Bangladesh vs England: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 1st T20I

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Match Preview

Bangladesh is now going to meet England for a 3-match T20I series at home starting in 2 days’ time.

In the ODI series, England beat Bangladesh 2-1 and are now the favorites to win the T20I series as well.

Furthermore, the world champions have been a better side since Jos Buttler was their skipper.

They won the T20 World Cup last year under Buttler’s able guidance.

On the other hand, Bangladesh is not good when it comes to T20Is.

That’s why they will look to improve their game against the Three Lions in the first game on the 9th and beat them at home as well.

However, Bangladesh does not face defeat when they are at home.

But, England’s depth in both batting and bowling proved in the ODI series that they are a force to reckon with.

Now, in the T20I series, England will look to give Bangladesh more grief when they battle it out on the 9th.

Thus, we have a great game on our hands in 2 days’ time which may also turn out to be a high-scoring one.

Match Details

Match: Bangladesh vs England, 1st T20I

Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Bangladesh

Date: 9th March 2023

Time: 2:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

The surface at Chattogram is a good one for both batters and bowlers as it is a balanced one. Teams prefer to chase at this venue. Moreover, the average first innings score at this venue is 180.

Full Squads for Bangladesh vs England, 1st T20I


Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rony Talukdar, Shamim Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das (wk), Nurul Hasan (wk), Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Tanvir Islam, Taskin Ahmed


Dawid Malan, Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett (wk), Jos Buttler (c & wk), Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Reece Topley, Rehan Ahmed

Probable Playing XI for Bangladesh vs England, 1st T20I


Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das (wk), Afif Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Nasum Ahmed


Jos Buttler (c & wk), Ben Duckett, Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Will Jacks, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Rehan Ahmed, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer

Probable Winner

From the team combinations and previous records, we can say that England will come out on top in the first T20I against Bangladesh.

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