England is gearing up to face Bangladesh in Match 7 of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 on Tuesday, October 10 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharmshala. England is coming off a tough loss against New Zealand in their tournament opener and will be determined to bounce back in this contest.
On the other hand, Bangladesh started their World Cup campaign with a convincing victory over Afghanistan at the same venue. They will be brimming with confidence and aiming to continue their winning streak. Head-to-Head, England has an upper hand over Bangladesh in ODI matches. They have won 19 matches, while Bangladesh has emerged as winners on five occasions. As these two teams clash, the fans can expect an exciting contest. On that note, let’s take a look at key player battles for the match.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Player Battles to watch out for ENG vs BAN game
Jos Buttler vs Taskin Ahmed
England skipper Jos Buttler is the backbone of their batting attack in the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. He will be up against Bangladesh bowler Taskin Ahmed in their upcoming match. The pacer has dismissed Buttler thrice in six matches. However, the swashbuckling batter has also taken on Taskin, slamming six boundaries and a six against him in previous matches. He has a strike rate of 130.8 against the pacer. This is one of the most interesting matchups to watch out for.
Mahmudullah vs Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid is England’s premier spinner at the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. He will hold the key for them in the upcoming match against Bangladesh, as he has a good record against them. Adil has a terrific record against Bangladesh batter Mahmudullah, having dismissed him five times in ODI cricket, at an average of 18.4. Mahmudullah has not been in great form.
Litton Das vs Sam Curran
Litton Das has to be wary of England all-rounder Sam Curran in the upcoming ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. He has got out twice against the pacer in four deliveries, without conceding a single run in One-Day cricket. He hasn’t been in the best of forms this year, averaging 23.40 in 18 matches, scoring three fifties.