Bangladesh opt to bowl first aiming to seal T20I series vs England
Bangladesh has won the toss and chose to bowl first in the second T20I of the three-match series against England at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today. Bangladesh won the first match in Chattogram by six wickets and are now just one win away from registering their first T20I series victory against England. The hosts have made a change to their playing XI, replacing Shamim Hossain with Mehidy Hasan Miraz. While England are struggling with a few injuries and niggles, Bangladesh has a fit squad. The third and final match of the series will take place on Tuesday at the same venue. Read more: Under-strength England set the stage for Bangladesh to make some history Bangladesh playing XI: Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud England playing XI: Philip Salt, Jos Buttler(w/c), Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Rehan Ahmed, Jofra Archer
Preview of 2023 BAN vs ENG 2nd T20 Match
After winning the first T20 against England, the Bangladesh team is in a cheerful mood, and the Tigers want to confirm the series in the second match. Returning from Chittagong to Dhaka, the two teams will meet in Mirpur next Sunday, March 12, at 3 pm. Shakib Al Hasan's team won their first victory against the English on Thursday in the 20-over format. Bangladesh's cricket team, under the guidance of Chandika Hathurusingha, has excelled in batting, bowling, and fielding in the last T20, and they hope to keep up their success. Bangladesh vs England 2nd T20I Match: Preview Since the T20 inception, Bangladesh has already played 145 matches in the T20 format. The Tigers have faced England only two times. In the first encounter, Shakib's team lost the match by 8 wickets in the 2021 T20 World Cup. However, Bangladesh started this tour with a 2-1 loss in the three-match ODI series. But Bangladesh got a good start in the T20 series with a win in the first match in Chittagong. Now the team will play their second match in Dhaka on Sunday. However, many members of the English champion team are not in this series. As the series is against a relatively less strong team like Bangladesh, they are giving some new cricketers a chance. This is the first time England's T20I team playing a series after becoming the world champions. And they already lost the first match, so they will surely try to get back in the series with a win in the second match. Read More: Bangladesh stun England in T20I series opener Considering England as a strong team, Bangladesh has made some significant changes in the T20 team. Apparently, coach Chandika Hathurusingha begins his T20 world journey with this series. So, the Bangladesh team will make some shuffle or add moves based on this series and upcoming series. This T20 squad has been built mainly on the basis of BPL performance. Three Batters – Rony Talukdar, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain; Pacer Rejaur Rahman Raja and left-arm spinner Tanvir Ahmed played well in the BPL and made it to the national team. On the other hand, England's T20I team features Ben Duckett and Chris Jordan to boost their firepower, yet Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Alex Hales, and Liam Livingstone are absent, causing Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha to refer to it as an "experimental" squad. The English team will expect a good performance from Phil Salt, Jos Buttler, and Ben Duckett, as they had a good performance in the first match. However, Dawid Malan may also come to the limelight in the second T20 as he is familiar with the Mirpur field. Read More: BAN vs ENG Series 2023: Bangladesh T20 Squad Analysis Key Players for Bangladesh Team After an eight-year absence, Rony Talukdar made his return to international cricket. This is an extraordinary comeback for Rony, where a player's career is usually over after being dropped from the team. Talukdar's success at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) this year, with 425 runs in 13 innings and a strike rate of 129.17, has opened the eye of the BCB selectors. And Rony did not let the team down. He scored 21 runs in 14 balls, which is a good performance in T20. After Rony, Najmul Hossain Shanto will get focus as he played an excellent inning with 51 runs in 30 balls. The left-handed batsman is the hero of Bangladesh's victory in the first T20 against England. So, fans have increased their expectations from Shanto. Key Players for England The English team was expecting a good performance from Phil Salt in the T20I series, yet he had only made 54 runs in the three ODIs, and 37 runs in two ODIs against Australia in November. But Salt gave his best in the last T20 with 38 runs from 35 balls. So, hopefully, he will repeat this or do better than this in the next match. His last notable performance was a remarkable 88 ran off 41 balls in a T20I in Lahore against Pakistan in September last year. It's now time for him to get some runs again. Read More: Bangladesh stun England in T20I series opener Jos Buttler scored an incredible 67 runs from 42 balls. So, he might run this performance in the second match. On top of that, Buttler is familiar with the Mirpur pitch. Buttler made his partnership with Ben Duckett on the third wicket. In the 13th over, he achieved his 20th half-century by smashing Hasan Mahmud's delivery for a six on the fifth ball. Probable Squad Bangladesh XI Rony Talukdar, Litton Das(w), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud. England XI Jos Buttler(w/c), Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood. Read More: ENG v BAN: Virtuoso show from Shakib spares Tigers' blushes in 3rd ODI How Bangladesh Won the First T20 Against World Champion England? England lost the last four wickets for 11 runs in 20 balls, and Bangladesh won the match there. And when it comes to batting performance, Shanto is the ultimate hero. Shanto was the highest run scorer in BPL. International T20 started from where he left off. Bangladesh achieved triumph from his bat with a great innings of 51 runs off 30 