Dhaka, June 14 (UNB) — England have won the toss on Friday against West Indies and opted to bowl first in their fourth game in the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup at The Rose Bowl, Southampton.
England captain Eoin Morgan said the broadcaster that there is moisture on the wicket because it was under the cover for last 24 hours, and this is why they decided to bowl first.
“We are going to bowl first. The wicket has been under covers for the last 24 hours. There has been a lot of rain around and we feel there would be some moisture on it. A completely different challenge that we had against Bangladesh. The World Cup is about adapting to conditions. This match is a tough challenge for us,” Morgan told the broadcaster while performing the toss.
West Indian captain Jason Holder, on the other hand, also said he would have loved to bowl first as well.
“Now, we have the opportunity to get some runs first. Probably would have wanted to bowl first on a fresh wicket. We have planned well for this game and we are up for it,” Jason told the broadcaster.
Before this match, England played three matches and won two of them and lost one. In contrast, West Indies also played three games and won one of them and lost one with other game was washed out due to rain.
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Oshane Thomas
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Dhaka, June 13 (UNB) - Bangladesh spin coach Sunil Joshi has applauded Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh spin attack for their outstanding performance in the World Cup, saying they are doing their job properly.
Bangladesh have played four matches in the World Cup so far, and won one of them. They ended on the losing side in two games, and the other one against Sri Lanka was washed out due to rain. The Tigers are now keen to find their winning streak back on June 17 when they will face West Indies. Before heading to that game, Joshi applauded Bangladesh’s spin department.
“As the spin coach of Bangladesh, I’m really happy for their inspiring performance. Shakib (Al Hasan) is our best spinner. He has been doing well. At the same time, Miraz (Mehidy Hasan) and Mosaddek (Hossain) are also doing fine in the middle,” Joshi told the media on Thursday.
Bangladesh spin department might face a stiff challenge against the Caribbean batting line when they will take on them on June 17. However, Joshi believes Bangladeshi spinners are upbeat to take the challenge.
“Not just for us, I think this is (facing West Indies) a big challenge for all of the other bowlers also. Our spinners did really well whenever they have faced a rigid challenge,” Joshi further added.
Both of Shakib and Miraz bowled 30 overs in the World Cup so far and conceded 168 and 158 runs respective at the averages of 5.60 and 5.26. Miraz took five wickets while Shakib bagged three. Mosaddek, on the other hand, bowled 16 overs and took two wickets conceding 95 runs.
Before heading to the next game, Bangladesh can find a truckload of confidence from their tri-series triumph in Ireland where they beat West Indies three times to clinch the title.
Dhaka, Jun 13 (UNB)- Former England Captain Michael Vaughan praised Australian captain Aaron Finch calling him the best captain of the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup’2019 as Australia earned their third win in the mega event beating Pakistan by 41 runs at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Wednesday.
Vaughan praised Finch's rotation of bowlers and brave decision-making.
Taking to BBC, Vaughan said, "I have to say Aaron Finch, so far in this tournament (World Cup), is the best captain tactically."
"I think he maneuvered his team against the West Indies well to win that game. And just over the last hour (against Pakistan), when it started to get a little bit panicky for Australia, he maneuvered his bowling attack, knowing that he had to get these overs of spin [in]," the former English captain added.
In the match, Pakistan needed 44 runs to win from 35 balls with three wickets in hand. At that time captain Finch brought his key bowler Mitchell Starc.
Starc produced two breakthroughs by removing Wahab Riaz (45) and Mohammad Amir (0) in the 45th over to give Australia the upper hand.
With just four leading fast bowlers to choose from along with all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, Finch was even forced to bowl two overs of spin himself during the innings, a move that produced the key wicket of Mohammad Hafeez, just the fourth of his ODI career.
"He got a lot of things right in the field, in terms of squeezing at the right time, putting the catchers in at the right time and then spreading them out when a partnership started to develop. I thought he was outstanding as a captain," Michael Vaughan added.
Dhaka, June 13 (UNB) - The ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup saw another dull day on Thursday as the game between India and New Zealand was washed out by rain without a ball being bowled at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Both the teams were awarded one point each as the match ended with no result.
The umpires waited for more than four hours before calling the match off. Eventually, they called off the match at local time at 3pm.
Before coming to this match, New Zealand played three matches and India two and in all of them, both teams came up victorious. They are now the only two teams who are yet to suffer a loss in this World Cup.
With one point from this match, New Zealand’s tally reached seven as they cemented their place at the top of the points table, and India secured five points to be at number three right after New Zealand and Australia.
Earlier, three more World Cup matches were abandoned without a ball being bowled, or ended up with no result. The unseasonal rain is causing serious harm to the ongoing World Cup.
The spectators witnessed the first abandoned game in the World Cup when Pakistan were supposed to face Sri Lanka on June 7 at Bristol. After that, the battle between South Africa and West Indies ended with no result at Southampton. Later, Bangladesh’s last game against Sri Lanka was also abandoned due to rain at Bristol on June 11.
India will take on Pakistan on June 16 at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, while New Zealand will face off South Africa on June 19 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Dhaka, June 13 (UNB) – Rain is unlikely to affect the Bangladesh’s next ICC World Cup match against West Indies at the Cooper Associates County ground in Taunton on June 17.
The recent weather forecast report suggested that the chance of rain in Taunton on June 17 is 30 percent, less than the current situation.
A record three matches of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England & Wales were abandoned due to rain, also featuring Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match in Bristol on June 11.
The vital World Cup match between two unbeaten teams-- India and New Zealand --was also delaying on Thursday (June 13) for the same reason. So, the rain became a big headache in the ongoing World Cup.
Bangladesh have played so far four matches in the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup in England and Wales where they won one match against South Africa and lost two matches against New Zealand and England before the match against Sri Lanka was washed out.
However, Bangladesh’s next match might not be washed out for the same reason, suggested forecast report.
To qualify for the semifinals, Bangladesh are eagerly waiting to take on West Indies, who have lost three consecutive battles against the Tigers in the tri-series in Ireland right before the World Cup.
Bangladesh team already reached Taunton from Cardiff and they are now waiting to start their training camp from June 14.
The Tigers were given rest on Thursday. They are passing time with their near and dears who are travelling with the team.
Bangladesh started their World Cup aiming a spot in the semifinals.
They won their first match against South Africa that ensured a flying start for the Tigers. But they capitulated in the next two games to New Zealand and England respectively with the last match against Sri Lanka being washed out.