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Ben Stokes is likely to miss out again through injury amid outfield concerns for England in Dharamshala.

Stokes has been seen netting and doing some light running but is unlikely to be risked against Bangladesh, especially given the outfield issues. 

On the conditions, England captain, Jos Butler, told the BBC:

“The only thing I would question is, if you are telling players not to dive and stuff, does that question the integrity of the game?

“The worst-case scenario is something bad happens, but fingers crossed that doesn’t happen for both teams.”

England will be hoping to bounce back after a heavy nine-wicket defeat against New Zealand in the opening fixture of the tournament. 

England are rock-bottom of the table after the first round of fixtures, while Bangladesh are in fourth place after a comfortable win over Afghanistan in Dharamshala. 

Having already won at this venue, it would come as no surprise if Bangladesh fielded an unchanged line-up.

Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan are expected to open the batting again, but it will be interesting to see if England opt to push Moeen Ali further up the order with Stokes likely to be absent again. 

England have faced Bangladesh a total of 24 times in the 50-over format and have emerged victorious on 19 occasions.

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June 2024