balls, including eight fours. In addition to that, he took three great catches in the field. Earlier, Rony Talukdar and debutant Towhid Hridoy built the foundation of victory. Rony scored 21 runs off 14 balls before being dismissed by Adil Rashid. Bangladesh's run was then 33 in 3.3 overs. Then Shanto and Hridoy took the team forward. The new player flew in the same way as he paired up in the BPL. The pair scored 65 runs together. Hridoy hit consecutive fours in the last two balls of the last over of the power play. The score was 52/2 at the end of the power play. After that, Shanto hit four consecutive boundaries in the next over. Hridoy stopped 17 balls for 24. After that, captain Shakib and Afif Hossain passed the rest of the path smoothly. Shakib hit Chris Jordan a boundary to secure the victory. He remained not out for 34 runs off 24 balls. Afif scored 15 runs. Read More: Shakib reaches 300 ODI wickets Final Words The T20 World Cup is not far away. And after 13 months, the West Indies and the United States will host the highest tournament of short-version cricket. So, team Bangladesh started their preparation with this series against England. And Bangladesh already won the first match. So, we will surely try to win the BAN vs ENG 2nd T20 Match.
T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh player ratings vs Netherlands
Bangladesh started their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a 9-run victory against the Netherlands. They had never won a game in the second round of the Twenty20 World Cup prior to yesterday's match against the Dutch team. It was the Tigers' first victory in the second round in the tournament's history after 17 attempts. Let’s have a look at the Bangladesh player ratings against the Netherlands. BAN vs NED 2022: Bangladesh player ratings Bangladesh team was under pressure prior to their first Super 12 Round contest against the Netherlands on Monday because of their recent poor performances on the international stage. They had some nervous moments, especially when the execution of the batters was once again poor. The Tigers eventually managed to put up a challenging total of 144/8 to defend at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Taskin shines as Bangladesh register first Super 12 win The target was not so big, and the Netherlands could have chased it if the top order had a solid start. But pacer Taskin Ahmed had another idea, and he struck twice in the first two deliveries of the Netherlands innings. The Dutch side lost two wickets without having a run on the board, and within four overs they were 17/4. Middle-order batter Colin Ackermann (62) and lower-order batter Paul van Meekeren (24) tried to reach the target, but eventually the Netherlands were bowled out for 135 in exactly 20 overs. The majority of Bangladesh's players did not perform as expected. In fact, the pace bowlers played a major role in snatching the victory from the Dutch side. Here are the player ratings of Bangladesh against the Netherlands. Najmul Hossain Shanto (4/10) Najmul’s inclusion in the team was a big question mark in the first place. He was sent to open the innings with Soumya Sarkar and had a 43-run partnership with him. But he once again failed to extend his innings after having a solid start. Najmul made 25 off 20 balls. Soumya Sarkar (4/10) Soumya was picked by the selectors because of his very good record in the Oceania region. But he failed to deliver against the Netherlands and departed after playing a 14-off-14-ball knock. Soumya bowled three overs, including the final one of the match, and got the last wicket of the Netherlands. Litton Das (2/10) The most stylish batter in Bangladesh, Litton Das, failed to show his true class in this contest. He only made 9 and departed at a crucial stage of the innings. Shakib Al Hasan (3/10) Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan didn’t have a good day either with the bat or ball. He made only 7 with the bat and was the costliest of the regular Bangladesh bowlers. Afif Hossain (6/10) Afif Hossain played an important knock for Bangladesh when the team total was 76/5. He stayed at the crease till the 18th over and ensured Bangladesh had a decent total on board. Afif made a vital 38-run in 27 balls. Read: T20 World Cup: South Africa -Zimbabwe fixture abandoned due to rain Yasir Ali (1/10) Yasir Ali’s inclusion in the team was to provide some power hitting in the death overs. But he was a complete failure against the Netherlands. Yasir only made 3 runs. Nurul Hasan (4/10) Nurul Hasan Sohan didn’t do much with the bat but was active behind the wicket. He made only 13 runs after coming into the crease in the middle overs. Mosaddek Hossain (7.5/10) Mosaddek Hossain’s 20 off 12 balls cameo made the difference for Bangladesh. Bangladesh could well have lost the match if he hadn't played the crucial blow in the death overs. Taskin Ahmed (8/10) What a performer Taskin Ahmed has become after returning to the Bangladesh national team setup. His desire to become one of the world’s best will soon be accomplished if he continues to perform like he did against the Netherlands. Taskin was the player of the match, with 4 wickets to his name. Hasan Mahmud (7.5/10) The young pacer Hasan Mahmud was brilliant against the Netherlands. Hasan picked up two wickets in his four overs spell with a stunning economy rate of 3.75. Mustafizur Rahman (7/10) The cutter master, Mustafizur Rahman, didn’t pick up a wicket for his side against the Netherlands, but he was very economical. Mustafizur finished his spell with a tally of 4-0-20-0 with an economy rate of 5. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh’s past record with Super 12 opponents Aftermath The batters once again fell short of expectations in the game against the Netherlands, which is a serious concern ahead of the fixtures against strong opponents. That is why the batter's ratings against the Netherlands were low among the Bangladesh players. In contrast, bowlers, who practically played the major roles in Bangladesh's first victory in the T20 World Cup 2022, had better ratings.
