England will obviously be a favourite side. England is considerably having the most powerful batting line up among all 8 teams. Their confidence will be on its peak as they won the series against South Africa which is ranked No. 1 by ICC in ODIs.
But Mortaza’s team should not be underestimated. Bangladesh is a team which has improved a lot in recent years.
Bangladesh have the combined experience of their captain Mashrafe Mortaza, vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah.
Last 5 Completed Matches :
Scoring Pattern :
In last 5 matches played at Oval ground, First inning scores have been (1-2 denotes match won by side batting first or second)
305/2, 398/1, 247/1, 175/2, 253/1
The average 1st team total in last 5 matches is 276.
England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Adil Rashid, 9 Chris Woakes, 10 Liam Plunkett, 11 Mark Wood
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Shakib Al Hasan, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Mehedi Hasan, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
Watch Out For :
Eoin Morgan :
He is England’s captain. He is a consistent batsman and an excellent captain. He can score quick runs for the team. He is a batsman in form. He also scored impressively in their last series against South Africa.
Shakib Al Hasan:
He is a versatile player. He is number 1 all-rounder in all the 3 formats of cricket. He can take wickets as well as score useful runs for the team. Due to his presence the middle order of Bangladesh is considered to be strong.
Stats And Trivia :
* In multi-team events like the World Cup and Champions Trophy, England have lost three out of five games at The Oval.
* Mustafizur has the most wickets (43), best bowling figures (6-43), best bowling average (16.00), best strike-rate (20.7) and the most five-fors (3) among the Bangladesh bowlers who have played at least 15 ODIs since the 2015 World Cup.
* Bangladesh won their first ODI against England in 2010. Including that match at Bristol, they have won four out of their last seven meetings.