England Vs Bangladesh Quick Review — England continue their style of cricket as Woakes, Moeen Ali contribute.
Bangladesh lacked intent. When they had intent, they lacked shot selection. When they had decent shot selection, their running between wickets was abysmal. Defensive captaincy while bowling.
All in all, a poor performance. England have now been gifted two games in a row.
Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights
Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first.
Venue: Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Umpires: Langton Rusere & Nitin Menon
What Actually Happened
- Winner: England won by 8 wickets
- Scores: Bangladesh 124/9 – England 126/2
- Player of the Match: Jason Roy 61 (38)
- Best Figures
- Tymal Mills (4-0-27-3)
- Shoriful Islam (3.1-0-26-1), Nasum Ahmed (3-0-26-1)
- Most Runs
- Mushfiqur Rahim 29 (30)
- Jason Roy 61 (38)
Moments of The Day: Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Tymal Mills a Revelation
- Chris Woakes has been outstanding at the front. Originally not thought of as a T20 bowler, but Archer’s absence & Wood (in the squad) out with injury meant he found a spot. 4-0-12-1 meant that Bangladesh never got the start they wanted after Moeen Ali scalped the openers.
- Tymal Mills was an X-factor selection post his Hundred performance even though he was out of the side for 4-5 years. He has repaid his faith beautifully. In this game, he made sure Bangladesh do not go in with mometum.
- Jason Roy made a meal of the chase – 61 (38) with 5 fours and 3 sixes. Good innings by Dawid Malan as well – 28* (25).
Honorable Mention: Moeen Ali & Liam Livingstone combined figures 6-0-33-4. Bonus.
Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: When Will Bangladesh Improve?
Bangladesh have never won a game in the Super 8s/10s/12s of a T20 World Cup. Even Namibia have that now. Why do they never seem to improve even after 20+ years?
At UAE, this was supposed to be their year. But defensive captaincy, lack of imagination, and lack of intent will not get you very far. Now have lost 3/5 in this T20 World Cup.
My 10 reasons why they have not improved below.
T20 World Cup Points Table, Stat Alert
No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table, Highest Run Scorer, Highest Wicket Taker, Most Catches, and Most Dismissals. We will keep updating it in every article!
- Musfiqur Rahim – 135 runs (Bangladesh, 5 Matches)
- Shakib Al Hasan – 11 wickets (Bangladesh, 4 Matches)
- Calum MacLeod – 6 catches (Scotland, 5 Matches)
- Nurul Hasan, Matthew Cross (Bangladesh/Scotland) – 5 dismissals
Group 1 Table
|Points||Net Run Rate|
|1. England||2||2||0||0||4||+ 3.614|
|2. Sri Lanka||1||1||0||0||2||+ 0.583|
|3. Australia||1||1||0||0||2||+ 0.253|
|4. South Africa||2||1||1||0||2||+ 0.179|
|5. Bangladesh||2||0||2||0||0||– 1.655|
|6. West Indies||2||0||2||0||0||– 2.550|
Group 2 Table
|Points||Net Run Rate|
|1. Pakistan||2||2||0||0||4||+ 0.738|
|2. Afghanistan||1||1||0||0||2||+ 6.500|
|3. Namibia||1||0||1||0||2||+ 0.550|
|4. New Zealand||1||0||1||0||0||– 0.532|
|5. India||1||0||1||0||0||– 0.973|
|6. Scotland||2||0||0||0||2||– 3.562|
Also, if you have not yet read our T20 World Cup Previews, here is a list of all of them! Check them out and share ahead:
- A Review – Group A 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka
- B Review – Group B 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Bangladesh, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland
- 1 Review – Group 1 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies
- 2 Review – Group 2 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand
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