England Tour of Bangladesh 2023: Bangladesh vs England – 1st ODI Preview and Updates

World champions England have struggled in the format recently, losing three of their last four ODI series. Jos Buttler will now captain the team on their limited-overs tour of Bangladesh, which kicks off on March 1st at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. England will be missing a few key players, but they will be confident of their chances given their excellent ODI record against the hosts. This series will also give them one last chance to practise in subcontinent conditions before the ODI World Cup in India later this year.

The 1st ODI between Bangladesh vs England will take place on March 1st, 2023 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

Match Details to Note

Match: Bangladesh vs England, 1st ODI, England Tour of Bangladesh 2023

Date: March 01, 2023 (Wednesday)                                           

Time: 2:00 PM IST

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Bangladesh vs England

Bangladesh vs England

Bangladesh (Match Odds – 2.75):


Bangladesh is a force to be reckoned with in all formats at home. They have won their last seven home One-Day International (ODI) series, including one against India in December of last year. Given their opponent’s recent ODI form, the Tigers will undoubtedly believe they can defeat the world champions in their own backyard.

Tamim Iqbal has returned to the team after missing the series against India due to injury. The seasoned opener is Bangladesh’s most prolific batter, having scored over 8000 runs in ODIs at a strike rate of 37. He is also Bangladesh’s leading ODI run-scorer against England, with 488 runs in 14 innings at an average of 34.85. Litton Das is Bangladesh’s best player. In 2022, he scored 577 runs at an average of 52.45 in 13 ODIs.

Shakib Al Hasan, the all-rounder, will be an important part of this team again, both with the bat and with the ball, and his form will be critical for the team’s chances in this series. Mushfiqur Rahim averages 44 in 50-over cricket against England, with 485 runs in 12 games.

Bangladesh will rely on the vastly improved Taskin Ahmed and the ever-dependable Mustafizur Rahman to take the wickets up front. Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s off-breaks, along with Shakib’s guile, will be useful on this surface during the middle overs.

Full Squad:

Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mahmud Ullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Taijul Islam, Towhid Hridoy

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Players to watch out for:

Tamim Iqbal

The Bangladeshi captain has a wealth of experience and is by far one of the most consistent batsmen in Bangladesh cricket history. He averaged 48.5 in his last 10 ODI innings, owing to his aggressive style of play at the top of the order. Furthermore, he has the highest score of 158 and a healthy strike rate of just under 80, making him one of the most confident batsmen to face as a bowler.

Liton Das

Bangladesh’s wicket-keeper batsman is in the best shape of his life. In just one year, he ran over 400 times at an average of over 48. Das is a force to be reckoned with, with a lethal strike rate of over 85 and 5 ODI centuries already to his name.

Mehidy Hasan

The 25-year-old began his career as a lower-order spin bowling all-rounder in 2016, but has since matured into a fully matured cricketer. He has a knack for taking wickets and has already amassed five four-wicket hauls. He has also bailed his team out of trouble with the bat on numerous occasions. His heroics with the bat at the bottom of the order against India helped Bangladesh easily win the series.

Possible Playing XI:

Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain

England (Match Odds – 1.45):


England has lost eight of their last eleven One-Day Internationals (ODIs). They’re missing a lot of their format regulars for this series. Because of their PSL commitments, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, and Liam Dawson have opted out of the tour. Meanwhile, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone are out with injuries. The world champions, on the other hand, have plenty of depth in their squad.

The tourists’ key player will be captain Jos Buttler, who has 382 runs in his last nine matches at an average of 54.57. He’s in great shape and will enjoy batting on these pitches. Another batter to keep an eye on is Dawid Malan (325 runs in the last six matches at an average of 54.16). Jason Roy is dangerous, and if he gets going on this pitch, he will quickly take the game away.

Keep an eye out for Phil Salt as well. The daring young batsman has had an exciting start to his career, averaging 45 in ODIs with a strike rate of 132.24.

The series will also put Jofra Archer to the test. The fast bowler recently returned to cricket after a lengthy injury layoff and recorded career-best figures of 6-40 against South Africa on February 1st in Kimberley. Bangladesh’s batters will also have to be wary of Mark Wood and Sam Curran, both of whom are in good form.

