Published: March 5, 2010
England scored 284 for 5 wickets in 50 overs as the host won the toss and opted to field in the 3rd ODI of Bangladesh-England series in Chittagong on Friday.
England entered the match with the series secured while for the tigers the encounter is a chance to push for a consolatory win. The tigers are hoping for a positive performance ahead of the Test series, Cricinfo reports.
Both the teams will be viewing the game as valuable practice ahead of the World Cup in a year’s time, where they will meet again at the same venue.
This is the first day game of the series so the dew factor, which hindered Bangladesh a little in Mirpur, won’t be a factor in this match. The wicket at Chittagong has a reputation of assisting the spinners, which will also suit the home side.
With Ryan Sidebottom, Stuart Broad and Graham Onions all injured, Ajmal Shahzad is set to become the third England debutant in as many matches, while Liam Plunkett also comes into the team in place of James Tredwell.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Aftab Ahmed, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Shakib al Hasan (capt), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Naeem Islam, 8 Suhrawadi Shuvo, 9 Abdur Razzak, 10 Shafiul Islam, 11 Rubel Hossain
England: 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Craig Kieswetter, 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Paul Collingwood, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Matt Prior (wk), 7 Luke Wright, 8 Ajmal Shahzad, 9 Tim Bresnan, 10 Graeme Swann, 11 Liam Plunkett