The highly anticipated conclusion to the England tour of West Indies is upon us. With the series poised at 2-2, the final T20 International on December 21 at The Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad & Tobago promises a spectacular finale. Dramatic Series Unfolds The series began with West Indies seizing early victories in the first two T20Is, signaling a potential sweep. England, however, roared back with victories in the next two matches, displaying resilience and skill. The series, filled with remarkable performances, has now set the stage for a thrilling decider. Read more: From duck to diamond: Soumya reborn with brilliant 169 vs New Zealand Key Performances and Turning Points Andre Russell's return to form was pivotal for West Indies in the opening match at Kensington Oval, Barbados. His three wickets were crucial in restricting England, despite Phil Salt's explosive 40 off 20 balls. The chase, led by Brandon King's brisk start and a crucial seventh-wicket stand, saw West Indies home with four wickets in hand. The second match showcased the prowess of Brandon King and Rovman Powell, propelling the Caribbean side to a 10-run victory. In contrast, England's comeback was marked by Phil Salt's sensational 109 off 56 balls in the third match and a magnificent 119 off 57 in the fourth, tying the series and setting up a mouthwatering showdown. England T20I Squad Jos Buttler, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Phil Salt, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Rehan Ahmed, Chris Woakes, Gus Atkinson, Tymal Mills, Josh Tongue, Adil Rashid, and John Turner Reece Topley. West Indies T20I Squad Rovman Powel, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, .Nicholas Pooran, Sherfane Rutherford, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd,Matthew Forde, Akeal Hosein, Johnson Charles, Oshane Thomas, and Gudakesh Motie. Predictions and Expectations As the final match looms, excitement builds. Both teams, champions in their own right, are prepared to battle for supremacy. While it's a tight contest, England might just edge out with their current momentum. Expect a thrilling four hours of high-octane cricket, filled with drama and excitement, as future stars and established veterans clash in this epic finale. Read more: New Zealand cruise home to win ODI series, Soumya’s century in vain
The highly anticipated clash between India and England in the ICC World Cup 2023 is set to start at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time on October 29, 2023. This thrilling ENG vs. India encounter will take place at the iconic Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. IND vs. ENG ODI in the 2023 ICC World Cup: Match Preview England’s Performance In the Ongoing Men’s ODI World Cup England had a tough time in the Cricket World Cup, losing their fourth game out of five. They suffered an eight-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in Bangalore. As a result, Jos Buttler’s team is now in a tough spot, and it is unlikely they’ll make it to the semi-finals. Right now, England is in the 9th position with a 1-4 record. In their recent game on Thursday night, they had a tough time against Sri Lanka. When they batted first, they only managed to score 156 runs before losing all their wickets in just 33.2 overs. The only noteworthy performance came from Ben Stokes, who scored 43 runs off 73 balls. Further, England’s performance with the ball was disappointing as they managed to take only two wickets, and Sri Lanka easily reached the target in 25.4 overs. England has only managed to score over 300 runs in one out of their five games played. If we look at the scores from their last three matches, it’s quite concerning: they were bowled out for 215 against Afghanistan, 170 against South Africa, and 156 against Sri Lanka. Technically, England has not been ruled out of the semi-final race, but their fate now depends on other teams’ results, and they cannot afford to lose another game if they want to have a shot at the semi-finals. It is unclear which direction the England team will take for the upcoming match. They have been trying out various lineups during the tournament but have not found the winning combination yet. Players like Sam Curran, Harry Brook, and Gus Atkinson could be considered for the team, especially after the loss to Sri Lanka on Thursday. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Schedule, Fixtures, Venues, Team List Performance of India In the 2023 ICC Men’s ODI World Cup While England is struggling, India is performing exceptionally well in the ICC Cricket World Cup. They have won all five of their opening games, making them a perfect 5-0 and putting them in a strong position for a spot in the semi-finals. Their team is well-equipped with depth and flexibility, enabling them to adjust to various weather conditions and pitch conditions on any match day. In the last game, Virat Kohli maintained his excellent form by scoring 95 runs from 104 balls, playing a leading role with the bat. Rohit Sharma contributed with 46 runs at the top of the order. Since all-rounder Hardik Pandya is still sidelined due to injury, it is probable that India will stick with the same team for their upcoming match against England, which means they will rely on just five bowlers. India vs England Head-to-Head ODI India has won 57 out of the 106 games they have played against England. On the other hand, England has won 44 times. In their most recent five one-day matches, India has won three, and they also won the last series with a score of 2-1 when they played against a team led by Jos Buttler in July 2022. Table: England vs India Head-to-Head ODI Matches So Far Matches England Won India Won No Result Tie 106 44 57 3 2 Predicted India XI Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj. Predicted England XI Johnny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Mark Wood. Read more: World Cup 2023: England outplayed as Afghanistan script historic win in Delhi Key Indian Players to Watch Virat Kohli Kohli has been exceptional in this tournament, consistently scoring runs in all parts of the cricket field. His average in the tournament is an incredible 118. So far, he’s scored a total of 354 runs in 5 innings. This includes