Cricket World Cup 2019, England vs Bangladesh: England Probable Playing XI, Bangladesh Probable Playing XI

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There is something against winning the toss and batting first at Cardiff – the teams winning the toss and opting to bat first have never won here. This has happened on six occasions. Teams opting to field first have won nine and lost seven of their matches. It's a tricky venue for captains, and the pitch and conditions aren't often well interpreted. Losing the toss has its advantages here as captains have won 13 and lost nine matches when the luck of the coin hasn’t gone their way.

However Jonny Bairstow, who is still to showcase his batting prowess in the marquee tournament, might be monitored closely.
In the bowling department, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are a certainty in the line-up.
But Morgan might look to pick either Liam Plunkett or Mark Wood as his third seamer. The England skipper has been more impressed of Wood's pace and depending upon the pitch he might take a call between the two.
Mashrafe Mortaza, on the other hand, opted for the same XI in Bangladesh's inaugural matches.
But experienced Tamim Iqbal's form will be matter of concern for his side.
As far as bowling is concerned, Mortaza might give a game to Rubel Hossain, in place of the young and talented Mohammad Saifuddin.
Probabale XI:
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Adil Rashid, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain
Squads:
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, James Vince, Liam Dawson
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (w), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed

England vs Bangladesh: ODI Records at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

The Team Scores

The team batting first has had considerably less success compared to the team fielding first. This is in sync with the toss factor at the ground. It's always better chasing at Sophia Gardens and this is evident from the fact that chasing sides have averaged 35.6 with the bat compared to 28.45 when sides have batted first. The run rate is also higher at 5.46 when chasing as against 5.23 when batting first.
The 2010s is the worst decade for batting here. The avegage at the venue since 2010 is 30.58 while in the 1990s and 2000s it was 32.48 and 34.79 respectively. The run rate, though, is considerably higher in 2010s at 5.55 as against 4.76 in 2000s.

Venue Details

The batting average at the venue overall is 29.4 and the strike rate is 82.9. There have been eight hundreds and 66 half-centuries recorded in the format at the venue. The bowling average is around the 33 mark and there have been 14 four-plus wicket hauls.
300 has been breached 10 times here with England's 342 against Australia in 2018 being the highest total. India's 331 against South Africa in the Champions Trophy 2013 comes next. 300, though, has been chased only once here with Pakistan defeating England in 2016.
Jos Buttler has the most runs at the venue (307 with four half-centuries) with Joe Root (276) and Jason Roy (254) following him. Liam Plunkett with 11 wickets is the most successful bowler. The highest score was recorded by Shaun Marsh in 2018 when he made 131 vs England. Ravindra Jadeja's 4/28 against England in 2014 are the best bowling figures here.

Team Record

England have a good record at the venue with seven wins in 13 matches with three other games washed out. They have only lost thrice at Cardiff. But that's not to say Bangladesh have reasons to worry. They have won both the ODIs they have played at the venue and both have come in run chases. They famously beat Australia in 2005 while chasing and then beat New Zealand in the 2017 Champions Trophy quarter final, yet again while chasing.

Last Game

World Cup 2019 has seen two matches at the venue with Sri Lanka beating Afghanistan by 34 runs in the last game here. In the other match, New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets after bowling them out for 136. England vs Bangladesh will be the third World Cup 2019 match at Cardiff Cricket Ground.

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