T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh’s past record with Super 12 opponents
All five of Bangladesh’s opponents have been confirmed as they will begin their Super 12 round campaign with a match against the Netherlands on October 24 in Hobart. Little is expected from the Tigers given their recent international performances. Let's take a look at Bangladesh's records against the teams they will face in the T20 World Cup 2022 group stage. Bangladesh's head-to-head record and expected outcomes against its Super 12s opponents The Bangladesh team will play their first game against the Dutch national side on Monday (October 24). After that, they will take on South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, and Pakistan, respectively. Bangladesh have a realistic chance of reaching the semi-finals if they can win at least three matches. But can the Tigers put up a fighting display given their recent performances in the T20 format? Let’s take a glance at Bangladesh's T20I records over their opponents in the Super 12s. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Favourites to make it to the semifinals Bangladesh vs Netherlands Match details: October 24 | Venue: Bellerive Oval | Time: 10 a.m. (BST)The Tigers will face a less-strong Dutch side in their Twenty20 World Cup opener, which could be a blessing in disguise to find momentum. This is the fixture that everyone expects Bangladesh to win. So, the team Tigers can consider themselves favourites for the contest but shouldn’t undermine their opposition. The Netherlands finished second in their group in the first round, winning two and losing to Sri Lanka. H2H Record: Bangladesh have faced the Netherlands three times and hold a 2-1 head-to-head record. The Tigers won the last meeting between the two sides in the 2016 World T20. Bangladesh vs South Africa Match details: October 27 | Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground | Time: 9 a.m. (BST)Bangladesh's next fixture would be against a strong South Africa team at the famous Sydney Cricket Ground. This would be one of the toughest matches for the Tigers as the Proteas players are more equipped for the Australian conditions. Bangladesh's team management has to chalk out an effective strategy which could potentially put the opposition under strain. However, South Africa are the overwhelming favourite for the contest. H2H Record: Bangladesh have played seven T20Is against South Africa and have lost all of them. South Africa won by 6 wickets in the most recent meeting between the two sides in the 2021 ICC Twenty20 World Cup. Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Match details: October 30 | Venue: The Gabba | Time: 9 a.m. (BST)The Bangladesh team will target Zimbabwe in their third fixture of the tournament to stay in contention for a top two finish in the points table. Despite losing a bilateral series 2-1 against Zimbabwe last July, Bangladesh will remain the favourite in this fixture. Players on both sides know each other very well, and it will be a fascinating contest to watch. H2H Record: Bangladesh have led the head-to-head battle against Zimbabwe with 12 wins in 19 meetings. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, has seven wins and won the last contest between the two sides in August by 10 runs. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh to face Netherlands on Oct 24 Bangladesh vs India Match details: November 2 | Venue: Adelaide Oval | Time: 2 p.m. (BST)Beating India will be a hard task for Bangladesh, especially in the ICC events. Though Bangladesh had a famous victory over the Indian side in the 2007 World Cup, that was in the ODI format. India will be well aware that Bangladesh can pose a real threat and will not take the contest lightly. The Tigers will need a bit of luck to overcome India in this fixture. H2H Record: Bangladesh have only one win over India in the T20 format, which came in a bilateral series in 2019. Overall, India have 10 wins against Bangladesh in 11 meetings. Bangladesh vs Pakistan Match details: November 6 | Venue: Adelaide Oval | Time: 10 a.m. (BST)Bangladesh’s final Super 12 Round fixture would be against Pakistan in Adelaide. This fixture could potentially be a do-or-die contest for both the teams. Therefore, this could be a well-contested match to watch. Pakistan will start as favourites, but Bangladesh have a better chance of winning this match than the other two big opponents in the group. H2H Record: Pakistan have 15 T20I victories in 17 matches against Bangladesh, including the most recent one in New Zealand. On the other hand, the Tigers have only had two triumphs over the Men in Green. Read: Shakib reclaims his position as No. 1 T20I all-rounder Bottom Line Bangladesh have a realistic possibility of winning the matches against the Netherlands and Zimbabwe given the strength of their squads and their better records against them. The Tigers can defeat strong opponents like India, Pakistan, and South Africa, but luck has to be on their side in addition to their best efforts during these matches. The Bangladeshi team could advance to the semifinals of the T20 World Cup 2022 if they win at least three games, which is not impossible.