a century in the match against Bangladesh and three fifties in games against Australia, Afghanistan, and New Zealand. Rohit Sharma Rohit Sharma’s performance with the bat in this World Cup has been absolutely outstanding. The captain of the Indian team seems determined and unstoppable, scoring a total of 311 runs in five matches at a strike rate of 133.47. He has played 19 ODI matches against England and scored 637 runs, with 137 highest score. So, we might see another incredible performance against England. Mohammed Shami In his first match of the World Cup 2023, Mohammed Shami had a remarkable comeback. He took five wickets in the game against New Zealand. Shami was brought into the team to replace Shardul Thakur because of an injury to Pandya. Due to Pandya’s absence, India had to change their playing XI and went in with five specialist bowlers instead of having an all-rounder in the lineup. And Shami’s inclusion worked very well. So, he will surely give his best against the English. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: India ODI Squad Analysis Key English Players to Watch Dawid Malan Dawid Malan is doing quite well in the team in ICC World Cup 2023, with an average of 44. He’s been the top scorer for his team, with a total of 220 runs in five innings. He even managed to score a century against Bangladesh. It’s very likely that he’ll continue to open the innings along with Jonny Bairstow. Ben Stokes Ben Stokes is taking the captain’s role for England for the rest of the tournament. He only played two matches so far. In his first World Cup match against South Africa, the all-rounder didn’t have a great game. He only scored 5 runs off 8 balls and got out by chipping a catch back to Kagiso Rabada. In the second match against Sri Lanka, he scored 43 runs from 73 balls. However, he has a good record against India, scoring 522 runs from 22 matches. So, he might turn out to be a savior for England. Reece Topley With 8 wickets in three matches in this World Cup, Topley is the top wicket-taker for England. So, he might throw his spell against India. Final Words Things haven’t been going well with the England team. The expectations for the English side were incredibly high before the tournament began, but their performance has been quite disappointing. They appeared completely lost, especially after their unexpected loss to Afghanistan. India has a good opportunity to win this IND vs. ENG match, which would mark their sixth consecutive victory in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: How and Where to Watch all matches Online
Ranked at 8th and 9th places, Sri Lanka and England, respectively, are gearing up to face each other with the intent of strengthening their campaigns in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. Both teams find themselves in a must-win situation as they go head to head in the 25th match of the 2023 World Cup on Thursday, October 26, at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time. This crucial showdown will take place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bengaluru in India. England vs. Sri Lanka ODI in ICC Men’s World Cup 2023: Match Preview England Team’s Performance in the World Cup So Far The England team is facing significant challenges. Having managed to secure just one victory out of their four matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 group stage, the defending champions are on the edge of a potentially embarrassing elimination. This disappointing turn of events has left fans disheartened. England, however, is not alone in their struggles. Just slightly ahead of them in the standings due to a better net run rate, Sri Lanka is sharing the bottom spot with England. The 2023 tournament began on a sour note for England as they suffered a defeat against New Zealand. They appeared to regain their footing by defeating Bangladesh in the next match. Nevertheless, a surprising loss to Afghanistan halted England's resurgence, and a significant defeat at the hands of South Africa landed them in the ninth position in the league standings. Jos Buttler's team suffered their most substantial ODI loss ever against South Africa, effectively signaling the demise of England's weak defense of their World Cup title at the Wankhede Stadium. The Proteas exhibited ruthless efficiency against an underwhelming England bowling unit, scoring 399 runs on the scoreboard in their allotted 50 overs, with Heinrich Klaasen demonstrating a brilliant display of aggressive batting. In reply, Buttler and his team struggled, and it was only a partnership between Mark Wood and Gus Atkinson that prevented England from facing complete humiliation. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets: How to Buy Online, Booking, Prices, Starting Dates and Timings Performance of the Sri Lanka Team in the World Cup So Far On the other hand, Sri Lanka commenced their campaign with three high-scoring matches, although they concluded with losses to South Africa, Pakistan, and Australia. A crucial win against the Netherlands injected some momentum into the Sri Lankan challenge. However, Sri Lanka's batting has generally been sharp, with scores exceeding 300 in two matches against South Africa and Pakistan and a successful chase of 253. However, their bowling has been somewhat inconsistent, particularly when facing stronger opponents. This is an area that England will likely aim to capitalize on, while the Lankans aim to capitalize on the confidence they gained from a win over the Netherlands. When it comes to their team selection, England has already utilized all 15 players they brought along, leaving them with limited options. However, there is a remaining hope that Brydon Carse, who is set to join the team, can have a similar impact to Liam Plunkett, bolstering their performance in the middle overs. The batting department has underperformed, with only one century and four fifties so far, but they might find some comfort in facing a Sri Lankan bowling attack that initially struggled by conceding scores of 428 for 5 and 345 for 4 in the tournament. Regarding Sri Lanka's aspirations, securing a spot in the top four is a tough challenge, especially with upcoming matches against India and New Zealand. Nevertheless, they have displayed flashes of their potential, primarily through Kusal Mendis, who has taken on the captaincy in addition to his wicketkeeping duties, and Sadeera Samarawickrama's batting performances. Additionally, Dilshan Madushanka has demonstrated his wicket-taking skill with the ball. