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Ben Stokes picked up the player of the match award for his all-round performance in the first Test against BangladeshGetty

Bangladesh host England in the second Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on 28 October (Friday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 4.30am BST. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

Hosts Bangladesh put on an impressive performance in the first Test at Chittagong but it was not enough as England held on to pull off a 22-run victory to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Bangladesh were actually in control most of the time but could not make it count as the propensity of their batsmen to go for big shots hurt them.

Though there were contributions from a number of players, the performances of debutant spinner Mehedi Miraz and Shakib Al Hasan stood out, with Miraz taking six for 80 in the first innings while Shakib took seven wickets with and scored 55.

Star batsman Tamim Iqbal has asked the team not be happy having come close to victory while skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has claimed that they should take the loss as a learning experience.
Mosaddek Hossain and Subashis Roy have received maiden call-ups to the Bangladesh squad while Shafiul Islam has been rested.

England owed their victory at Chittagong to Ben Stokes with the all-rounder scoring 103 and taking six crucial wickets including two off successive deliveries during Bangladesh's second innings when they required just 22 to win.

The Three Lions, who have a gruelling tour of India coming up, are toying with the idea of making changes to the squad. Left-arm spinner Zafar Ansari might make his debut in place of Adil Rashid and Steve Finn is set to be recalled in place of Stuart Broad who will have to wait until the India tour to play his 100th Test.

Coach Trevor Bayliss has indicated that he is keen to stick with the same batting line-up for the Dhaka Test which gives Ben Duckett another opportunity to seal his place as Alastair Cook's partner for the tour of India.

Prediction

England to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Bangladesh to win: 9/2
  • Draw: 21/10
  • England to win: 8/11

Team News

Bangladesh

Possible XI: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi.

England

Possible XI: Alastair Cook (c), Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Johnny Bairstow (c), Chris Woakes, Zafar Ansari, Steve Finn, Gareth Batty.