England v Bangladesh| 1st ODI | Nottingham | 8/07/10

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ODI Debutant
Oct 6, 2006
Match scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (13:30 GMT)

England squad

AJ Strauss*, JM Anderson, IR Bell, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad, PD Collingwood, C Kieswetter†, EJG Morgan, A Shahzad, JC Tredwell, IJL Trott, LJ Wright, MH Yardy

Bangladesh squad

Mashrafe Mortaza*, Shakib Al Hasan, Abdur Razzak, Faisal Hossain, Imrul Kayes, Jahurul Islam, Junaid Siddique, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim†, Nazmul Hossain, Raqibul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Syed Rasel, Tamim Iqbal
Match facts

July 8, 2010, Trent Bridge
Start time 2.30pm (1.30GMT)

Ajmal Shahzad will hope to add to his ODI appearances against Bangladesh © Getty Images

Related LinksPlayers/Officials: Ian Bell | Mashrafe Mortaza | Tamim Iqbal
Matches: England v Bangladesh at Nottingham
Series/Tournaments: Bangladesh tour of England, Ireland and Scotland
Teams: Bangladesh | England

Big picture

England's impressive one-day form was knocked back by the pace of Shaun Tait last week, but it shouldn't be forgotten that they still won the series 3-2. Now they move onto a contest that should be less demanding, for the batsmen at least, as Bangladesh return for three ODIs having made a quick dash to Sri Lanka for the Asia Cup following the Test series here.

The hosts will see this as a chance to put in three dominant performances, but in the shorter formats Bangladesh pose much more of a threat. That will be especially true if Tamim Iqbal manages to reproduce his form from the Tests, where he struck memorable hundreds at Lord's and Old Trafford, and provide a backbone to the team's batting. If support can come from Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique and Shakib Al Hasan England's bowlers won't have it all their own way.

Shakib, meanwhile, has handed the captaincy to Mashrafe Mortaza citing the workload of managing all his roles but while Mortaza's return boosts the seam bowling it is Bangladesh's spinners, led by Shakib, who will be their main weapon with the ball.

For England, there are still plenty of questions to answer. Luke Wright faded badly against Australia, while Tim Bresnan claimed 1 for 236 although played some important innings. Craig Kieswetter also needs runs yet if he succeeds in this series it will come with the inevitable response of "it's only against Bangladesh".

England have again used their rotation policy by resting Graeme Swann and would have done the same with Kevin Pietersen if he hadn't picked up his thigh injury. It isn't a sign of them taking the challenge lightly and even without two main players anything other than a cleansweep will raise significant concerns.

Form guide (last five completed matches)

England LLWWW
Bangladesh LLLLL

Watch out for...

Ian Bell has been working hard to earn another chance in one-day cricket with attempts to shed the image of being purely an attractive timer of the ball. He now believes he can hit the ball harder and further and his domestic one-day results, plus strong form for England Lions, suggest the changes have worked. He comes into the series on the back of 158 off 143 balls for the Lions against India A and after carrying drinks against Australia should get his chance at No. 3.

There is really only one man to talk about for Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal is now the team's superstar after his success in the Test series and England's bowlers will be well aware of the carnage he can inflict. In the Tests there was almost an element of them waiting for a mistake, but they can't afford to do that in the one-dayers because 30 overs of Tamim could leave too much ground to make up. He will have to cope with the pressure of expectation, but the way he plays his cricket suggests that nothing much fazes him.

Team news

There will be at least two changes for England with Pietersen and Swann absent, so Bell is likely to bat at No. 3 and James Tredwell will slot in if Andrew Strauss wants to persist with two spinners. Otherwise Ajmal Shahzad could get a chance to add to his two ODI caps.

England (probable) 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Craig Kieswetter (wk), 3 Ian Bell, 4 Paul Collingwood, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Michael Yardy, 7 Luke Wright, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 James Tredwell, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson

Jamie Siddons, the Bangladesh coach, said the top order that faced Middlesex is his preferred line-up for the one-dayers so that means no place for Raqibul Hasan. Mortaza and Shaiful Islam will have the new-ball responsibilities and then it will be down to the assortment of spinners.

Bangladesh (probable) 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Junaid Siddique, 4 Jahurul Islam, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Faisal Hossain, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Abdur Razzak, 11 Shafiul Islam

Pitch and conditions

The heatwave of recent weeks has abated somewhat and there is the threat of a few showers flirting with Trent Bridge. If the skies are cloudy it could provide some swing, but midsummer in England is a time for batsmen to make hay. The floodlights are excellent in Nottingham and there isn't much dew at this time of year.

Stats and Trivia

•The two teams have met once before in an ODI at Trent Bridge and it was a record-breaking day for Paul Collingwood as he scored 112 then took 6 for 31 in England's 168-run victory.

