Bangladesh will take on England in the 1st T20I of the England Tour of Bangladesh on Thursday (March 9) at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Both these teams went on ahead against each other in the recently concluded ODI series of the England Tour of Bangladesh. England emerged victorious after the end of the series 2-1. Keeping the momentum in mind, England seem to be the favourites to win this match and series as well.
Bangladesh vs England, 1st T20I
England tour of Bangladesh, 9 Mar 2023, Thur, 2:30 PM IST, Chattogram
The pitch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram has balanced conditions for bowlers as well as batters. Pacers have fun bowling here due to the double-paced nature of the wicket. They will enjoy good swing and bounce and could trouble the batters. Batters can look to play their shots once they are settled. Teams prefer to chase the total here with the average first innings score being 129.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Towhid Hridoy, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan(C), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
BENCH : Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud
HC Brook, DJ Malan, MM Ali, SM Curran, Jos Buttler(C), PD Salt, Jofra Archer, AU Rashid, RJW Topley, Mark Wood, CJ Jordan
BENCH : BM Duckett, JJ Roy, DJ Willey, Chris Woakes, OP Stone, JM Vince, WG Jacks, S Mahmood, Rehan Ahmed