Following the conclusion of the ODI series, with Bangladesh winning the final match in Chattogram, the two teams will now face off in the first T20I of the three-match series at the same venue. The final two Twenty20 Internationals will be played in Dhaka.
The pitch conditions at Chattogram’s Zahur Chowdhury Stadium allow for an even contest between bat and ball. As a result, with an in-form Shakib leading the hosts against the World T20 champions, it promises to be an exciting game of T20 cricket.
There will be no Jason Roy or James Vince in England’s T20I squad. Ben Duckett is in the squad and the opening duo is likely to be Buttler-Salt followed by Moeen Ali or Malan.
Moeen Ali will be the most important player in England’s squad. Liton Das’ form would be of concern to Bangladesh, as he holds the key to a strong start. Shanto and Shakib are reliable middle-order batsmen for the hosts, but the rest of the team is struggling, which could make things difficult for Bangladesh.
The 1st T20I between Bangladesh vs England will take place on March 9th, 2023 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs England, 1st T20I, England tour of Bangladesh, 2023
Date: March 09, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 PM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Bangladesh will play their first T20I since November 2022, when they faced Pakistan in the final game of the T20 World Cup at the Adelaide Oval.
Bangladesh will field nearly the same team, with a few exceptions. This T20I series will be missing Soumya Sarkar, Mossaek Hossein, and Ebadot Hossein.
Nasum Ahmed, a left-arm orthodox bowler, will be in the Bangladesh squad for the T20Is and will be a key player to watch. The Chattogram pitch aids spinners, as evidenced by Shakib and Taijul’s success in the third ODI.
There are several promising bowlers in the squad, and with Shakib leading the attack, Bangladesh appears to be in good hands. However, the hosts must address some batting issues. They have consistently failed in the ODI series, and aside from Shakib and Shanto, there are no others who can be relied on right now.
Litton Das, Shanto’s opening partner, will be essential. And, while Shakib Al Hasan can play an important knock at number three, it is up to the all-rounder if these players fall. Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and wicket-keeper batsman Nurul Hasan are all capable of producing big hits.
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das (wk), Nurul Hasan (wk), Afif Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mustafizur Rahman, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Rony Talukdar, Shamim Hossain, Tanvir Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Towhid Hridoy
Possible Playing XI:
Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud
Jos Buttler will be pleased with his team’s overall performance, particularly the bowlers’ performance during the one-day series. English bowlers dominated the opposition on this ground, not allowing another partnership to develop and turn into a big score.
The batters failed to chase down a manageable total, but things will be different in the Twenty20 Internationals. England’s approach to cricket in all formats has undergone a sort of revolution in recent years. And it keeps taking them to new heights. Phil Salt, Moeen Ali, and Jos Buttler will all be important batsmen in this game.
These batters can go after the bowlers right away, giving their team an advantage in the game. With his mature approach to his innings, Dawid Malan can serve as an anchor.
Given how the pitch performed in the previous game at this venue, England will require it. Sam Curran can be a destructive batter in the lower order and play the long ball as often as England requires.
The all-rounders provide batting order depth. Curran is also skilled with the ball and is known for his ability to deliver game-changing plays. He, along with Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan, would be an excellent addition to England’s pace attack.
Jos Buttler (c & wk), Phil Salt (wk), Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Rehan Ahmed, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes
Possible Playing XI:
Jos Buttler (c & wk), Philip Salt, Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, Will Jacks, Ben Duckett, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan
Bangladesh vs England Head to Head
Bangladesh vs England Head to Head Stats in T20s
Bangladesh vs England Toss Prediction
Batting first teams have won 10 of the 20 T20 Internationals and 31 of the 61 domestic T20s played at this venue. Neither batting first nor bowling first has a clear advantage. Given the strength of both teams’ bowling attacks, the favourable conditions, and the hosts’ struggles with the bat, it would be prudent to bat first.
Bangladesh vs England Pitch Report
The first T20I will be played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium before the series moves to Dhaka. The average first innings score on this ground in T20Is is 146 runs and 168 runs in domestic T20s. A winning score for the team batting first should be around 170-175.
Before the series moves to Dhaka, the first T20I will be played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. In T20Is, the average first innings score on this ground is 146 runs, and in domestic T20s, it is 168 runs. A winning score for the team batting first should be between 170 and 175 points.
Bangladesh vs England Prediction
Bangladesh is playing a T20I for the first time in a long time. Their key batters are out of form, so they will have to rely on Shanto and Shakib for the time being. Other all-rounders have struggled with the bat, and the bowlers will be crucial to Bangladesh’s victory. England, on the other hand, has been outstanding with the bat and, with a consistent bowling attack, will be confident of winning the first T20I. England has the advantage over the hosts and will be our match prediction favourites. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
England is the favourite to beat Bangladesh at the odds of 1.40.
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Jos Buttler, the captain of the side and one of the most dangerous white-ball batsmen in the world right now, will be looking to play the anchor role and put in a big innings.