T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh to face Netherlands on Oct 24
The Netherlands cricket team finished second in the first round of Group A after losing their third match against Sri Lanka on Thursday. The Dutch team advanced to the Super 12s of the T20 World Cup 2022 and will play in Group 2, where they will meet Bangladesh in their first match. The Netherlands' performances in Group A The Netherlands started their campaign with two consecutive victories. They beat the UAE by 3 wickets in the opening fixture, followed by a 5-wicket victory over Namibia. However, the Dutch side experienced their first defeat in the tournament when they lost to Sri Lanka by 16 runs in their third game. Read: T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka qualify for Super 12s The match against Sri Lanka on Thursday was the Netherlands side’s do-or-die contest to secure a place in the Super 12 phase if Namibia fails to win against the UAE. However, Namibia couldn’t maintain their good performances in the opening match in the next two encounters and were knocked out of the competition.After overcoming the Dutch side in their third match, Sri Lanka finished first in their group and moved to Group 1 of the Super 12 Round. The Netherlands finished second in the group, while Namibia missed out on qualification after finishing third in the group. Among the players, Maxwell Patrick O'Dowd has been the most in-form Dutch batter in the competition. He has 129 runs in 3 innings with a strike rate of 121.69. Top-order batter Bas de Leede (58) and opener Vikramjit Singh (56) are also having a good time with the bat, but they should work on their strike rate. The Dutch bowlers have done relatively better than the batters. Their main strike bowlers have taken wickets by maintaining good economy rates. BFW de Leede has been the best among them, picking up 7 wickets in 3 innings with an economy rate of 7.55. Besides, FJ Klaassen (3) and PA van Meekeren (3) have also done well with the ball. Read: Shakib reclaims his position as No. 1 T20I all-rounder Bangladesh vs Netherlands: Match schedule, H2H Record The Netherlands will be Bangladesh’s first opponent in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The match will be held on October 24 (Monday) at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. The scheduled start time of the contest is 10 a.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). Both teams have previously met, most recently in the ICC World Twenty20 2016, which Bangladesh won by 8 runs. Overall, both teams have faced each other on 3 occasions, where Bangladesh have led head-to-head contests with 2 wins. The Netherlands, on the other hand, has 1 victory. Bottom Line The Netherlands team has displayed respectable performances during the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 campaign, and they have the ability to surprise formidable opponents. The Bangladeshi team should be well-prepared in order to defeat the Netherlands on Monday. Read: India to arrive in Bangladesh on Dec 1 for cricket series: BCB
T20 World Cup 2022: Group phase scenarios for Sri Lanka, West Indies
The first round of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 has heated up after West Indies and Sri Lanka’s losses to Scotland and Namibia in their respective groups' opening fixtures. The former two World Cup winners are now in danger of being eliminated from the first round. Let’s have a look at the West Indies and Sri Lanka’s current group phase scenarios. 2022 ICC Twenty20 World Cup: Group A’s present scenario Namibia's victory over Sri Lanka in the tournament's opening match on October 16 came as a surprise. But their victory over the Lankan side has made the group A’s point standings wide open. Sri Lanka came back strong against the UAE after losing their first match by 55 runs. They beat the United Arab Emirates by 79 runs and moved up to the third spot in the point standings. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Key stats for Bangladesh match venues On the other hand, Namibia failed to maintain the momentum after their historic triumph over Sri Lanka. They were defeated by the Netherlands by 5 wickets and dropped to second place. The Netherlands are currently the unbeaten side in this group after two consecutive victories over the UAE and Namibia, respectively. They have taken the top spot with 4 points, but their run rate is the major concern at the moment. Despite winning two matches, the Dutch side is still behind in net run rate compared to Namibia and Sri Lanka. They have to beat the Lankan team in their final group stage fixtures on Thursday in order to qualify for the Super 12s. Otherwise, they have to rely on the match between Namibia and the UAE, where the latter is already out of the competition. Both Namibia and Sri Lanka will move to the next round if they win their respective final fixtures in the group. However, who will top the group depends on the run rates. Given the current scenario, Namibia will likely top the group if they beat the UAE and advance to the Group 1 Super 12 Round. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are most likely to finish second in the final point table of this group if they overcome the Netherlands on Thursday. The Lankan side will join Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, and South Africa in Group 2 of the Super 12s if they finish second in the standings. 