The 1st Match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played between the host England and Bangladesh on 1st June at Kennington Oval, London. Weather is forecasted to be pleasant with sunny intervals on the match day temperature will be 20°C +. High scoring match can be seen and team will like to chase at Oval.
England under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan will be playing at their home. In ICC World Cup 2015 England was out early in the tournament but from February 2016, they had a great season. They had played seven series from them had lost only two against India and South Africa (against South Africa last February and against India this February); while both were away series. Against South Africa England managed to win 3 ODI match series at home before the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. They had won 10 ODI matches out of 12 played at home (lost one each against Pakistan and South Africa).
England had played all the ICC Champions Trophy; 8 times but had not lifted the trophy. They had entered twice in the final in 2004 and 2013; both times at their home. In ICC Champions Trophy they had played 21 matches out of which managed to win 11 of them and lost 10 of them. While performance of some key players; Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 and ODI in last one year makes England a strong side. Also the records of England in last year and ICC Champions Trophy at home makes the strong contender for the trophy.
Bangladesh will be playing in ICC Champions Trophy after the 10 years under the captaincy of Mashrafe Mortaza; last time they appeared 2006. In last two years they had performed well and managed to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 leaving West Indies out. They had performed well in home condition, but England condition will be challenge for them as most of the Asian countries. Tamin Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman are their two key players.
While talking about the history at Champions Trophy, they had only one win against Zimbabwe in 2006 of all seven matches played. After the tournament had restricted to top eight countries, this is the first time they had qualified.
When it comes to head to head, Bangladesh had won four matches in last 7 matches, while England had only three wins on their side.
Where to Watch Live ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 1 England vs Bangladesh
In England match can be watched on Sky Sports 2 while in Bangladesh it can be watched on Ten Sports. For other countries TV Channels list check ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Live Telecast Channels List
Match Details: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Match 1: England vs Bangladesh
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Date: 1st June, 2017
Time: 03:00 PM (IST)/09:30 AM (GMT)/10:30 AM (Local)
Toss:England won the toss and elected to bowl first
Result: England won by 8 wickets
Man of the Match: Joe Root
Playing XI for England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball
Playing XI for Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain