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In match 12 of ICC World Cup 2019, England will take on Bangladesh, the team that brought an end to their 2015 campaign, as they look to recover from the loss against Pakistan in their second match of the tournament at Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff. England, touted as favourites for the ongoing World Cup, suffered a 14-run loss to Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Monday. Chasing 349, England suffered early jolts but Joe Root and Jos Buttler kept them in the hunt with brilliant centuries but Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir ensured Pakistan’s victory with their precision bowling.Check ICC Cicket World Cup Points Table Here

England reached the semi-finals of the very first World Cup in 1975 but lost to Australia. Batting first, the team managed to set a paltry target of 94 runs, which Australia chased without breaking a sweat. In the 1979 World Cup, they played the final but lost against West Indies by 92 runs. England hosted the World Cup in 1983 and reached the semi-finals, but their form remained poor; they suffered defeats against New Zealand, Pakistan and the West Indies. In 1987, England reached the final, but lost by seven runs against Australia. They finished as runners-up for a second consecutive time in the 1992 World Cup and suffered an early exit in the 1999 World Cup. The early exit in 1999 World Cup led to the ECB taking over from the MCC as the governing body of England and the implementation of central contracts. The year 1992 had previously seen Scotland severing their ties with the England and Wales team, and beginning to compete as the Scotland national team. Nasser Hussain was appointed the English captain in 1999 but the team continued to struggle. By 2003, having endured another Ashes drubbing as well as another first-round exit from the World Cup, Hussain resigned as captain. In the 2007 Cricket World Cup, England lost to most Test-playing nations they faced, managing to beat only the West Indies and Bangladesh. In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, despite beating South Africa and tying with eventual winners India, England suffered shock losses to Ireland and Bangladesh before losing in the quarter-finals to Sri Lanka. And in the 2015 World Cup, they failed to advance from the group stage.


England lost their first home series 1-0 in 1882, an event that gave birth to The Ashes series, the oldest known rivalry in cricket. The start of the 20th century saw mixed results for England as they lost four of the eight Ashes between 1900 and 1914. England suffered their first whitewash after World War I in the 1920-21 season against Australia. They endured a humiliation against Don Bradman’s invincible Australian team in the 1948 Ashes series, which proved to be Bradman’s final Ashes. From 1950-60, England’s form continued to impress, with several crucial victories: England did not lose a series between their 1950-51 and 1958-59 tours of Australia. In 1959, England inflicted their only 5-0 whitewash against India. The early and mid-1960s were a poor period for English cricket. Despite England’s strength on paper, Australia held the Ashes and the West Indies dominated England in the early part of the decade. However, from 1968 to 1971, they played 27 consecutive Test matches without a defeat, winning 9 and drawing 18 matches. During this period, they beat New Zealand, India, the West Indies and Pakistan, and regained the Ashes from Australia in 1970-71. The 1970s was a mixed bag for the England team. The early 70s saw the side dominating world cricket, winning the Ashes away in 1971, and then retaining it at home in 1972. The mid-1970s were quite turbulent. Michael Vaughan took over and England won five consecutive Test series prior to facing Australia in the 2005 Ashes series. In June 2005, England played their first ever T20 international match, defeating Australia by 100 runs. Later that year, England defeated Australia 2-1 in a thrilling series to regain the Ashes for the first time in 16 years. Following the 2005 Ashes win, the team suffered from a spate of serious injuries to key players like Vaughan, Andrew Flintoff, Ashley Giles and Simon Jones. In the home Test series victory against Pakistan in July and August 2006, several promising new players emerged. Most notable were the left-arm orthodox spin bowler Monty Panesar, the first Sikh to play Test cricket for England, and left-handed opening batsman Alastair Cook. England won their first ever ICC world championship, the 2010 World Twenty20, with a seven-wicket win against Australia in Barbados. The following winter in the 2010-11 Ashes, they thrashed Australia 3-1 to retain the urn and record their first series win in Australia for 24 years. 

In today‚Äôs match of ICC cricket world cup 2019 (CWC), Bangladesh cricket team led by Mashrafe Mortaza stunned South Africa cricket team by 21 runs at the Kennington Oval in London to start their World Cup with a win. South Africa, on the other hand, had now lost both their matches and need to rejig their playing 11 ahead of their 3rd match against India at Southampton. Earlier, Bangladesh posted their highest one-day international score as ferocious hitting from Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan took them to 330 for six against South Africa in World Cup match at the Kennington Oval in London. Mushfiqur made 78 from 80 balls and Shakib’s 75 came from 84 balls as the pair combined in a 142-run partnership. That was Bangladesh’s highest World Cup stand and set the stage to beat their previous highest ODI total of 329 for six against Pakistan in 2015. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and fielded, but his decision backfired badly as Bangladesh put his lethargic bowling attack to the sword. Head to head, South Africa have an advantage as they won 17 out of 20 matches.


For Bangladesh, the bowlers have been in fine form but the batsmen are yet to shine. Bangladesh, who stunned South Africa in their tournament opener, failed to continue the same show and lost to New Zealand in their previous fixture. The bowlers were able to restrict New Zealand up to an extent but they did not have enough runs to defend.

At Cardiff, the pacers are likely to get help with conditions in their favour and if that happens, England are likely to reap the maximum benefits.


England are likely to retain Mark Wood and he can be extremely effective in early overs along with Jofra Archer. All eyes will be on England’s batsmen as they would look to get back to scoring ways.

Overall, England will go as the favourites but Bangladesh hold enough talent to stun any opposition.

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will expect his openers and the middle-order batsmen to shoulder some responsibility alongside Shakib Al Hasan, who has been in prime form and set a decent total against the famed England batting line-up which is capable of posting as well as chasing any given target.

In head to head clash, Bangladesh are ahead of England by a margin of 2-1


Bangladesh have in fact won both of the last two World Cup encounters between the two sides, including the famous win in 2015, when they sent England packing from the league stage of the World Cup.

World Cup head to head: England vs Bangladesh

Matches: 3, England won: 1, Bangladesh won: 2

Bangladesh had also won against England in the 2011 World Cup and England have to go as far back as 2007 to show a World Cup win against the vastly underrated Bangladesh.

England vs Bangladesh playing 11 prediction

England Playing 11: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid

Bangladesh playing 11: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.

ICC World Cup 2019, Match 12: England vs Bangladesh Live streaming details

Date and Day: June 8, 2019, Saturday.

Place: Cardiff Wales Stadium, Wales

Time: 3:00 pm IST, 10:30 am local time

The World Cup 2019 England vs Bangladesh match live streaming will be available on Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 with English Commentary and Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD with Hindi Commentary. The live streaming of the World Cup 2019 England vs Bangladesh match will be available on Hotstar.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfior Rahim, Muhmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohmmad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hussain, Mohmmad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.

England:  Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Mark Wood, Joe Denly, Alex Hales.

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