England face higher placed Bangladesh in must-win game

Adelaide, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 March 2015, 11:29 PM

It will be do-or die match for a beleaguered England side, when they take on high-flying Bangladesh in cricket World Cup Pool A at Adelaide.

Having lost their first three out of four matches so far, the English team need to put their act together in the two remaining two league games against Bangladesh and Afghanistan to stay in contention for the knockout stages.

 England have secured two points from its four matches and on the contrary, Bangladesh with two wins and one washed up game is placed at fourth position with five points in its kitty. The Asian side would look to consolidate its position in the pool.   

In 2011 World Cup, England lost to Bangladesh by two wickets but still survived to qualify for the quarters.  Moran led-England side have lost to Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka and won against minnows Scotland in their group stages so far.

England, in their previous encounter against Lanka were failed to defend a daunting 310 runs on a slow track. There have been tons for Moeen Ali and Joe Root in last two matches, but other batsmen have not delivered to their potential. 

England heavily depend on pace spearheads James Anderson and Stuart Broad to provide them breakthroughs in the start of the innings, but both are struggling with their line and length.

First Published: Sunday, March 08, 2015 11:18 PM
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