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After Bangladesh wins the toss, England’s openers make a strong start.

After Bangladesh wins the toss, England’s openers make a strong start.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and chose to bowl first against England, as the defending champions look to rebound from a crushing defeat in their first Cricket World Cup match.

England will be looking to get their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup title defense back on track after being thrashed by New Zealand by nine wickets in their opening match.

Jonny Bairstow has been selected to play in his 100th ODI, but England star Ben Stokes has been ruled out.

Reece Topley has been called up to the England squad in place of spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali.

While spin is expected to be the main threat once again at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala, both teams will be able to use express pace to target the opposing batters.

Mark Wood was not at his best against a rampant New Zealand side, finishing with figures of 0/55 in only five hours, and will be looking to improve on that performance this time out.

Taskin Ahmed impressed against Afghanistan with 1/32 before spin took control of the game, and he will be crucial to his team’s hopes once again.

Playing XIs

England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Reece Topley, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Bangladesh: Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

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