Eoin Morgan Focused on England Returning to Winning Ways Against Bangladesh

Ross Houston
June 11, 2019

Captain Eoin Morgan is hoping for a better fielding effort as England seek to get their World Cup campaign back on track following their shocking loss to Pakistan.

The Tigers beat England at the last two World Cups, making them unsafe opponents.

Bangladesh are no pushovers but do they have the weapons with bat or ball to trouble the best sides, particularly in conditions that do not favour their slower bowlers?

Regardless of the circumstances, England will be expected to beat Bangladesh. They see an exciting team the majority of the time.

Ranked seventh in the world, Bangladesh began by upsetting South Africa. Afghanistan have already lost their first two matches and have little chance of making the semi-finals of the 10-team tournament after losing to holders Australia and Sri Lanka.

"They're a strong squad".

They now clash with Bangladesh who shocked South Africa in an earlier match.

I think England might get amongst Bangladesh top order with the two new balls and the vastly experienced Mahmudullah coming in at six gets the vote at 8/1 with BetVictor to top-score for the Tigers.

Having stepped into his shoes for that game, Mark Wood declared Plunkett was "still the main man" and it seems unlikely the Surrey seamer will sit out for a second game in a row.

Almost 200 miles up the road at Headingley, fearsome Australia paceman Dennis Lillee bowled Pakistan opener Sadiq Mohammad and captain Asif Iqbal en route to figures of five for 34 for the first five-wicket haul in one-day internationals.

The Independent's Rory Dollard said Archer "produced extreme pace without breaking sweat and forced (Jonny) Bairstow into respectful retreat - the gloveman standing closer to the boundary than the stumps". "But I took it on the chin and I'll try to do something in the days leading up to this game to get picked again".

Heading into the tournament in poor form, Pakistan then suffered a dismal seven-wicket defeat to West Indies in their opening match after being bowled out for 105. In January past year, Roy had cracked 180 - the highest-ever ODI score by an England batsman, to help England chase down 305 against Australia at Melbourne.

"I definitely do sense quite a bit of confidence", said former Zimbabwe all-rounder Flower.

Jason Roy completed his century against Bangladesh in a very unusual way.

"The wicket that we saw yesterday looked similar to the wickets that have been played on here previously".

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