Mashrafe: “The pitch has been undercover for the last two days, so hopefully there’s something in the first hour. Playing an extra quick might be helpful in these conditions.”
Eoin Morgan: “it’s not a bad toss to lose, once the grass comes off the wicket it will stay the same conditions all day.”
The Cardiff deck was seamer-friendly in the opening two games, it has also tended to be on the slow side, though the boundaries – the straight ones are especially short – are hard to defend and England piled up 342 for 8 there against Australia last summer. The rain has forced the pitch to be under covers the last couple of days too, so that could have a bearing on the way it plays.
Watch BD v Eng cricket highlights videos today – 12th match, ICC Cricket World Cup from Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (England) Saturday, 8-6-2019.
England v Bangladesh Icc Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.
1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Adil Rashid, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood.
1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mohammad Mithun, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Mohammad Saifuddin, 9 Mehidy Hasan, 10 Mashrafe Mortaza, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
Match Timings: 10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.30, Second Session 14.30-18.00
Umpires – Joel Wilson, Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpires – Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Paul Reiffel
Match number – ODI no. 4153