London - England won the toss and chose to bowl first
against Bangladesh in the opening match of the Champions Trophy at The Oval on
England decided the pitch looked green enough for a four-man
pace attack and selected Jake Ball and left out spinner Adil Rashid, who played
in the last eight matches.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said they would have
bowled first, too.
Bangladesh, dismissed for 84 by India at The Oval on Tuesday
in a warmup, is playing Imrul Kayes at No 3, and Rubel Hossain as a third
England: Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eion Morgan (captain), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain.