England under pressure
Bangladesh have trade chance
England v Bangladesh
Tuesday 10 October, 06.00
TV: Live on Sky Sports
England v Bangladesh World Cup team news
England are unlikely to risk Ben Stokes, who has not returned to full training as yet. The outfield at Dharamsala has been criticised for heavy sand coverage and players are being advised not to slide. Mark Wood should still play, though, despite injury fears and a caning against New Zealand in a torrid opening defeat.
Probable XI: Malan, Bairstow, Root, Brook, Buttler, Moeen, Livingstone, S Curran, Woakes, Rashid, Wood
Bangladesh are buzzing after a strong performance against Afghanistan on this ground. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, with an all-round super show, Shakib-al-Hasan and Najmul Shanto produced when it counted.
Probable XI: Tanzid, Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shanto, Shakib, Mushfiqur, Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Taskin, Shoriful, Mustafizur
England v Bangladesh World Cup pitch report
The Dharamsala pitch is tricky to call. It has been good for batting in IPL with ball flying at altitude. But it's also been sticky in ODI. Afghanistan were going great guns before Bangladesh put on their spinners. Cue collapse. England take note. A shorting of their runs if they bat first when Bangladesh make the switch (probably post powerplay) could be smart.
England v Bangladesh World Cup match odds
England are already under pressure after the nine-wicket defeat by New Zealand sent them bottom. Net run rate is already an issue. They will expect to bounce back and have been making bullish noises about 'going even harder'. Eh? They bowled like drains. That's why they lost.
Bangladesh looked canny against the Afghans and although we know they far too often produce stinkers, they should be confident given the 3-0 sweep at home against England this year. It did include seven of England's probable starters.
We can see Bangladesh being a trade from a high of 5.204/1 close to even money to panic the world champs. Add 50% of the original stake when laying and it's all good.
England v Bangladesh World Cup player bets
Jos Buttler is out to 7/18.00 for top England bat. In the last two years he has won at a rate of 26%. Sportsbook give him just a 12.5% chance. It's a bet that cannot be missed. Shakib wins at bang on a 4/15.00 chance so there's no joy at 7/24.50. Mehidy Hasan Miraz is a wrong price, though, on batting order at 7/18.00. We expect him to continue at No 3.