ENG vs BD Highlights Wednesday, 27-10-2021. 20th Match, Group 1, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup England vs Bangladesh, from Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Bangladesh win the toss and decided to bat first.
Mahmudullah: “it looks a good wicket to bat on, want to put a total on the board”. Shoriful Islam is back for Bangladesh, who have also picked three spinners.
Eoin Morgan, as ever, is happy to chase. Morgan says: “Played here a lot at the IPL, wicket looks as good as it had been. New game, a different challenge, and a new ground as well.” England are unchanged, so no Mark Wood and Dawid Malan (ICC No. 1 batter) keeps his place
England team: 1 Mohammad Naim, 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Afif Hossain, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Nasum Ahmed, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
Bangladesh team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Eoin Morgan, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Tymal Mills.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Umpires – Langton Rusere, Nitin Menon
TV Umpire – Rod Tucker
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match number – T20I no. 1369 – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 20th Match
Post Match Presentation
Jason Roy is named Player of the Match after making 61 off 38 in his 50th T20I: “Very special match for us, we had to back up our last performance and came out firing with the ball. A lot of credit to our bowlers again. [Game changed over years?] You grow up a tiny bit, at the start of my career, it was sporadic T20s here and there, nice to get into more of a routine now.
Want to get off to as good a start as possible, but these pitches can be quite hard to do so. Today I hit a few gaps but it’s definitely a case of keeping wickets in hand and then powering through the back end. [Facing spin] It’s a part of my game that’s improved a lot, today was a big test, so I had to use all the skills I’ve learned.”
Mahmudullah: “Definitely, we were disappointed with the batting, it was a good wicket but we didn’t start well and didn’t have any partnerships in the middle either. We’ve been lacking a good start, on these wickets it gets difficult later on. We are more skilled hitters than power hitters, we don’t want to change that because we believe we can post good totals. We need to reassess and come up with a good plan.”
“The bowlers have started the tournament exceptionally well. They’ve adapted really well again today, very disciplined and backed up with good catching and ground fielding. It’s a huge compliment to how far our white-ball cricket, in general, has come along. A lot of players were involved in the 2019 World Cup success and that’s lent itself to T20 cricket as well. [Roy] It’s nice for him and Dawid to get some time at the wicket. The way Jason plays is so imposing, makes it difficult to set fields, so great to see him in good touch.”