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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Probable XI for the opening clash between England and Bangladesh

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The ICC Champions Trophy will kick start on 1st June with the clash between England and Bangladesh being the first fixture of the mega event which will be played at the Kennington Oval in London. While the hosts England have just wrapped up the 3 match ODI series with South Africa winning it by 2-1, the other participating sides have been playing their respective warm-up matches and adapting to the English conditions.

England won the first two matches of the ODI series which served as an ideal platform to test their combinations before the Champions Trophy. However, they lost the last match after their top order collapsed to 20/5 before Bairstow and Willey propelled them to a score of 153 in 31.1 overs. South Africa easily chased down the target. Most of the English players have been in great touch and they present a strong case to clinch the title as they will be playing in the home conditions.

Also Read: ICC Champions Trophy 2017: England vs Bangladesh – Key Players

 

Chris Woakes shakes hands

 

Bangladesh, on the other hand, played their two warm-up matches against Pakistan and India respectively and lost both of them. They had put up a massive score of 341 but still lost to Pakistan in a thriller while they were crushed by India by 240 runs in their second warm-up match.

 

We take a look at the probable XI of both the sides:

EnglandBangladesh
Jason RoyTamim Iqbal
Alex HalesSoumya Sarkar
Joe RootImrul Kayes
Eoin Morgan (c)Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)
Ben StokesShakib Al Hasan
Jos Buttler(wk)Mahmudullah
Moeen AliMosaddek Hossain Saikat
Adil RashidMehedi Hasan
Liam PlunkettMashrafe Mortaza(c)
Mark WoodMustafizur Rahman
Jake BallTaskin Ahmed

 

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