Bangladesh has a chance to score a lot of runs, England can take full advantage of this strategy

BAN vs ENG: The seventh match of the World Cup 2023 will be played between Bangladesh and England on Tuesday. The outfield of Dharamshal Stadium has raised concerns. England has made it clear that its players will avoid diving on the outfield. Recently, an Afghanistan player took a dive on the boundary line of Dharamshala and was saved from getting injured. Know what English captain Jos Buttler said.

Oct 10, 2023 - 10:52
Bangladesh has a chance to score a lot of runs, England can take full advantage of this strategy

The condition of the outfield of the Cricket Stadium Dharamshala in the first match of the ODI World Cup and the statement of Afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott regarding it has increased the concern of the teams of both England and Bangladesh.

Considering the condition of the outfield, the England team has not changed its game plan. Regarding the outfield, England captain Jos Buttler has clearly said that the conditions are not good, so we will have to play safely during Tuesday's match.

On the other hand, the members of the Bangladesh team are not openly raising questions on the outfield, but the Bangladesh team is also worried. In such a situation, the team members are citing playing according to the circumstances. There is a match between England and Bangladesh at Dharamshala Stadium on Tuesday. This is the second match of the World Cup for both teams.

The Bangladeshi team's morale has been shattered after defeating Afghanistan in a one-sided match in Dharamshala on October 7. On Tuesday, the team will enter the World Cup under the captaincy of Shakib Al Hasan to continue its winning campaign. There may be a change in the top order of Bangladesh. Nasum Ahmed can open in place of Liton Das.

The England team, which lost the first match due to poor fielding, will plan to open the account of victory in Dharamshala. According to the pitch of Dharamshala Stadium prepared in favor of spin bowlers, both teams will focus more on spin bowling on Tuesday.

The poor condition of the outfield was revealed during the Bangladesh-Afghanistan match held in Dharamshala on October 7. Afghan player Mujeeb ur Rahman was saved from injury. Rashid Khan was also partially injured. Both these players were trying to dive to save runs, but the condition of the outfield was not favoring the players.

After the first match, question marks were raised on the functioning of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. On Monday, England and Bangladesh teams raised questions on the outfield itself.

Questions have been raised for the last month regarding the outfield of Dharamshala Stadium. When groundwork was started in late August, HPCA realized that the grass in the outfield had deteriorated.

After this, there was talk of fungal infection on the ground, which HPCA said was wrong. A lot of efforts were made by HPCA to improve the outfield which was damaged due to rain, but it did not meet their expectations.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer