0Professional England See Off Tigerish Bangladesh

Well done Eng­land on a pro­fes­sion­al ODI series vic­tory against Bangladesh. The Tigers might not be viewed by all as the toughest oppon­ents and the vis­it­ors will cer­tainly face stern­er tests – but any Asi­an oppos­i­tion on home soil is any­thing but a pushover.

The vic­tory today on a dif­fi­cult pitch showed matur­ity in a young and devel­op­ing team – the smash and grab approach was cur­tailed on this occa­sion – even Jos But­ter man­aged slightly less than a run a ball in his innings. Intel­li­gence, patience and nerves saw the side home.
Such a strong bat­ting line up will always get the plaudits but the bowl­ing too was dis­cip­lined and Adil Rashid is rap­idly devel­op­ing into one of the world’s lead­ing lim­ited overs per­formers. Any bowl­ing attack that can leave out Dav­id Wil­ley is one blessed with quality.
Although I respect the decisions that Alex Hales and Eoin Mor­gan made to sit this tour out they can­not expect to walk straight back into the side. Ben Duck­ett has come in and taken to inter­na­tion­al crick­et like a…duck to… well you get the rest!
It’s good to see Ben Stokes back in the side as well – he brings bal­ance to the team, chip­ping in with plenty of runs (he suc­cess­fully saw Eng­land home today) and rel­at­ively eco­nom­ic­al bowl­ing figures.
All in all I think there are excit­ing times ahead for this up and com­ing Eng­land side – with plenty of tal­ent wait­ing in the wings.
One side not faring so well – and it pains me to say it (cough cough) is Aus­tralia. They’ve just had their you know whats handed to them by South Africa, the Pro­teas white­wash­ing them 5–0. South Africa are look­ing very good at present

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