•If Collingwood has a good one-day series, he could become the first England player to pass 5000 ODIs runs. He currently stands on 4843.

•Bangladesh have lost their last 13 ODIs since beating Zimbabwe at home in November 2009


"We've won four out of six one-dayers [this summer] and we're very keen to win these three. We want to take things forward from our Australia win. There's no room for complacency on our part."
Andrew Strauss is determined that England won't take their foot off the gas

"If Tamim goes off in any of these three one-day games England are in a whole heap of trouble. We can put on a big score if the other guys bat around him. Anything is possible."
Jamie Siddons has warned England to be on their guard
Bangladesh win the toss and choose to bat first
Tamim starts the innings with consecutive boundaries from the first two balls
This is a long summer of cricket for England, wonder if they will take their eye of the ball so to speak for this series.
11/0 after the first over, great start by Bangladesh
22/0 After 2 overs, Bangladesh going along nicely just over 10 runs per over
Botham at the pitch report saying the ball might go through with bounce. England haven't tried anything short yet.

Kayes gets his first boundary.
Early signs are England have turned up expecting to win without putting much effort. This could be a dangerous philosophy.

28-0 (3)
Apparently this match is being broadcast in 3D, says Atherton. First one ever.
I guess Tamim is one of the most talented players in world cricket at the moment. Him playing for Bangladesh is denying him the recognition he deserves. He will become the best ever player for Bangladesh (not a great pile to beat though) if he keeps up this form and also one of the leading players in the world. I hope this happens as it will be good for Bangladesh cricket. He should be careful though to not go Ashraful way.
31/0 after 4 overs, a better over for England with just 3 runs coming off it.
Broad starts off with a wide, way to go, suprised he is playing today, since his step mom has passed away recently...
And the next delivery from Broad is follwed up with a wide, good start from the youngster
On_the_up said:
Someone should tell Bangladesh this isn't a 20-20 match.

They not playing any risky shots, simply putting away the bad balls
Atif said:
They not playing any risky shots, simply putting away the bad balls
It was a tongue in cheek remark, they have played it perfectly so far.
Wicket for Broad, Tamim is out LBW, ball looked like it was going to miss offstump, bad decison by the umpire
what an absolutely retarded stroke from Tamim.
Home umpires helping the home team again. Clearly missing off.
Ahmed Zulfiqar said:
what an absolutely retarded stroke from Tamim.

Bad umpiring, messy decision by the umpire says Nick Knight in the commentary box.
Atif said:
Bad umpiring, messy decision by the umpire says Nick Knight in the commentary box.

true, but what the hell was he thinking? he made the ball look better than it was and convinced the umpire...even I thought it looked plumb when I saw it live.
Broad making the most of his height with some short balls here, another 4 no slip would have been a simple catch to first.
Is that Asad Rauf wearing those silly sunglasses?
Some bad upmiring going on here against Bangladesh

LBW against Tamim was not out...
Wide over head high ignored
a boundary not counted, because its a dead ball as batsmen was not playing a shot, botham and bumble were shocked, hows he not playing a shot
Bangladesh is playing quite sensibly till now. Let's hope they get a decent score up
Oxy said:
Is that Asad Rauf wearing those silly sunglasses?

No, he's wearing cool sunglasses

I don't see anyone wearing silly sunglasses :yk
I'm impressed the way bangladesh have managed to stabilize their innings, They should make a decent total from here on. But their bowling probably won't save them in the end.
Raqibul the key now for Bangladesh.

They should be aiming for 250+, but that alone won't be enough.
bangladesh's second highest score in ODI against England
Rubbish score from Bangla.

The commies saying they should have targetted 280. They were saying 260 wouldn't even be par, and I tend to agree. Bangla were 174/3 after 35 overs, and they couldn't even get a run-a-ball to get 264 - even with the advantage of a PP.

Easy England win I feel.

With some more enterprising batting and better use of the Powerplay they could have got up to 270, at least...

Rahim KO. :)))

If he thinks it hurts now, wait till the morning lad. :)))

Reminds me of my mate who thought he was good enough not to wear a helmet against the clubs fastest bowler in the nets. :)))
Bangladeshs bad luck continues - Mushfiqur Rahim taken off of field on stretcher

Bangladeshs wicket keeper has been struck on the eye with the Cricket ball.
He has been taken out of the field with a stretcher.
Big blow for Bangladesh as he made some good runs today.
They're going to be using a part time keeper for the rest of the game vs England.

Cricinfo Commentary:

We may have a bit of a delay here, Mushfiqur is still down and they've got a gauze and possibly ice on the eye. England's team doctor is out in the middle now, and a stretcher is coming out too. Mushfiqur is not going to continue here, he's being stretchered off, and we're going to have a substitute wicketkeeper. Here's hoping he's ok.
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