2022 T20 World Cup Group A points table Team Match Win Lose Points NRR Netherlands 2 2 0 4 +0.149 Namibia 2 1 1 2 +1.277 Sri Lanka 2 1 1 2 +0.600 UAE 2 0 2 0 -2.028 Read: T20 World Cup: Rain plays spoilsport for Bangladesh ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Group B’s current scenario Like Sri Lanka, the two-time Twenty20 World Cup champions, West Indies, suffered a huge defeat against Scotland by 42 runs in their tournament opener on October 17. The Caribbean side made a comeback in their second match, beating Zimbabwe by 31 runs on Wednesday. The West Indies moved up to the third position in Group B's point standings. The Scottish side remained in the top spot despite losing to Ireland by 6 wickets in Hobart thanks to better run rates. Zimbabwe remained in second position, while the Ireland team is in fourth place at the moment. Group B is wide open and any team can finish top in the points standings depending on the final match day’s outings. On Friday, West India will meet Ireland, while Scotland will face Zimbabwe. The winners of these two fixtures will advance to the Super 12 Round. Depending on the current run rate, the West Indies are in a difficult position. They have to beat the Irish side by a big margin in order to finish top of the group. The Caribbean side will advance to Group 2 of the Super 12 Round if they finish at the top of the points table. T20 World Cup 2022 Group B points table Team Match Win Lose Points NRR Scotland 2 1 1 2 +0.759 Zimbabwe 2 1 1 2 +0.000 West Indies 2 1 1 2 -0.275 Ireland 2 1 1 2 -0.468 Verdict No team has yet secured a spot in the Super 12 Round after the end of two games for each side. Which two teams from each group advance to the next round will be determined by the outcomes of the first round's remaining matches. Sri Lanka and West Indies must win their respective games against the Netherlands and Ireland in order to advance to the Super 12s of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Read: ICC T20 World Cup: Only Shakib and Rohit have competed in all events to date
T20 World Cup 2022: Key stats for Bangladesh match venues
Bangladesh will start their Super 12 Round with a match against the second-placed team in Group A in Hobart. They also have fixtures in Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide. Getting to know the venues and their records is important in order to make a doable strategy for the match. Let’s take a look at Bangladesh's T20 World Cup 2022 match venues and their key stats. The venues where Bangladesh will play at the Twenty20 World Cup 2022 The majority of Bangladeshi players don’t have experience playing in Australia. Therefore, playing in Australia’s famous cricket stadiums will be an intriguing experience for the players. Tigers will play at some of Australia's well-known grounds. Read: T20 World Cup: Bangladesh to take on South Africa Wednesday in warm-up match Their first match will be at the Bellerive Oval Cricket Ground in Hobart on October 24 (Tuesday), where they will face the Group A runner-up from the first round. Two days later, on October 27, Bangladesh will meet South Africa at the famous Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. They will take on the Group B winner of the first round on October 30 at the Gabba in Brisbane. The Bangladesh team then travels to Adelaide to play their final two fixtures of the Super 12 Round at the Adelaide Oval. They will play India on November 2, followed by Pakistan on November 6 at the same venue. Key Stats of Bangladesh’s 2022 Twenty20 World Cup Venues Australian cricket grounds are usually larger than those in other parts of the world. The wickets usually prefer the faster bowlers to have extra bounce and swing. Spinners, on the other hand, don’t get any additional advantages in these conditions. Australia usually makes sporting pitches where both batters and bowlers can thrive. Bangladesh will have to adjust quickly to the Aussie weather and the bouncy wickets in order to have better outings during the T20 World Cup 2022. Let’s have a look at the important stats of the stadiums Bangladesh will play in the Super 12 round. Read: T20 warm-up: Bangladesh suffer a heavy defeat to Afghanistan Bellerive Oval Cricket Ground in Hobart The Bellerive Oval Cricket Ground is located in Hobart, the state capital of Tasmania, an Australian island. The playing field is 175m by 135m in size, which is a little bit longer but also a little bit narrower than the MCG. Only five T20I games have been played here thus yet. This venue will host a game involving Bangladesh.Key Stats Bat first won: 4 Bat second won: 1Highest Team Innings: 213/4Lowest Team Innings: 118Highest Run Chased: 161/5Highest Individual Innings: 103*Best Bowling Figures: 4/30 Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney The renowned Sydney Cricket Ground is situated in Sydney, New South Wales's capital city. The playing surface of the SCG is 156m x 154m. There have already been eleven T20I games held here. At this venue, the Bangladeshi team will face South Africa in a Super 12 round match. Key Stats Bat first won: 4 Bat second won: 5Highest Team Innings: 221/5Lowest Team Innings: No completed innings Highest Run Chased: 