Bangladesh will be tested: Bishop

Former West Indian fast bowler and current commentator Ian Bishop has shared his thoughts on England vs Bangladesh opening match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. According to him, the English Lions will test the Tigers. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশ-ইংল্যান্ড ম্যাচ নিয়ে বিশপের ভাবনা]

Bangladesh have been more consistent than any time in world cricket over last two and a half years. But he thinks a powerful England batting line-up will test Bangladesh’s bowling as well as the English bowlers will do at The Oval.

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“I like the fact that Bangladesh have improved a lot in the last two and a half years. They are playing good ODI cricket. But they are going to be tested by England, who are batting better than other side in the world at the moment.

“England’s batting is dynamic. Their bowling attack with (Mark) Wood, (Liam) Plunkett, (Chris) Woakes and co. will test the Bangladeshis on a bouncy Oval pitch,” he said.

Bishop thinks Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan will play key roles for Bangladesh while Mustafizur Rahman needs to come good against the top nations.

He said, “And Bangladesh’s point of view, Tamim Iqbal is going to be absolute critical along with Shakib with the bat and allround perspectives. The Fizz has to come good if Bangladesh are going to create a chance.”

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com