Bangladesh host England in the third One Day International (ODI) at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday (12 October). The three-match ODI series is tied at 1-1.
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The match starts at 9.30am BST. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.
Hosts Bangladesh showed how much they have improved over the years putting on an impressive performance as they beat England in the second ODI by 34-runs on 9 October to level the three match series 1-1.
Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza led from the front with both the bat and ball, first scoring crucial 44 runs off 29 balls, and then picking up four wickets giving away just 29 runs. This was the first time in nine years that Mortaza has scored over 40 in an ODI and eight years since he last picked up four wickets in an innings.
The skipper was ably supported by batsman Mahmudullah, who scored 75 runs off 88 balls, which helped his team win the game. Though the match was marred by on-field altercations between Jos Buttler and then Ben Stokes, Bangladesh were deserving winners and come into the third game high on confidence. The hosts are expected to play the same XI that took the field on Sunday.
Meanwhile, visitors England put on a disappointing performance since their ODI resurgence and were poor especially with the bat. While their bowlers did well to restrict the hosts to 238, but the batsmen let them down as the Three Lions folded up for just 204 runs, falling short of the target by 34 runs.
Barring skipper Jos Buttler and to an extent Johnny Bairstow, none of the batsmen got going which did not help their cause. However, the run-in between Buttler and Stokes with the Bangladeshi players got some support from coach Trevor Bayliss, who stated that his players would not back down from any challenges thrown their way.
The poor form of James Vince would be a concern though England might just give the misfiring opener another chance to prove himself on the international stage.
England to win
Betting odds (betfair)
- Bangladesh to win: 13/8
- England to win: 1/2
Possible XI: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mosaddek Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Taskin Ahmed.
Possible XI: Jason Roy, James Vince, Ben Duckett, Johnny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball.