Hassan aims to top Champions Trophy bowling chart

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He combined for 166 with Mushfiqur Rahim, who was out for 79 straight after Tamim departed. The Tigers have won four of their last seven encounters with England. Four South African players also make the cut, including the No.1 ranked ODI batsman AB de Villiers, No.1 ranked ODI bowler Kagiso Rabada but there was no room for the No.1 ODI all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. He'd just hit his 11th boundary and second six off part-time legspinner Sabbir Rahman when a slog sweep went straight to safe hands at deep midwicket, and he fell five runs short of a century.

Imrul Kayes (19) fell when a miscued drive off Plunkett was well caught by a diving Mark Wood at mid-on to leave Bangladesh 95 for two in the 20th over.

England have been transformed since their dismal World Cup performance two years ago, with their power batting making them even more formidable in their own conditions.

India, who are the defending champions, will begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on Sunday.

Bangladesh suffered a humiliating 240-run defeat to India in the last warm up game before the Champions Trophy on Wednesday.

"The thing is that we all know that on a given day we can beat anybody".

It was some encouragement for Bangladesh after a 2016/17 tour of New Zealand where they were beaten in all formats.

"A game between Pakistan and India is always good and Birmingham has always had a very good atmosphere", said Azhar. "It s just we couldn t finish well, that s it".

In total, 715 runs were scored between 96 overs in what was a day to forget for bowlers from both teams. "This is the first time we are playing the tournament as a deserving team and the boys are excited and I hope they will give their best", Mashrafe responded when asked if the World Cup win would give them an added advantage. Playing at home does that, especially with the kind of cricket England have been playing recently.

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Sabbir has gotten the nod more often than not, and while the right-hander has flattered to deceive at times, it looks like the more aggressive batsman is set to get the nod to play this Champions Trophy Match 1 against England. "I think India have got one of the most potent attacks in the championship", Glenn McGrath insisted.

Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are the three England players in the side. England, Australia and South Africa.

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