The first match of the ICC champion’s trophy will be played between England and Bangladesh on 1st June 2017 at the venue Oval London. It is bound to be a scintillating encounter as both teams look evenly matched with string of star batsmen and Bowlers. Mustafizur will be the player to watch as he can take crucial wickets during the start of the innings and cause problems for the formidable English line up. Butler along with Joe root would form the vital cog in the middle order however Bangladeshi batsmen should be able to negate the swing early on or else the match would be over before it starts.
It will be a day game and will start at 3:00 PM IST. Runners-up in last edition, England will be hoping to get off to a winning start. Bangaldesh, who have improved a lot over the years, will be positive going into the match and will want to start their campaign with a win.
The eight edition of ICC Champions Trophy will be held in England and Wales from 1-18 June. Champions Trophy is also recognised as the ‘Mini World Cup’ and features top eight ranked One-Day International (ODI) teams. The first two editions (1998 and 2000) of ICC Champions Trophy were known as ICC KnockOut Trophy.
England has had overwhelming success against Bangladesh over the past 15 years, having lost only three games out of the 16.
de that has had a stunning run in the 50-over format over the past 18 months
Match: England v Bangladesh
Group: Group A
Date: Thursday, June 1
Venue: The Oval, London
Against Bangladesh, England’s has outstanding track record, the teams’ most match at an ICC event, at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Adelaide, didn’t go well for the Eoin Morgan-led side.
James Anderson got the early breakthroughs, reducing Bangladesh to 8 for 2, but then a third-wicket stand of 86 between Soumya Sarkar (40) and Mahmudullah (103), and fifth-wicket partnership between Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim (89) score reached to 275 for 7.
England, chasing 276 in a must-win game, succumbed to the skilful bowling of Rubel Hossain, and the smart captaincy of Mashrafe Mortaza. It trapped in with brief partnerships, and looked to dominate with a solid stand between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes. But in the end, Mortaza used Taskin Ahmed to get rid of Buttler just when he was looking dangerous. From then on, Hossain took over to clean the tail up and clinch the thriller.
England would rue that loss, since it halted its progress to the next round of the tournament.
Match Predict: Bangladesh would win.