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: How and Where to Watch all matches Online ENG vs. SL Head-to-Head Records in ODI In ODI cricket, England and Sri Lanka have played a total of 78 matches. Out of these 78 games, England emerged as winners in 38, while Sri Lanka won 36 matches. Three matches concluded without a result, and one match ended in a tie. Table: England vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head ODI Matches So Far Matches England Won Sri Lanka Won No Result Tie 78 38 36 3 1 Predicted Playing XI for England Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (capt, wk), Harry Brook, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood. Predicted Playing XI for Sri Lanka Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (capt, wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha/Dunith Wellalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Schedule, Fixtures, Venues, Team List English Players to Watch Dawid Malan Dawid Malan's remarkable innings of 140 against Bangladesh paved the way for England's only victory in the 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup as of the time of writing. Teaming up with Jonny Bairstow as an opening batsman, Malan has displayed occasional brilliance but has also struggled with consistency. However, his explosive potential is evident when he is at his best. Adil Rashid Once again, the ever-reliable Adil Rashid has been England's primary choice to stop the opposition's batting aggressiveness and capture key wickets, particularly during the crucial middle overs. Rashid has notched up six wickets in four matches in this World Cup and stands as the second most prolific bowler for the reigning champions, trailing only behind the injured Reece Topley. Gus Atkinson Gus Atkinson, who played only one match and bowled for nine overs, managed to take two wickets but gave away 60 runs in the process. He might be the solution to England's bowling needs. His upcoming contest against the effective Sri Lankan batters on Thursday could determine how the important game unfolds. Sri Lankan Players to Watch Dilshan Madushanka To stop the English batsman from scoring, Sri Lanka is expected to bring in Dilshan Madushanka as their bowler. This left-arm fast bowler has been performing well in the tournament so far, taking 11 wickets in four matches, which is the second-best performance. In one of the matches, he took four wickets for 50 runs when they played against the Netherlands. Sadeera Samarawickrama Sadeera Samarawickrama has been performing really well. The 28-year-old has had a standout tournament, scoring a total of 230 runs in four games. Notably, he scored 91 runs in one match against the Netherlands and 108 runs against Pakistan. So, he can replicate this against England. Kusal Mendis Mendis played a crucial role in Sri Lanka's first two games. He scored 76 runs off 42 balls in a challenging chase against South Africa and followed that with a hundred in just 65 balls against Pakistan. It's worth noting that he's one of the four remaining players in the Sri Lankan team who were part of the squad that caused an upset by defeating England at Headingley in the 2019 World Cup. Final Words October 26’s ODI match between England and Sri Lanka is expected to be a closely fought contest, as both teams have been dealing to uplift their ranking in the points table. As both teams have had their moments of success in the past, any of them can win the match. Not to mention, the ENG vs SL ODI match in the ICC World Cup 2023 would be quite interesting and is full of possibilities. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Shakib leaves team in India for personal practice sessions in Dhaka
The highly anticipated clash between England and South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2023 will take at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on October 21, 2023, at 2:30 pm Bangladesh time. As the two teams compete for supremacy, fans can expect a display of top-notch batting, bowling, and fielding. Let’s see the match preview before you get ready to watch the ENG vs. SA ODI match. Preview of England vs. South Africa in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 This upcoming game will feature a clash between two tough cricket teams, both recovering from recent unexpected defeats against underdogs. England didn’t do well in the World Cup so far. They lost to New Zealand but won against Bangladesh and then lost to Afghanistan. Their effort to defend the title isn’t going great at the beginning. However, the tournament is long, and each team plays nine matches before the semi-finals. England has a chance to fix things and improve, starting with their next game. In a closely contested game against New Zealand, England fought hard, posting a competitive score of 282/9, but fell short as New Zealand secured victory with 283/1. The team, however, bounced back in their next match against Bangladesh, dominating with a difficult total of 364/9 and limiting Bangladesh to 227, securing a convincing win. Unfortunately, their momentum was halted in the following encounter with Afghanistan, where England faced a challenging target of 284 but could only manage a total of 215. These results emphasize the unpredictability of cricket and highlight the need for strategic adjustments as England progresses through the tournament. Read more: Mushfiqur Rahim emerges as 2nd Bangladeshi cricketer to score 1000 plus runs in ICC World Cup England might not struggle as much against spin when facing South Africa compared to their match against Afghanistan. However, the fast bowlers from South Africa could be a challenge, especially in favorable conditions. So far in the tournament, only Dawid Malan, Joe Root, and Harry Brook from the England team have scored 100 runs or more. The other batsmen need to step up their game. On the bowling front, Reece Topley and Adil Rashid have been performing well individually and as a pair. England might use the combination of left-arm seam with right-arm wrist spin again. Additionally, they have the outright pace of Mark Wood, which could be effective against South Africa. The good news for England is that Ben Stokes has confirmed that he is ready to play in his first match of the World Cup. He’ll be joining the England team for a crucial match against South Africa in Mumbai on Saturday. On the other hand, South Africa had a strong start to their World Cup journey, securing convincing victories against Sri Lanka and Australia with margins exceeding 100 runs in both matches. However, as they aimed for a third consecutive win, South Africa faced a loss, suffering a 38-run defeat against the Netherlands. This marked the Netherlands’ first win in the competition, having previously lost to Pakistan and New Zealand. