CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips England vs Bangladesh on June 8 by Soubhagya Swain,185 days ago  
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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips

England vs Bangladesh on June 8

 

Dhaka hosted one of the finest games played between these sides in the 2011 World Cup, where Bangladesh were 8 down for 169 whilst chasing 226 runs. Four years later, another incredible chapter was written in this rivalry when Bangladesh drowned the English in a virtual knock out group stage game. Mahmudullah scored a century as the Tigers made their first-ever Quarterfinal appearance in a World Cup. Bangladesh has gotten bigger and better in these four years, so have the English, which makes up for a scintillating contest. Both sides are coming into this game with a win and a defeat to their name. England looks stronger among the two on paper, but the sheer spirit of this unit led by Mashrafe Mortaza has already taken down South Africa. Cardiff witnessed a couple of low-scoring games and another could be on cards on Saturday.

Best economical pickSoumya Sarkar batted with passion in the first match and got 42. Even in the second encounter, he looked promising and got to 25, but a rash-stroke led to his dismissal. Matt Henry rattled his woodwork. His attacking style of play has helped the Tigers race away at the start in the mandatory powerplay on a number of instances. Versus England, the Satkhira-born’s role will be an important one.

Top captains & vice captains – Joe Root is in good form in this World Cup. He got a half-century in the first game and followed it up with a century versus Pakistan. He has scored those runs at a decent pace as well. Root isn’t a power-hitter like some of his other teammates, but he brings a calming effect with his matured approach. Shakib Al Hasan delivered in both matches thus far. He played his 200th ODI versus the Black Caps and made it memorable, having scored 64 runs and picking up 2 wickets. His performance couldn’t take his team over the line though. England won’t be an easy proposition and Bangladesh would be hoping for their premier all-rounder to fire.

Smart pick – Jason Roy scored 54 against the Proteas but perished to an expansive stroke off Andile Phehlukwayo. Second time around, he fell prey to Shadab Khan, trying to attempt a sweep shot. The last few days have been tremendous for the Durban-born as he has tasted very little failure. He’ll be keen to be amongst the runs and take his team to their second victory in the mega event.

Cautions Pick – Moeen Ali absolutely struggled with the bat in the last game. He never got going at any stage of the innings and thus his side couldn’t get over the line. But he did well with the ball and picked up three wickets in the match.

                                                                                            

My XI – Joe Root (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan (Vice-Captain), Soumya Sarkar, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Mustafizur Rahman, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Mehidy Hasan

 

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