One Day International Cricket Essay

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When it comes to contemporary One-Day International (ODI) cricket, Bangladesh and England are undoubtedly the two most improved units in past couple of years. Since the 2015 World Cup, in terms of win-loss ratio, England have been the second best (1.615) after South Africa (2.090). In the list Bangladesh too are sitting pretty with a ratio of 1.111, which is better than big boys like India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Both England and Bangladesh have completely transformed their games in this format. On the field, they have been aggressive, innovative and entertaining – an ultra-modern flavour, which has helped them to attract a lot of eyeballs. Both teams have settled line-ups which include plenty of match winners in white-ball cricket.…show more content…
Unpredictable English conditions to dictate terms? For the past three-four days, London is experiencing some indifferent weather. Mostly the mornings have been cloudy and it had its effect in recent matches. On Sunday, in a warm-up fixture a strong New Zealand batting were restricted to 189 by the Indian bowlers, with Mohammed Shami being the destroyer in chief. Next day at Lords, we have seen England tottering at 20 for 6 – their worst start in ODI history – against the South Africa new-ball duo of Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell. On the same day, on the other side of Thames, at the Oval, Bangladesh were bowled out for just 84 against India, with pacers taking nine out of their 10 wickets. The early morning cloud cover aids swing in this part of the world and with similar weather is being predicted on Thursday, it can be an important factor in the game. Especially the Bangladesh cricketers, who are not familiar with such conditions, may have to be extra cautious. No complacency in English camp England may be playing their best limited-overs cricket these days and coming into this Champions Trophy as red hot favourites, their skipper Eoin Morgan warned the team to guard against any sort complacency before taking on an unpredictable team like Bangladesh. “I think it's [Guard against being complacent] very important, particularly given that this competition is very unforgiving. You
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