England, one of the favorites for the Champions Trophy starts their campaign against no longer minnows, Bangladesh. Teams have ticked their all boxes and are set to battle for top two spots in their respective group. England are well balanced side with power packed batting, quality all-rounders and strong pace attack. On the other hand, Bangladesh are not far behind, they are most improved team over last few years.
England have good combination of power-hitters and men who can compose inning if required at certain stage. Likes of Jason Roy and Alex Hales have got the ability to destroy any bowling line-up. Despite, Jony Bairstow good perfomance in last game and streak of failures for Jason Roy still later is expected to retain his spot in playing eleven. Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler forms formidable middle order.
Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali will be key to English side, former had good series against South Africa recently while later also contributed with bat and ball. Moeen Ali will hold tight spin department along with Adil Rashid. Host have one of the strong pace-attack comprising Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, David Willey, Liam Plunkett and Steven Finn.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh are now a tough side to beat. They have got plenty of players who knows to handle pressure situation. Tamim Iqbal, left-hand opener has much experience of white-ball cricket who needs to give his team good start. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim have shown lots of determination and succeeded on most occassion whenever he got chance in the middle. Shabbir Rahman at No 3 holds lots of responsibility on English pitches.
As far as fast bowling are concern they have Rubel Hossain who is in good form and he is expected to keep his place in playing eleven. The Fizz, skipper himself forms a good pace-attack. Taskin Ahmed who didn’t feature in first warm-up and didn’t had great game against India is expected sit out.