Champions Trophy Cric Players

England opt to bowl in the first outing

England team: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood and  Jake Ball

Bangladesh team: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman and  Rubel Hossain

Morgan chose to field first after winning the toss. Unfortunately for England, Chris Woakes walked out injured after bowling two overs. This is a blow to the England team. It seems that Chris Woakes may not play in the rest of the tournament.

Bangladesh batting

Bangladesh started off quite decently with the opening pair putting in 56 runs when Soumya Sarkar was caught by Bairstow. Stokes was the bowler. The second wicket of Imrul Kayes fell at 95 when his individual score was 19. He was caught by Mark Wood on the bowling of Plunkett. Thereafter Bangladesh seemed to pull away with Mushfiqur Rahim scoring at a brisk pace while the opener Tamim Iqbal batting sedately at the other end.  At the end of thirty overs, Bangladesh was 159/2, well on its way to making over 300 runs.

In the end, after fifty overs Bangladesh managed to score 305 for 6 – a not-here-nor-there kind of score if you know that teams have always managed to get well over this in warmup matches. Tamim Iqbal scored 128 runs before getting caught by  Jos Buttler on the bowling of  Liam Plunket.

Now let’s see how Bangladesh defends this total.   It’s going to be an interesting second half.


England opt to bowl in the first outing
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