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Schedule, Fixtures, Venues, Team List So, a win in the upcoming match not only allows South Africa to bounce back to their winning form but also puts a World Cup rival, England, on the edge of elimination, further setting South Africa’s position in the tournament. Nevertheless, the decision to opt for Gerald Coetzee over Tabraiz Shamsi in the previous match against the Netherlands didn’t yield favorable results for South Africa. There’s a possibility that they might reconsider their strategy, leaning towards Shamsi, the spinner, over the seamer for the upcoming match. While some experts suggest the inclusion of an extra batsman, the likelihood of Reeza Hendricks being chosen at this stage seems minimal. Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock emerged as South Africa’s standout performers in the tournament, with De Kock amassing 229 runs compared to Markram’s 163. The team is heavily reliant on their consistent contributions, but similar to England relying on Malan and Brook, other players must step up to provide crucial support for more balanced and effective team performance. Read more: Mumbai Travel Guide: Must-visit Places and Fun Activities ENG vs. SA Head to Head in ODI In the ODI format, England and South Africa have encountered each other 69 times. England emerged victorious in 30 matches, while South Africa secured the win in 33 ODIs. There were five games that ended in No Result, and one game concluded in a Tie. Table: England vs South Africa Head-to-Head ODI Matches So Far Matches England Won South Africa Won No Result Tie 69 30 33 5 1 Predicted Playing XI for England Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley. Predicted Playing XI for South Africa Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi. Read more: Bangladesh's Fixtures for ICC World Cup 2023 English Players to Watch Joe Root Root is crucial for uniting both the top and middle order. In the last 16 matches against South Africa, he has been a key player with an impressive average of 48.64. During this period, he scored 681 runs, including two centuries and two half-centuries against South Africa. Jos Buttler Despite having an impressive overall ODI record with an average of 41.13 in 172 matches, accumulating 4895 runs featuring 11 centuries and two half-centuries, Jos Buttler is currently facing a challenging phase in the ongoing World Cup. In the three matches played so far, he has managed to score only 72 runs. But he has a good record against South Africa, with a 49.09 average in 16 appearances. Reece Topley Reece Topley had a challenging outing in the previous match against Afghanistan, managing to take just one wicket while conceding 52 runs, which is a below-average performance. However, in the overall context of the World Cup, he has shown better form, claiming a total of 5 wickets in two matches. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets: How to Buy Online, Booking, Prices, Starting Dates and Timings South African Players to Watch Aiden Markram Aiden Markram had a disappointing performance in the last match, getting out after scoring just one run. Despite this setback, his role will be crucial in the upcoming match against England. In the last three World Cup matches, he managed to score 163 runs. Quinton de Kock He has been in sensational form in the World Cup, impressively scoring two centuries in the first two matches. His outstanding record against England includes an average of 60.13, featuring three centuries and four half-centuries. Kagiso Rabada Kagiso Rabada is set to be the primary bowler for the South African team, and his wicket-taking record against England is remarkable. In the nine ODI matches he has played against England, Rabada has taken an impressive 20 wickets. Final Words While South Africa has displayed dominant form, England stands as a strong contender. The outcome of this match is yet to unfold, but our prediction leans towards England. The possible return of Ben Stokes has the potential to shift the dynamics, and with their versatile squad, England seems to have the advantage in the ENG vs SA ODI Match in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 contest. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: How and Where to Watch all matches Online
Afghanistan, after losing the toss, was sent to bat first in their ICC World Cup match against England on Sunday in Delhi. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran provided a solid foundation for the Afghan team. ICC World Cup 2023: Australia Men's ODI Squad Analysis By the tenth over of their innings, Afghanistan scored 79 without loss. Rahmanullah led the charge with an impressive 46 off 31 balls. The right-handed batter also struck six fours and two sixes. ICC World Cup 2023: India make it 8-0 against Pakistan in World Cups with thumping win in Ahmedabad Afghanistan faced defeats in their initial two matches against Bangladesh and India. In contrast, England lost their opening match to India but secured a victory against Bangladesh. ICC World Cup 2023: Indian bowlers secure advantage against Pakistan Afghanistan XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi England XI: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (capt & wk), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley//
