, they win nearly everything. We also have got some exciting young players like Sabbir [Rahman], Mustafizur [Rahman], Mehedi [Hasan] and Taskin [Ahmed].
England captain Eoin Morgan has confirmed Ben Stokes is likely to bowl against Bangladesh in the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy. They have appeared in two Champions Trophy finals - both coincidentally when the tournament was held on home turf.
England rested Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali for the final ODI against South Africa mainly as a precaution, but Morgan expects all three to be fit to play.
Though it is too early to say how the injury will impact on Woakes' involvement either in the remainder of this match, or England's subsequent group games against New Zealand on June 6 and Australia on June 10, side strains are notoriously hard injuries for fast bowlers to shake off.