England tour of Bangladesh 2023, 1st ODI: BAN vs ENG | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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England's limited-overs squad faces Bangladesh a day after their Test team got beaten by New Zealand by the barest of just a 1-run margin in Wellington. The first three-match one-day international series begins on Wednesday, March 01, 2023, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The game is scheduled at 11.30 AM (IST) and 12.00 PM (local time). In addition, the English side will also participate in a three-match T20 international series starting on March 09.

The home side scripted a memorable series victory against India in December last year. They defeated the mighty Indians by a margin of 2-1 (3) on the back of some solid performances from all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Despite regular skipper Tamim Iqbal missing the series, Litton Das led the side well to beat a strong India unit.

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On the other hand, the 2019 WC and 2022 T20 WC Champions suffered a series loss against South Africa in South Africa last month. Jos Buttler and his men lost the opening two encounters in Bloemfontein before winning Kimberly's third and dead-rubber clash. Both sides will be looking to kick start their respective preparations for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in India in October this year.

Before the game starts, let us look at some of the important stats, best player picks and the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match.

Ground Stats: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka

Numbers at the ground (Overall ODI Cricket)

Total Matches: 115
Matches won batting first: 54
Matches won batting second: 60
No Result: 1

Average score batting first: 226
Average score batting second: 198

Average runs per over: 4.84
Average runs per wicket: 28.23

BAN vs ENG, 1st ODI: Head-to-Head

Asian side Bangladesh and World Champions England have clashed against each other 21 times in the history of ODIs, with England dominating the fixtures with 17 victories compared to Bangladesh's four.

Head-to-Head (Overall ODIs)

Total Matches: 21
Bangladesh won: 4
England won: 17

Head-to-Head (Last 10 Matches)

Bangladesh won: 4
England won: 6

BAN vs ENG, 1st ODI: Probable Playing XIs

Bangladesh Team News

Regular skipper Tamim Iqbal is back and will slot in straightaway in the place of Anamul Haque.

Bangladesh Probable Playing XI

Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, and Mustafizur Rahman.

England Team News

England could go with both lethal pacers, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood. Reece Topley is also an option, while young leggie Rehan Ahmed is also in contention.

England Probable Playing XI

Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, James Vince/Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, and Mark Wood.

BAN vs ENG, 1st ODI: Top Five Picks

  1. Tamim Iqbal (BAN): Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal missed the India series in December but is back now with the dual duty of leading the side and opening the innings. He is the leading run-getter for his country in ODIs with 8074 runs, including 14 tons and 55 fifties.
  2. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN): Experience campaigner and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is the second-highest run-scorer for Bangladesh after Tamim in ODI cricket with 6835 runs. He took the joint-most wickets (9) in the India series and is always a safe and reliable option, especially in home conditions. 
  3. Mustafizur Rahman (BAN): Left-arm fast-medium bowler Mustafizur Rahman had a quiet series against India with just two wickets in 3 innings. The seamer will look to come back stronger against England, as he also has a good track record of 60 wickets in 33 ODIs at an average of just 17.90 on home soil.
  4. Jos Buttler (ENG): England captain Jos Buttler enjoyed an exceptional South Africa series last month in which he ended up as the leading run-getter with 261 runs in 3 innings. He smashed one century and one half-century and hopes to continue doing that in Bangladesh.
  5. Jofra Archer (ENG): After going for 1/81 in the opening game against the Proteas, pacer Jofra Archer sat out for the second encounter. But he got picked for the third and final ODI, in which he delivered a solid spell of 6/40 and ended the series as the highest wicket-taker. So the tall seamer is a worthy pick for this fixture.

BAN vs ENG, 1st ODI: Must picks for the match


  1. Tamim Iqbal
  2. Shakib Al Hasan
  3. Mustafizur Rahman


  1. Jos Buttler
  2. Jofra Archer
  3. Dawid Malan

BAN vs ENG, 1st ODI: Risky Picks

Bangladesh: Afif Hossain, Towhid Hridoy

England: Jason Roy, Sam Curran

BAN vs ENG, 1st ODI: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Tamim Iqbal (BAN)
  2. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)
  3. Jos Buttler (ENG)

BAN vs ENG, 1st ODI: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Mushfiqur Rahim, Jos Buttler 
Batters: Tamim Iqbal, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy
All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman,  Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid

Captain: Jos Buttler
Vice-captain: Tamim Iqbal

BAN: 5 Players, ENG: 6 Players

BAN vs ENG, 1st ODI: Team for Winner Takes All Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Litton Das
Batters: Mahmudullah Riyad, Dawid Malan, Tamim Iqbal
All-rounders: Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sam Curran, Shakib Al Hasan
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Taskin Ahmed

Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Vice-captain: Sam Curran

BAN: 6 Players, ENG: 5 Players