Match Preview: England v Bangladesh - Match 7

Jamie Ramage
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Match Preview: England v Bangladesh - Match 7

Date: 12 November 2018

Venue: Darren Sammy Stadium, St Lucia.

It hasn’t been an easy campaign for England. They have already had one of their group games washed out. Add to that the prospect that there was talk in a switch of venues it would be easy for England to be distracted from the cricket.

Mark Robinson and Heather Knight run a tight ship (apt given the conditions). It is imperative that they don’t let the uncontrollables get to them.

Bangladesh are a far better team than their game against West Indies suggests. They faced the storm of Deandra Dottin who ripped through their batting. They had bowled well to keep West Indies to only 108, but their batting needs to be better.

You would expect a much better showing from a side that has shown how capable it is. They stunned many at the Asia Cup. It is this belief that they will be able to put Friday’s set back out of their minds and fight back.


Players to watch out for:

Danni Wyatt

With England looking to stamp their mark on the tournament, don’t bet against Wyatt to try and blast England into form. The England opener has two T20 hundreds in the last 12 months as she will be keen to add more.

Jahanara Alam

The Bangladesh opening bowler took three wickets in Bangladesh’s opening fixture. It included openers Dottin and Hayley Matthews for single-figure scores. With England looking to start quickly she could take more early wickets.


Optimistically things have been a bit damp at best recently in St Lucia. With a saturated outfield, it may come down to the side that can score the most twos and threes. The fitter team will come out on top, or the team that can clear the boundary more often.

Numbers to look out for:

  • Danni Wyatt needs just 6 runs to reach 1000 international T20 runs.

  • Amy Jones will win her 25th T20 international cap.

  • Anya Shrubsole is on 74 wickets only one behind the 75 that Jenny Gunn has taken.

Who said what:

"It's frustrating, but I don't think it's too much of a setback" – Heather Knight on the washout against Sri Lanka


Probable XI

England: Danni Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Jones (wk), Nat Sciver, Heather Knight (c), Sophia Dunkley, Anya Shrubsole, Jenny Gunn, Sophie Ecclestone, Linsey Smith, Danielle Hazell

Bangladesh: Shamima Sultana (wk), Ayasha Rahman, Jahanara Alam, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana, Rumana Ahmed, Sanjida Islam, Lata Mondal, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun (c), Khadija Tul Kubra.