200/3Highest Individual Innings: 124*Best Bowling Figures: 4/12 The Gabba, Brisbane The Gabba Cricket Ground is situated in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland. The dimensions of the Gabba’s playing surface are 170.6m x 149.9m. So far, six T20I matches have been played at this Australian stadium. The Bangladesh side will have a Super 12 phase match at this ground.Key Stats Bat first won: 4 Bat second won: 2Highest Team Innings: 209/3Lowest Team Innings: 114Highest Run Chased: 161/4Highest Individual Innings: 96Best Bowling Figures: 4/20 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, is home to the Adelaide Oval Cricket Ground. The playing surface in Adelaide is 190.2m x 126.2m, which is a fairly long distance. There have only been five matches held here thus far. In the Super 12 round, the national men's T20 cricket team of Bangladesh will play its two neighbours, India and Pakistan, there. Key Stats Bat first won: 3Bat second won: 2Highest Team Innings: 233/2Lowest Team Innings: 146 Highest Run Chased: 158/9Highest Individual Innings: 100*Best Bowling Figures: 4/15 Read: ICC T20 World Cup: Only Shakib and Rohit have competed in all events to date Bottom Line Bangladesh will play at four different venues in the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup 2022. The Tigers will play at either the Sydney or Adelaide stadiums if they advance to the semifinals. Bangladesh have no scheduled matches at the MCG, where the final game will be played. Some cricket fields in Australia have small widths and large lengths. The Bangladesh team management should concentrate on developing game plans based on stats and stadium dimensions.
T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh may play Sri Lanka, West Indies in Super 12s
Bangladesh was expecting at least one associate nation in their Super 12 round group, but Namibia gave a huge blow to that after beating Sri Lanka by 55 runs in the T20 World Cup 2022 opener yesterday. The Tigers now should be ready to face both Sri Lanka and West Indies, along with India, Pakistan, and South Africa in their group fixtures. How can Sri Lanka and the West Indies end up in Group 2? Two teams from each of the two groups in the first round will advance to the Super 12s. The winner of group A and runner-up of group B will play in the next round's Group 1. On the other hand, the winner of Group B and the runner-up of Group A will play in Group 2 of the Super 12 phase. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Namibia stuns in opening match by beating Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Namibia, Netherlands, and UAE are battling each other to finish in the top two in the first round's Group A. The West Indies, Scotland, Zimbabwe, and Ireland are playing against each other for a spot in the next round. If Sri Lanka finishes second in group A and the West Indies finishes first in Group B in the first round, then both teams will play in Group 2 in the Super 12 phase. Group A Scenario The Sri Lankan team was considered the favourite to finish top of Group 1 prior to the tournament. But after a comprehensive defeat by Namibia on Sunday, Sri Lanka’s possibility of finishing top of the points table is not in their hands anymore. The Lankan side’s main priority at the moment is to win the remaining fixtures of the group and earn a place in the Super 12s. Namibia, on the other hand, will finish top of the group if they win all of their matches. However, if they lose one match in their remaining two fixtures of this round, they could end up being second depending on how Sri Lanka performs in their other games. The Netherlands started their campaign with a 3-wicket victory over the UAE on Sunday. They have a good chance to advance to the next round if they beat Namibia. The UAE is the weakest team in this group and will likely lose all of their fixtures. If Namibia, the Netherlands, and Sri Lanka all have two points each, then net run rates will decide which two teams will advance to the Super 12s. Read: Bangladesh T20 World Cup 2022 Squad: Who’s in, who’s out? Bangladesh’s fixtures against Sri Lanka and West Indies if they meet in the Super 12s If Sri Lanka play in Group 2 in the Super 12s, Bangladesh will start their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a match against the Lankan side at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart, on October 24. If the West Indies play in Group 2, Bangladesh will meet them on October 30 at the Gabba, Brisbane. Bangladesh’s remaining Super 12 round fixtures are against South Africa on October 27 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. They will play against India on November 2 at the Adelaide Oval, and at the same venue, they will meet Pakistan on November 6. Bottom Line After a disappointing loss to Namibia, Sri Lanka has a good chance of finishing second in Group A. On the other hand, the West Indies are the hot favourites to win Group B. It would be quite concerning for Bangladesh's bid to win at least one game at the T20 World Cup 2022 if both Sri Lanka and the West Indies qualified to play in Group 2 of the Super 12. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Where to watch live in Bangladesh via TV, OTT, and apps
T20 World Cup 2022: What's the best possible line-up for Bangladesh?