Full Squad:

Jos Buttler, Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

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Players to watch out for:

Jos Buttler

Buttler has a fantastic batting average of over 70 in the last calendar year. He had some very high-scoring knocks in last year’s T20 World Cup in Australia, which helped them win. Furthermore, despite his team losing badly to the Proteas, he emerged as the highest run scorer in the England tour of South Africa 2023 ODI series and was named player of the series.

Dawid Malan

Malan has emerged as one of England’s most dependable batters in modern cricket. His ODI batting figures are nothing short of spectacular, with a career-high 134 and a lethal batting average and strike rate of 53 and 97, respectively. When he gets going, the bowlers usually have a difficult time stopping him.

Jason Roy

Roy has been one of the Pomps’ leading run scorers in the last year. In only 14 innings, he has scored 458 runs at a healthy average of 35.23. He hits the ball well, as his strike rate in both T20I and ODI cricket is well above 100. So far, he has a career-best score of 180, 11 ODI centuries, and a batting average of just under 40. With such numbers, bowlers who want to face him will almost certainly go the distance if they don’t get it right early on.

Possible Playing XI:

Jos Buttler (c and wk), Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Dawid Malan, Phil Salt, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Bangladesh vs England Top Team Batsmen

Our top batting picks for Bangladesh are Litton Das, Mahmudullah, and Tamim Iqbal. With their experience, the trio has a combined batting average of more than 45 in the last year.

Our top batting picks for England are Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, and Jason Roy. In white-ball cricket, they have been England’s most dynamic batters. The trio has a combined batting average of over 35 in the last year alone, and they have extensive experience in both franchise and international cricket.

Bangladesh vs England Top Team Bowlers

Our top bowling picks from the Bangladesh squad are Shakib ALHasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Ebadot Hossain. Mehidy and Shakib are both good with the bat and the ball, and they know how to limit the flow of runs when they don’t get wickets. The pair has a combined bowling average of less than 25 and has taken 36 wickets in the last year. Ebadot has emerged as one of Bangladesh’s most impressive quick bowlers in recent times, taking 11 wickets in his last four matches at a staggering bowling average of around 19.

Without a doubt, our favourite bowling picks from the England dugout are Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, and Reece Topley. Archer has hit the ground running since his injury, with figures of 6/40 completely deflating South Africa’s hopes of whitewashing England at home. Rashid became England’s leading wicket-taker last year, with 16 wickets at an average of just over 33. Topley has also looked sharp, taking 13 wickets in just nine games for a very healthy bowling average of just under 26.

Bangladesh vs England Head to Head

In terms of one-day internationals, Bangladesh and England have met 21 times, with Bangladesh winning only four times and losing 17 times, for a very low winning percentage of 19.05 against England.

Bangladesh vs England Head to Head Stats in ODIs

  Matches Played BAN Won ENG Won Tie NR
Overall 21 4 17 0 0
Last 5 5 1 4 0 0

Bangladesh vs England Toss Prediction

The pitch will be fresh and hard for the first match of the series. The team that wins the toss will bat first.

Bangladesh vs England Pitch Report

Batting first at Shere Bangla National Stadium yields an average score of 235. In the second inning, the score is 201. India has the highest total at the venue, 370-5. In 84 ODIs, totals ranging from 250 to 299 have been achieved 42 times. The team batting first should aim for a total of 270-285 runs.

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The pitch at Dhaka’s Shere Bangla National Stadium is traditionally a good surface for batting. The ball does seam around at first, but batters will have a chance to score once the first few overs are completed. The pitch here is a spinner’s dream, with the ball gripping and turning frequently. Spin bowlers will thus play an important role, especially as the pitch slows down.

The weather in Dhaka will be hot in the afternoon but cool down in the second half of the match.

Bangladesh vs England Prediction

In one-day internationals, England leads Bangladesh 17-4. Furthermore, they have beaten Bangladesh four times in their last five meetings. Another point worth noting is that England has played four ODIs against Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, winning three of them. Having said that, the Tigers have been excellent in 50-over cricket in recent times and will not be taken lightly at home. Their incredible batting depth, in particular, could pose a challenge for the visitors. England may have lost a number of One-Day Internationals recently, but they haven’t appeared out of sorts. Despite their lack of resources, their all-around balance gives them an advantage against the home team. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

England is the favourite to beat Bangladesh at the odds of 1.45.

Bangladesh vs England Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Jos Buttler has an excellent ODI batting average of over 54 and is one of England’s most flawless 360-degree players in white ball cricket. He is our favourite to score the most runs for England in this match.

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