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Injury-hit England set to heap misery on Bangladesh

Last updated on: March 11, 2011 10:14 IST

England have enough firepower to beat Bangladesh

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Bangladesh will be looking to get their own fickle fans back on side and salvage their battered World Cup dreams when they face injury-hit England in a Group B clash in Chittagong on Friday.

England have lost batsman Kevin Pietersen and fast bowler Stuart Broad through injuries but still have enough firepower to beat Bangladesh, whose fans reacted with fury after they were shot out for just 58 against West Indies in their last match.

England captain Andrew Strauss has kept everyone guessing as to who his opening partner will be after injury forced Pietersen out of the tournament.


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B'desh need outright win for place in quarters

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However, having already dropped points in a tied match with India and a defeat by Ireland, England will be hoping that the forecasts of a huge tropical rain storm are proved wrong -- as sharing points could dent their chances of progressing.

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Bangladesh similarly need an outright win to boost their chances of joining co-hosts Sri Lanka in the last eight since they have only one win from three matches.


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