Bangladesh competed in two international Twenty20 series as preparation for the World Cup. Given the players' overall performances, the team tigers' preparation didn't go as planned. The team must concentrate on their areas of strength in order to line up the best Bangladesh playing XI for the T20 World Cup 2022. The best Bangladesh playing XI for the 2022 World Twenty20 Cup Places for a few of the players in Bangladesh's team are practically guaranteed. They are the automatic choices for the tigers’ playing XI. But there are a few slots that are up for grabs. The Australian surfaces will be beneficial for the faster bowlers. Therefore, picking the right pace bowling unit will be a tough decision to make for captain Shakib Al Hasan and the team management. Besides, how many spinners it would be ideal to have in the team is another area of concern they need to solve. But the most important one is to pick the opening pair who will be responsible for giving Bangladesh a solid start. Let’s get an idea of what should be the preferred playing XI for Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup 2022. Read:T20 World Cup 2022: How prepared is Bangladesh? Top-Order There are at least five options based on the players who have opened the innings for Bangladesh in the last two international series. In the main squad, Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Sabbir Rahman are in. On the other hand, Soumya Sarkar is among the standby players. Based on the last two T20I series performances, Litton Das is the front-runner to be one of the openers for Bangladesh. He has by far the best record of any of the others. Litton has 180 runs in 6 innings with a strike rate of 140.62. His place on the team as an opener is all but assured. Now the big talking point is who has the best chance to be Litton’s opening partner. For four matches, the team's management experimented with off-spinner all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz. But sending Miraz to the top of the order didn’t work out as expected. Mehidy made 73 runs in 4 innings with a strike rate of 108.95. Miraz was never a conventional opener, so picking him for the role was a mistake. Among the other three batters, Sabbir Rahman has the lowest strike rate at 86.66 and has only 26 runs in 3 innings. Soumya Sarkar has a 128.57 strike rate and Najmul Hossain Sahnto has exactly 100. Considering Soumya’s ability to play strokes on the fast and bouncy surface, he could be an ideal player to open the innings with Litton Das during the Twenty20 World Cup 2022. Because both Najmul Hossain and Sabbir Rahman have shown a lack of confidence in the middle. The team management first has to incorporate Soumya Sarkar into the main world cup squad from the standby players to be eligible for the opening slot. Besides, captain Shakib Al Hasan is likely to bat at No. 3 in the World Cup fixtures. Read:T20 World Cup 2022: Five potential candidates for most sixes Middle-Order Bangladesh’s middle-order is quite settled despite the majority of them having struggled to show their true potential. Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan, and Mohammad Saifuddin are likely to take the no.4 to no.8 slots. Afif Hossain has the best record in recent matches in comparison to others. The left-handed, aggressive-minded batter has made 159 runs with a strike rate of 124.21. Nurul Hasan and Yasir Ali have shown some promise in the lower middle-order. Both the hard-hitters have 130 plus strike rates. However, they need to take their strike rate to 150 given that both the batters come at the crease at the no.6 and no.7 positions. Mosaddek Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin have the ability to play big shots and are currently favourites to take a spot in the playing XI in the initial matches. If one of these five players fails to impress the Bangladesh team think tanks, Sabbir Rahman can find a place in the middle-order. Lower-Order Bangladesh are likely to include three pacers in the playing XI given that Australian surfaces will assist the quicker bowlers. If Saifuddin finds a place in the team, two more fast bowlers are likely to be picked for the playing XI. Taskin Ahmed has been the most economical bowler from the pace bowling unit. The right-hand pacer has picked up 3 wickets in his previous 4 matches with an economy rate of 7.06. His position in the team is almost confirmed. Mustafizur Rahman has been struggling with his accuracy and has been pretty expensive. The left-hand pacer may not be seen in the initial matches against the tigers. Two promising young pacers, Hasan Mahmud and Shoriful Islam, are likely to compete against each other for the final spot. Hasan Mahmud is already in the World Cup squad, but Shoriful Islam is on the standby list. The BCB has to incorporate Shoriful into the main squad first to be eligible to take part in the T20 World Cup 2022 matches. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Nasum Ahmed are the two spinning options for Captain Shakib. He has to pick one and Miraz is the early favourite to find a place in the playing XI. But for some matches, Nasum should be a better choice. Read:ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: Meet the 16 Captains Bangladesh’s preferred playing XI for the 2022 Twenty20 World Cup Litton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud Way Forward It could be challenging for players at first to adapt to unfamiliar Australian conditions. The team management must thus give top priority to creating an effective Bangladesh playing XI for the T20 World Cup 2022. The players should be prepared to give their best for the team Tigers in every game.