On Tuesday, October 10, England is set to face Bangladesh in Match 7 of the ICC World Cup 2023. The match will take place at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala, Kangra, India, at 11 am Bangladesh time. Preview of ENG vs. BAN ODI in ICC World Cup 2023 England, who won the last World Cup in 2019, lost their first game to New Zealand by nine wickets in the ongoing ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. This probably made the captain, Jos Buttler, feel a bit nervous. Now, he surely wants his team to do better in the next game against Bangladesh in Dharamsala on Tuesday. Losing to New Zealand was like a warning for Buttler. But the good thing is, many of his teammates are familiar with Indian pitches and conditions because they've played in the Indian Premier League. So, Buttler is hopeful they'll bounce back strongly in the next match. Scoring 282 runs was already a tough task to defend at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, the way Kiwi opener Devon Conway and young left-handed batter Rachin Ravindra took apart the England bowling was remarkable. They both scored unbeaten centuries and finished the game in just the 37th over. This would have surely made the team management and fans back home quite nervous. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Warm-up Schedule: Full fixture list, match timings and venues Even though former England captain Joe Root, opener Jonny Bairstow, and the current captain Jos Buttler made some helpful contributions, the team missed a significant individual innings. This absence of a big inning ultimately led to the defending champions losing the opening match. On the other hand, Bangladesh would like to take the benefit of England’s loss of confidence and try to get their second win. Bangladesh won a big match against Afghanistan in Dharamsala. First, they bowled out Afghanistan for only 156 runs, and then they easily reached the target by scoring more runs in less than 35 overs with 6 wickets left. The heroes of the match for Bangladesh were their spinners, Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz. They both took 3 wickets each and didn't let Afghanistan score runs. Shoriful Islam, who bowls with his left hand, also did a good job by taking 2 wickets for 34 runs. Now, England's batters will find it hard to score against Bangladesh's spinners on this field. Bangladesh players are used to the playing conditions, and they have some special moves to win the game. Also, fast bowler Taskin Ahmed, who took 12 wickets in the last 6 matches, will make it tough for England with his bouncing and moving deliveries. Even though England is the favorite in the next match, Bangladesh has a good chance of changing that expectation. Nevertheless, the defending champions are aware that they cannot afford to lose another game in a row. So, we can expect a good fight in the ENG vs. BAN World Cup 2023 match. Read more: Analysis of Bangladesh Squad for ICC World Cup 2023 BAN vs. ENG Head-to-Head ODI Matches so far England and Bangladesh met 24 times so far in ODI matches, and England has the upper hand. They have won 19 times, while Bangladesh has won only 5 times. In their most recent encounter, England won a series at Bangladesh with 2-1, which took place on March 1-6, 2023. However, Bangladesh managed to win the last match of that series. Table: BAN vs. England Head-to-Head ODI Matches So Far Matches Bangladesh Won England Won No Result 24 5 19 0 In the ODI World Cup, England and Bangladesh have faced each other four times, and each team has won two matches. In their latest encounter during the 2019 World Cup, England emerged victorious, defeating Bangladesh by 109 runs. Read more: Bangladesh's Fixtures for ICC World Cup 2023 Probable England XI Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook/ Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood. Probable Bangladesh XI Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: How and Where to Watch all matches Online Key English Players to Watch Dawid Malan Dawid Malan will be a key player in the next match, as he scored 416 runs in his last 7 matches, averaging almost 70 runs per match. Additionally, he has a strong record against Bangladesh in ODIs, with an average of 62.50. This suggests that he should be able to handle Bangladesh's spin-bowling threat effectively. Jos Buttler Jos Buttler is one of the most dangerous middle-order batters globally and is currently in good form. In his last 11 matches in 2023, he scored 591 runs with an average of 59.10 and a strike rate of 109.85. So, he is someone Bangladesh needs to watch out for in the upcoming match. Ben Stokes Ben Stokes, who couldn't play in the first match due to a minor injury, might be back for the upcoming game. If he returns, his presence will bring added stability to the middle order of the team. This year, he scored 235 runs from 3 matches, which is very impressive. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Tickets: How to Buy Online, Booking, Prices, Starting Dates and Timings Key Bangladeshi Players to Watch Najmul Hossain Shanto In terms of batting, the Bangladesh team will look to Najmul Hossain Shanto to perform once again. He has been in excellent form in recent months, scoring 757 runs in his last 16 matches in 2023 at an impressive average of 54.07. In the last game, he was the top scorer for the team, making an unbeaten 59 off 83 balls. Mehidy Hasan Miraz Keep an eye on another player, Mehidy Hasan Miraz. This all-rounder is gaining more confidence with each game, and in the last match against Afghanistan, he played a crucial role by scoring a significant 57 runs during the chase. And he also has an impressive record against England. Shakib Al Hasan Shakib, who has a lot of experience, might need to step up with the bat in this game, especially if the top order faces difficulties. The last time these two teams met in the ODI World Cup, Shakib played a crucial role by scoring an impressive 121 runs. So, he will need to replicate that performance to lead Bangladesh. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023 Venues: Cities and Stadiums in India Final Words One thing we can be sure of is that England won't easily overpower Bangladesh in this match. Bangladesh is familiar with the playing conditions, and their bowlers are likely to pose challenges for England's batters. However, we believe England's bowling unit will perform well, especially with the support of the pitch. The potential comeback of Ben Stokes will also strengthen their team. At the same time, Bangladesh has the capability to give England a tough fight and might even give a surprise. Considering the overall balance and strength of the two teams, it seems like England has a competitive edge in the ENG vs. BAN ICC World Cup 2023 match. Read more: ICC World Cup 2023: Preview of PAK vs. SL ODI
