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England elect to bat against Bangladesh

Published: Thursday, April 12, 2007, 2:18 [IST]
 
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Bridgetown (Barbados):England won the toss and elected to field against Bangladesh in the Super Eights match at the Kensington Oval here on Wednesday.

England remained unchanged from their seven-wicket defeat against Australia in Antigua on Sunday, while Bangladesh brought back vice-captain Shahriar Nafees in place of Javed Omar from their team which upset South Africa by 67 runs in Georgetown, Guyana last week.

Squads:

England: Michael Vaughan (capt), Andrew Strauss, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Paul Nixon, Ravi Bopara, Sajid Mahmood, James Anderson and Monty Panesar. Coach: Duncun Fletcher.

Bangladesh: Habibul Bashar (capt), Shahriar Nafees, Tamim Iqbal, Aftab Ahmed, Saqibul Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza and Syed Rasel. Coach: Dav Whatmore.

Umpires: Simon Taufel (Aus), Steve Bucknor (WI) and Third umpire: Rudi Koertzen (RSA)

Match Referee: Jeoff Crowe (NZ).

AFP

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