Warmup Match: Game 7
Stadium: ACA Stadium, Kamrup Metropolitan, India
2 October 2023
England and Bangladesh are going head to head in the seventh warmup game of the World Cup 2023 at ACA Stadium, Kamrup Metropolitan, India on 2nd October. Bangladesh shocked everyone by winning against Sri Lanka in the first warmup game, can they do it again? Who will win this game?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
England's first warm-up game for the World Cup was marred by rain, resulting in its abandonment without a single delivery bowled. This marks the second fixture in England's warm-up matches, presenting an excellent opportunity for the team management to assess the squad's readiness for the upcoming World Cup. England has exhibited commendable performances in their recent one-day international matches, with this positive streak commencing during their victories in the Asian series, where they triumphed against several formidable one-day teams.
England's batting lineup features some of the premier batsmen in international cricket, positioned at both the top and middle order. Johnny Bairstow is expected to open the innings alongside Dawid Malan, while the middle-order responsibility falls on the capable shoulders of Joe Root and Harry Brook. The English team boasts a formidable group of all-rounders in the one-day format. Sam Curran, David Willey, and Moeen Ali are among the standout all-rounders within the English one-day squad.
Sam Curran has proven himself as a reliable middle-order batsman in the English lineup, a role he has adeptly fulfilled in previous encounters. Although England's bowling may not match the strength of their batting, they do possess a selection of quality bowlers. Unfortunately, England's premier bowler, Jofra Archer, is sidelined due to injury, with Gus Atkinson stepping in as his replacement for the World Cup. Atkinson delivered a commendable performance against New Zealand. Mark Wood and Reece Topley are additional high-caliber bowlers within the English squad.
England Predicted Lineup
Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood, Gus Atkinson
Bangladesh's performance in their initial warm-up game against Sri Lanka pleasantly surprised many observers. They secured a convincing victory against Sri Lanka, a team with a respectable World Cup ranking. However, their upcoming encounter with England presents a more formidable challenge. Despite the current monsoon season in India, the weather is expected to cooperate for a full match, unlike three out of five warm-up games in India that have been affected by rain.
Bangladesh's recent one-day international series against New Zealand did not yield favorable results, as they succumbed to a 2-0 series loss. Their overall performance in the last five one-day international matches has also been less than stellar, with just one victory to their name. Nonetheless, their first warm-up match was a marked improvement, culminating in a resounding seven-wicket win.
In the opening game against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh lost the toss and were tasked with fielding first. Unfortunately, their bowling unit struggled, conceding a total of 263 runs to the Sri Lankan batsmen. Despite this, Bangladesh managed to dismiss the entire Sri Lankan team in 49.1 overs. Their bowling attack featured a diverse array of seven bowlers, with Mahedi Hasan emerging as the leading wicket-taker, securing three wickets while conceding 36 runs from nine overs. Other bowlers, including Shoriful Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, and Tanzim Hasan Sakib, each claimed one wicket. Hasan Mahmud and Taskin Ahmed, however, did not secure any wickets.
Ultimately, Bangladesh's success in the warm-up game was primarily attributed to their batting lineup. They comfortably chased the target in 42 overs, with contributions from both their top-order and middle-order batsmen, demonstrating a collective effort in achieving victory.
Bangladesh Predicted Lineup
Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Expert betting tips
The outcome of these warm-up matches for the 2023 ODI World Cup is likely to be significantly influenced by the toss. It's probable that the team winning the toss will choose to bat first in this game. Setting a substantial total on the scoreboard appears to be a more favorable strategy than chasing a target under evening conditions on a track that might assist spin bowlers. This sixth one-day international of the 2023 World Cup will be held at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Previous matches at this venue have shown that the pitch primarily favors batsmen. Although the surface tends to be slower than some others, it can assist spinners in the latter stages of the game. The team batting first will aim to amass a total of over 250 runs on this pitch.
Despite the monsoon season, the weather outlook for this Guwahati game is promising, with the likelihood of occasional showers. Nevertheless, it's anticipated that a full match will be played.
England boasts a more well-rounded team compared to Bangladesh, featuring a formidable batting lineup and a strong bowling attack. As a result, England is considered the frontrunner in this contest. However, Bangladesh fields a spirited team and will undoubtedly strive to secure a victory. Nonetheless, our bet is on England to emerge victorious in this match.