Spain won its first Women's World Cup title less than a year after a player rebellion, holding off England 1-0 on Sunday after Olga Carmona's first-half goal. Spain's first major international trophy made it the first European team to win the Women's World Cup since Germany in 2007. Also read : Is it coming home? England looks to bring Women's World Cup trophy back to the birthplace of soccer At the final whistle the Spanish players piled on each other in front of their goal. Carmona's left-foot shot in the 29th minute went into the far corner of the net and just out of reach of diving England goalkeeper Mary Earps. Also read : Australia edge France on penalties to reach the Women's World Cup semifinals, will face England In celebration she raised her jersey to reveal the word "Merchi" scrawled in ink on her undershirt, an apparent nod to her former school. Carmona also scored the game-winner in the 89th minute of Spain's 2-1 semifinal victory over Sweden, becoming the first player since Carli Lloyd in 2015 to score in a World Cup semifinal and final. Also read : The future is uncertain for the United States after crashing out of the Women's World Cup Spain had a chance to double the lead in the 68th but Jenni Hermoso's penalty attempt was saved by Earps, who anticipated perfectly and dived to her left. Spain's victory comes despite a near-mutiny by players last year. Fifteen players said they were stepping away from the national team for their mental health while also calling for a more professional environment. Three of those players — Ona Batlle, Aitana Bonmatí and Mariona Caldentey — reconciled with the federation and were at the World Cup. England had momentum going into the tournament after winning the European Championship at home last summer. But three of the team's best players, captain Leah Williamson, Fran Kirby and Beth Mead, all had knee injuries that kept them off the World Cup squad. England coach Sarina Wiegman was the first coach to take her teams to back-to-back World Cup title matches. She led the Netherlands to the final in 2019, but fell 2-0 to the United States. She's now 0-2. England was coming off a 3-1 victory over host Australia in the semifinal. Lauren James, who was the team's top scorer with three goals and three assists, was forced to sit out two matches because of a suspension for stomping on Nigeria's Michelle Alozie to open the knockout stage. While James was available for the final, Wiegman started Ella Toone. James came into the match to start the second half. The game was briefly interrupted in the 25th minute by a person who raced onto the field but was quickly tackled by security. One of England's best chances was in the 16th when Lauren Hemp's blast caromed off the crossbar. A minute later, Salma Paralluelo raced to the goal but couldn't get a clean shot and Earps stopped Alba Redondo's attempt in the scramble in front of the net. Vilda started 19-year-old Paralluelo, who scored the breakthrough goal for Spain against Sweden, and the game-winner in extra time over the Netherlands in the quarterfinals. Paralluelo's nearly scored seconds from half time but her shot hit the post. She was handed a yellow card in the 78th minute for a foul on Alex Greenwood, who had a cut above her eye. Hemp had another chance in the 54th but sent it wide. A minute later she was handed a yellow card for a foul on Laia Codina. Spain had a chance to double the lead in the 68th after a video review awarded a penalty after Keira Walsh's handball. But Earps kept England in the game, as she did with a succession of saves late. Coach Jorge Vilda had a challenge in working around two-time Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas, who was still working her way back from a torn ACL last year. For the final, Putellas was on the bench at the start. Putellas went into the game with 15 seconds left in regulation, but there were 13 minutes of stoppage time. There were 75,784 fans at the final at Stadium Australia, including tennis great Billie Jean King. The two teams met last year in the quarterfinals of the Euros, with England coming from behind to beat Spain 2-1 in extra time on Georgia Stanway's goal.
The rallying cry "It's Coming Home" is one game away from reality and the end of England's 57-year drought in global soccer. Also read: 4 women, nat’l women's football team receive Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib Padak-2023 The World Cup trophy can return this Sunday to the birthplace of soccer for the first time since 1966. But if it happens, the journey back to England will be with the women's national team and not the men's. The Lionesses have roared their way into their first Women's World Cup title game, Sunday against Spain. It is the first all-European final since 2003, when Germany beat Sweden. Also read:Bruised Ronaldo scores twice to edge showdown with Messi It has been a magical ride for both teams: England has been on top of the global game since winning the European Championship last summer, and Spain is in its first final less than a year since 15 players quit the team in protest. But England was expected to be here, and all around the world, in pubs and at viewing parties, England supporters have been singing "It's Coming Home," the unintentional reminder that the soccer team hasn't won the World Cup since 1966. The men's team was the winner that year, and the Lionesses' appearance in Sunday's title game is England's first finale in the 57 years since. Also read:Messi scores early in 1st game outside Florida for Inter Miami at FC Dallas England's return to prominence has been led by coach Sarina Wiegman, who was hired in late 2021 as the team's first non-British manager. Wiegman is now back in her second consecutive finale, and the only coach in the history of the tournament