ENG vs BAN Match Prediction - Who will win today's cricket match?

T20 World Cup 2021: Match 20, England vs Bangladesh Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Both teams had contrasting fortunes in their respective opening matches of the Super 12.

England cricket team
England cricket team. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Preview

England and Bangladesh are set to cross swords in Match No.20 of the T20 World Cup on Wednesday, October 27 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The Three Lions, led by Eoin Morgan, made a thunderous start to their campaign after beating the West Indies by six wickets in Dubai.

They bowled the Caribbean team out for 55 after which the batters chased the target down in 8.2 overs. The Tigers, on the other hand, lost to Sri Lanka by five on Sunday in Sharjah. Their batters did an excellent job, helping the team score 171 for four, but their bowling unit flattered to deceive.

Match Details

Match – England vs Bangladesh – Match 20

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Time – 03:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

The pitch in Abu Dhabi was a tough one to bat when South Africa and Australia locked horns on Saturday. Batting wasn’t an easy task on the surface. The batters need to get their eyes in before going for shots. Chasing should remain the way forward.

Average score: 141 (53 T20Is in Abu Dhabi)

Record of Chasing teams: Won – 29, Lost – 24, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs

England

Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills

Bench: Mark Wood, David Willey, Sam Billings, Tom Curran

Bangladesh

Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed , Mustafizur Rahman

Bench: Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Shamim Hossain, Soumya Sarkar

Head-to-head

England and Bangladesh are yet to face each other in T20Is.

Probable best batter of the match

Jos Buttler (England)

Jos Buttler has been a brute force for England in limited-overs cricket at the top of the order for quite a few years. He scored a magnificent half-century in one of the warm-up matches. Even against the West Indies, he smashed three fours on his way to a score in the 20s. The Bangladesh bowlers can’t afford to let him settle into a rhythm.

Probable best bowler of the match

Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

Shakib Al Hasan has been in stupendous form with the ball in hand in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup. The Magura-born cricketer is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament, having picked up 11 wickets from four matches. He also got two wickets against Lanka, but his efforts went in vain. Shakib can’t afford to drop his guard if Bangladesh wants to make a comeback.

Today’s match prediction: England to win the match.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.