Check our Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing Team Picks for 1st T20I

Itโ€™s now time to shift action towards T20Is. Bangladesh will clash against England in the 3 matches T20I series starting on Thursday. Bangladesh scripted a consolation win in the preceding ODI series to reduce the margin of defeat to 2-1. England on the other hand, are playing their 1st T20I after becoming world champions in Australia 4 months back.

Match Details:

Bangladesh vs England, 1st T20I

Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Date & Time: March 9th, at 2:30 PM IST and 3:00 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Fancode

What is the pitch report for BAN vs ENG, 1st T20I?

Itโ€™s a bit hard for the batters to score runs at more than 7 an over with plenty of turn and the odd ball keeping low at times. The highest score recorded in 20 T20Is played here is 196 runs and the lowest is 39.

Recent form:

Bangladesh: Lost Lost Won Lost Won

England: Won Won Won Won NR

BAN vs ENG, 1st T20I Probable Winners:

England are expected to win this match.

What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for BAN vs ENG, 1st T20I?


Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Rony Talukdar / Shamim Hossain Patwari, Nurul Hasan (wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman


Jos Buttler (c & wk), Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley / Mark Wood

Injury Updates:

Will Jacks is out of the T20I series with a thigh injury.

What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for BAN vs ENG, 1st T20I?

Top Pick โ€“ Batter

Ben Duckett is a good player of spin which will definitely help him on these sluggish Bangladeshi surfaces. In 8 T20Is, he has scored 242 runs at an average of 40.33 with the highest score of 70*.

Top Pick โ€“ All-Rounder

Shakib Al Hasan doesnโ€™t need any introduction when he plays especially at home. Bangladesh skipper has scored 2243 runs in 109 T20Is at an average of 23.12 and picked up 128 wickets at an economy of 6.83.

Top Pick โ€“ Bowler

Adil Rashid is the lead spinner for England in white-ball cricket and is consistently doing well over the years. In 92 T20Is, he has scalped 93 wickets at an economy of 7.42.

Top Pick โ€“ Wicketkeeper

Jos Buttler will be back to his opening position in this format. His numbers will tell us how dangerous he is. In 103 T20Is, he has scored 2602 runs at an average of 34.69 with the highest score of 101*.


Liton Das flopped totally with the bat in the ODI series, scoring just 7 runs in 3 innings. He is a different batter when it comes to the shortest format where he has scored 1388 runs in 65 T20Is at an average of 22.03.

What are the fantasy suggested teams for BAN vs ENG, 1st T20I?

1. Jos Buttler, Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Ben Duckett, Dawid Malan, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran (vc), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Adil Rashid, Mustafizur Rahman

2. Liton Das, Nurul Hasan, Ben Duckett, Dawid Malan, Afif Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Sam Curran, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (c), Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan (vc), Jofra Archer

Pre-Match Analysis:

Bangladesh had a disastrous World Cup campaign in Australia where they crumbled against top-rank sides however they take a lot of positives as they fielded a relatively inexperienced side that was led by experienced Shakib Al Hasan. They are still in a transition phase in the shortest format and trying to build future stars. Towhid Hridoy, Rejaur Rahman, and Tanvir Islam have earned their maiden call-ups into the T20 side following their stunning performances in the Bangladesh Premier League. The side also marks the return of Rony Talukdar and Shamim Hossain Patwari who also did well in the league. Soumya Sarkar and Mosaddek Hossain are the notable omissions from the squad.

England has a strong bunch of all-rounders which is the major reason why they won the T20 World Cup in Australia. They lack a genuine hitter in the middle order with no Liam Livingstone and Will Jacks in the squad however they have got Moeen Ali and Sam Curran who can make difference. Ben Duckett keeps his spot after his incredible performances in Pakistan, scoring 233 runs in 7 games at an average of 46.6. Speedster Jofra Archer too included in the squad. Jos Buttler and Phil Salt will open the innings whereas experienced Dawid Malan to bat at No.3. The World Champions are all set to conquer Bangladesh.

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