to take two nations to the final. Wiegman was coach of the Netherlands when the Dutch lost 2-0 to the United States in 2019. "Every step has been really, really hard. But again, we find a way," she said. "And I think the opponents, the women's game has grown so much that it's really hard to get through. So I know it's very, very special and that's how it feels, too." Wiegman is after he second major trophy at the helm of England after guiding the Lionesses' to their first European championship last year. England is coming off a 3-1 victory over host Australia in the semifinal, the second consecutive game played without leading scorer Lauren James. She was suspended against Colombia and Australia for stomping on a Nigerian player following a tackle in the knockout round. The 21-year-old has three goals and three assists in this World Cup and apologized to her teammates for the split-second play on field that forced England to push its way through the tournament without the Chelsea midfielder. Spain, meanwhile, has defied expectations in the World Cup by reaching the final despite a near-mutiny by players last fall. Spain saw 15 players quit the national team citing mental health concerns. The players called on the federation to create a more professional environment. Three of those players — midfielder Aitana Bonmati, forward Mariona Caldentey and defender Ona Batlle — reconciled with the federation and are back for the tournament. Jorge Vilda has thanked the federation for its support of the coach repeatedly during the tournament, and his players have said they are focused on the present. Spain earned its spot in the final with a 2-1 victory over Sweden on Tuesday. Salma Paralluelo ended a scoreless stalemate with a goal in the 81st minute. After Sweden tied it, Olga Carmona scored the game winner in the final minute of regulation. At the start of practice on Friday, 19-year-old Paralluelo was treated for what appeared to be a cramp in her left leg. Also absent was forward Alba Redondo, who was riding a stationary bike off to the side. "We have all the squad ready for the final. We are going to be 100% ready, everyone is ready for the game. It's nothing to worry about," Batlle said. In addition to the breakthrough goal against Sweden, Paralleulo scored the extra-time winner over the Netherlands in the quarterfinals. "I play against her everyday in training. I knew what she was capable of before this tournament so seeing her do so well for Spain, I have seen that in training," said England's Lucy Bronze, a teammate of Paralleulo's on Spanish club Barcelona. Nine of the Spanish players are on Barcelona's squad, as well as two of the Lionesses. Spain has not seen consistent play during the World Cup from two-time Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas, who tore her ACL before the 2022 European Championship and is still returning to form. But Bonmati's playmaking has helped in her absence. La Roja also have the opportunity to bring home a new trophy, after the men's team won the World Cup in 2010. Spain's women have never won a major tournament. "Now we have the chance to do it," Bonmati said. "It's magic. Unique."
The Tigers swept England in the T20 series, showing their strength, while they failed in the ODI series. Nevertheless, Bangladesh was strongest in ODI, and fans had an expectation to win the one-day series. Last November, England secured the T20 World Cup title in Australia, firmly establishing their reputation as a formidable opponent in this format of cricket. Despite this, Bangladesh was able to whitewash England in the 2023 BAN vs ENG T20 series, leaving the question if anyone had predicted such an outcome prior to the start of the series. Overall Performance of Bangladesh Team in T20 Series Against England After losing the first two T20 matches, England tried hard in the third match to avoid the whitewash. And England had been performing well until the fourteenth over.. David Malan was caught behind the wicket after being unable to handle Mustafiz's outswing and extra bounce, earning Mustafiz his hundredth wicket in a T20 International match. This signaled the start of England's downfall, as Jos Buttler was run out on the very next ball. The first two balls of the 14th over had the audience on the edge of their seats, turning the T20 into an intense and suspenseful thriller. At the end of 13 overs, with England needing 159 runs to win and being 100/1, who could have predicted that their dream of victory would fall down at 142/6? Did the world champions sense their world would soon become gray as five wickets fell for 28 runs in five overs, sending their required run rate rocketing from 8 to 12 per over? Malan and Buttler's partnership of 95 runs for the second wicket kept England's hopes of avoiding a washout alive as long as they stayed at the crease. However, Mustafiz's intervention caused England's innings to smash. Read More: Shanto storms up ICC T20I rankings with extraordinary performances against England Bangladesh scored 158 runs in 20 overs, losing only two wickets, thanks to Litton Das's ninth T20 fifty and an impressive partnership of 84 runs between Litton and Najmul Hossain Shanto for the second wicket. There is no doubt that Litton and Najmul Hossain formed the cornerstone of the Bangladesh innings, with Litton scoring his first fifty of the series with 73 runs off 57 balls. His performance earned him the award of the Player of the Match. Najmul Hossain was also successful, registering the series-best performance of 144 runs in three matches with an unbeaten 47 off 36 balls. Najmul Hossain Shanto won the Player of the Series award. Previously, Shakib’s team started the T20 series against England with a win at Chittagong. After winning the toss at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, Shakib Al Hasan chose to bowl first. The opening pair of Philip Salt and captain Jos Buttler made a promising start, putting together 80 runs. Nasum Amed's efforts in the tenth over proved to be Bangladesh's first success as he picked Philip Salt’s wicket for 38 runs off 35 balls in the last ball of the over. Dawid Malan, who had been in impressive form in the ODI series, unfortunately, got out for a duck, being dismissed by Najmul Hasan Shanto off a ball from Shakib. Mustafizur then bowled Duckett for 20 runs off 13 balls. England collected 156 runs. Read More: Historical Win of Bangladesh against England in 2023 BAN vs ENG T20 Series On the other hand, Litton Das was unable to have a big score. Nonetheless, he arrived at the crease and ultimately accumulated 12 runs from 10 deliveries. Meanwhile, Bangladesh's opening batsman Rony Talukdar managed 21 runs from 14 balls. Nevertheless, the home team's innings were put in a difficult situation, as they had lost two wickets for only 43 runs. