England v Bangladesh: Champions Trophy 2017 – live!

Eoin Morgan wins the toss and decides too have a bowl. On a sunny morning, Bangladesh may not mind that. England spring a surprise by leaving out Adil Rashid in favour of Jake Ball. It suggests that Ben Stokes won’t be bowling, although Morgan says otherwise. Ball did take an ODI five-for in Dhaka last autumn, and he was England’s most testing bowler against South Africa on Monday.

Bangladesh do some tinkering too, leaving out the gifted teenager Mehedi Hasan and packing the batting. The man to watch is Mustafizur Rahman, the 21-year-old left-arm seamer whose record in this form of the game is already excellent. “It’s time for the talking to stop,” says Nasser Hussain, which is an interesting line for a commentator to take.

England, apparently. According to the bookies, today’s game at the Oval pits the tournament favourites (5/2 or so) against the rank outsiders Bangladesh (66/1 if you shop around). But the rankings tell a different story: it’s fifth in the world against sixth.

Exciting as they’ve been for the past two years, England have never won a world 50-over tournament. And the bookies, and the punters, are usually keen on past form – that’s presumably why they’re saying Man United will return to the top three next season, and Spurs, a much better team at the moment, will sink to sixth. What do you think: are England really more likely to lift this cup than Australia or India?

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