Will Bangladesh’s brand of T20 cricket work in New Zealand?
The Bangladesh national men’s cricket team expectedly lost its opening match of the Bangla Wash tri-series against a high-ranked T20I side, Pakistan, by 21 runs on Friday (October 7) in Christchurch. The experts have the right to criticize the Bangladesh team, especially the batting unit, after their dismal display against Pakistan. Will their current strategy for T20 cricket work in New Zealand conditions? Bangladesh’s T20I record in New Zealand The men's national cricket team of Bangladesh is taking part in a tri-nation series in New Zealand. The series serves as a warm-up for the 2022 T20 World Cup. Fans of Tigers cricket shouldn't have too much hope based on their team's overall T20I record in New Zealand. Bangladesh team has failed to win a T20I match in New Zealand in eight attempts. They have lost seven out of their eight games against New Zealand, showing how challenging it is to compete at their highest level under these circumstances. Read: At a Glance: ICC T20 Men's World Cup 2022 Venues Did Bangladesh’s strategy for the T20 format work against Pakistan in the first match? Simply stated, Bangladesh's T20 strategy against Pakistan didn't work out. Captain Nurul Hasan Sohan chose to bat first in order to have a definite goal to play for. The fast bowlers did not live up to expectations, with the exception of Taskin Ahmed, who was by far the best player for Bangladesh in the match. As usual, Bangladesh's batters were disappointing and did not put Pakistan's bowlers under any significant strain. Bowling Mustafizur Rahman is considered the main weapon of Bangladesh’s pace bowling unit. But his outing in the first match once again proved that the left-hand pacer is currently going through a bad phase and can’t be trusted as a death-overs bowler. Mustafizur was hammered by the Pakistan batters all around the ground and was the costliest bowler of the contest with 12 economy rates. The Bangladesh campaign should be even more worried by witnessing how Mustafizur has performed in 2022. He has the worst average (42.37) and strike rate (29.2) among the Bangladesh bowlers who have bowled at least 10 overs in the last year. His 8.69 economy rate is also among the worst among the Bangladeshi players. This stat clearly suggests that Bangladesh shouldn’t trust Mustfaizur Rahman as one of their death-overs specialists, at least in Oceania conditions. Young Hasan Mahmud was expensive against Pakistan. He needs to work with pace bowling coach Alan Donald on adjusting his line and length for these conditions. The performances of pace bowler Taskin Ahmed and spinner Nasum Ahmed were the two positives for Bangladesh. Taskin, in particular, was magnificent in his approach and the way he put pressure on the Pakistan batters. He finished his spell with 2/25 in 4 overs. Nasum Ahmed, on the other hand, conceded only 22 runs in his spell. Read: Women's Asia Cup: Pakistan win thriller against India Batting Mehidy Hasan Miraz was sent to start the innings with Sabbir Rahman as Bangladesh continued to experiment with the opening position. They were having trouble timing the ball when trying to settle into the wicket. Both of them failed and headed to the pavilion after having fewer than 100 strike rates. The only chance Bangladesh had was during the middle overs, when Afif Hossain and Litton Das were forming a partnership. They tried to break free by hitting some shots, especially on the leg side. However, the bulk of their shots weren't solid enough, and they might easily fall into the hands of the fielders on any given day. Bangladesh’s innings fell apart when Litton-Afif’s 50-run stand came to an end in the 13th over. Yasir Ali impressed many Bangladesh cricket fans by hitting some big shots and ending his innings with an unbeaten 42* off 21. However, one needs to understand that when Yasir tried to smack Pakistan bowlers, by then Bangladesh’s hope in the contest was done and dusted. He needs to show his power-hitting ability when under pressure. But Yasir has given a hint to the team management that promoting him to the top order could be a good idea. Overall, Bangladesh's batters' strategy was shaky and ineffective under these circumstances. The batters had better be well-prepared to chase 200 runs in upcoming matches. They must possess the skills necessary to play shots confidently and the attitude needed to consistently pressure the opposing bowlers. Because their cautious strategy didn't work in the first game and it won't work in the following games either. Read: Tri-series: Dismal batting continues to haunt Bangladesh