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy then assumed control of the team, forming a formidable third-wicket partnership. Shanto boosted Bangladesh's innings with a personal tally of 51 runs from 30 balls, featuring 8 fours. Towhid, meanwhile, provided the only six of the innings, scoring 24 runs from 17 balls, including 2 fours and 1 six. Bangladesh suddenly went from 108 for 2 wickets to 112 for 4 wickets and was under some pressure again. This time the captain came as a savior. Shakib remained not out with 34 runs off 24 balls with 6 fours, while Afif Hossain scored 15 runs off 13 balls alongside Shakib. Bangladesh’s performance was also great in the second T20I match in Dhaka. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bowl at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. England could not stand in front of the bowling attack of Bangladesh. Jos Buttler's team was all out for 117 runs in 20 overs. Ben Duckett scored the highest 28 runs. Mehdy Hasan Miraz took 4 wickets for Bangladesh. With 11 balls to spare, Bangladesh managed to chase down the 118-run target on a slow-turner wicket, losing six wickets in the process. Najmul Hossain Shanto top-scored with 46 runs, while Miraz and Towhid Hridoy contributed 20 and 17 runs, respectively to the successful run chase. Read More: Ireland arrive in Bangladesh to play ODIs, T20Is, Test Top Bangladeshi Players in the T20 Series Against England After losing the ODI series, the Bangladesh team made a concerted effort to maximize their batting, bowling, and fielding performances in the three matches. The fielding, in particular, has been top-notch, which has been a great asset in the T20 format, where small margins can make a big difference. Among all the Bangladeshi players, Najmul Hossain Shanto put in a great effort in all three T20 matches. It seems his BPL experience comes in handy. His T20 performance against England was impressive, with a total impact of 153.2 in just three matches. In these matches, he scored a total of 144 runs, making a significant contribution to the Bangladesh team's success. With an impact per match of 51, Shanto showed his ability to make an impact with his performances. His contribution was vital in Bangladesh's victory over England in the T20 series, demonstrating his skills as a top-level cricketer. Mehidy Hasan Miraz's T20 performance against England was a mixed bag of batting and bowling. In two matches, he had a total impact of 104.4, with an impact per match of 52.2. However, he made his overall with his bowling, taking four crucial wickets for his team. Miraz's bowling performance was especially noteworthy, as he played a crucial role by taking 4 wickets for 12 runs in Bangladesh's victory over England in the second T20. Overall, Miraz's performance was commendable, and he showed his versatility as a player, making valuable contributions in both batting and bowling. Read More: Shakib reaches 300 ODI wickets Top English Players in the T20 Series Against Bangladesh Although the English team could not win a single T20 match, some of the players gave their best to prove themselves. And captain Jos Buttler's name comes first. His batting performance was outstanding, with a total impact of 137.7 in three matches. In these matches, he scored a total of 111 runs, showcasing his ability to make an effect with his performances. With an impact per match of 45.9, Buttler proved himself as one of the most crucial players for the England team. His aggressive approach to batting and his ability to contribute a quick score made him a valuable asset to the team. Jofra Archer's bowling skill against Bangladesh was undeniable, as evidenced by his total impact of 109.1 in three matches and four wickets were taken. His impressive impact per match of 36.3 further demonstrated his bowling expertise and earned him the admiration of the England team. Final Words England's whitewash in Bangladesh proves that no matter who the opponents are, the Tigers have the capacity to triumph over any nation at home ground. Bangladesh cricket team have proved that several times in recent years. And in the 2023 BAN vs ENG T20I Series, Shakib-Al-Hasan’s team defeated the world champions at home. Bangladesh can surely take pride in this win, with each individual player and the whole team performing brilliantly to outplay England. On the other hand, this is the second time England has been whitewashed in a three-match bilateral T20I series. The last time they were whitewashed against Australia was back in 2014. Read More: Bangladesh secures spot in 2024 Women's T20 World Cup as hosts
England have won the toss and chose to bowl first in the third and final T20I of the series against Bangladesh in Dhaka. Despite losing the series with two consecutive defeats in the first two matches, the visiting team is looking to end the series on a high note. Bangladesh have made two changes to their playing XI -- bringing in Shamim Hossain and debutant Tanvir Islam to replace Afif Hossain and Nasum Ahmed. Afif has been struggling for form and has only managed a highest score of 23 in the five innings of this series. Tanvir was the highest wicket-taker in the last edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), taking 17 wickets in 12 matches and playing a pivotal role in Comilla Victorians' title win. The Bangladesh squad for the final T20I includes Litton Das (w), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shamim Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, and Tanvir Islam. Meanwhile, England's playing XI consists of Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (w/c), Ben Duckett, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Rehan Ahmed, Adil Rashid, and Jofra Archer.