Team Combination

Top Order
In Alex Hales and Jason Roy,
they have perhaps the most
explosive opening pair in
world cricket. To temper their
madness, Joe Root provides stability.
He is expected to play the sheet
anchor role so that his teammates
can unleash mayhem.

Middle-Order
Eoin Morgan, the leader of 'New England'
will be looking to cement his legacy
as one of England's all-time ODI greats
by winning the elusive trophy.
He took England to the doorstep
last time around, but they couldn't
quite get the job done. He has the
chance to make amends now,
and is in superb form.

Despite their heroics with the bat,
England still won't be the overwhelming
favourites because of their bowling attack.
They can chase down any total, but they
are also capable of giving away huge totals.
David Willey, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett
and Jake Ball form a steady, but not
spectacular pace quartet.

England will be hoping that Stokes,
Woakes and the spin twins chip in whenever
required. But Morgan is set to lose
some sleep over his team's bowling abilities.

Lower Order:

Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes
and Adil Rashid make up a
lower order that most teams
would dream of. The England
team has resources that can haul
them back into the game from any stage.
How else can one explain them coming
back from 82/6 to tie a game when chasing 286?
And, they still had Rashid waiting in the wings.

Opponents and Key Tactics


England take on Bangladesh in the tournament
opener in a rematch of the 2015 eliminator.
Expect the result to be very different this time though.

New Zealand have not been able to recreate
the magic of 2015 and England are expected
to be too strong for them. But if England
stumble against the Kiwis, they will
be in a tough spot.

England next take on arch-rivals Australia
in what promises to be a titanic clash.
Australia have the pace attack to rattle
the England batting line-up. A loss in this
match can cost England either qualification
or a top spot depending on the outcome of
their clash with New Zealand.

Recent ODI performances


England piled up huge scores in all their
ODIs against India on flat Indian tracks
but they were unable to emerge victorious
due to their inept bowling. With tracks
expected to be flat, England will be
hoping that their bowlers pull up their socks.


If England don't make the semi-finals
it will be a shock. If they qualify
to the knock-outs it will come down
to their ability to handle pressure.
They faltered under pressure in 2013
Champions Trophy as well as in 2016 WT20.
Don't be surprised if they do break the jinx in 2017.

Probable XI:

1. Alex Hales
2. Jason Roy
3. Joe Root
4. Eoin Morgan (c)
5. Jos Buttler (wk)
6. Ben Stokes
7. Moeen Ali
8. Adil Rashid
9. Chris Woakes
10.David Willey
11.Mark Wood

Team Combination
Top Order In Alex Hales and Jason Roy, they have perhaps the most explosive opening pair in world cricket. To temper their madness, Joe Root provides stability. He is expected to play the sheet anchor role so that his teammates can unleash mayhem.
Middle-Order Eoin Morgan, the leader of 'New England' will be looking to cement his legacy as one of England's all-time ODI greats by winning the elusive trophy. He took England to the doorstep last time around, but they couldn't quite get the job done. He has the chance to make amends now, and is in superb form.

Despite their heroics with the bat, England still won't be the overwhelming favourites because of their bowling attack. They can chase down any total, but they are also capable of giving away huge totals. David Willey, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett and Jake Ball form a steady, but not spectacular pace quartet. England will be hoping that Stokes, Woakes and the spin twins chip in whenever required. But Morgan is set to lose some sleep over his team's bowling abilities.

Lower Order:
Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid make up a lower order that most teams would dream of. The England team has resources that can haul them back into the game from any stage. How else can one explain them coming back from 82/6 to tie a game when chasing 286? And, they still had Rashid waiting in the wings.

Opponents and Key Tactics
England take on Bangladesh in the tournament opener in a rematch of the 2015 eliminator. Expect the result to be very different this time though.
New Zealand have not been able to recreate the magic of 2015 and England are expected to be too strong for them. But if England stumble against the Kiwis, they will be in a tough spot.
England next take on arch-rivals Australia in what promises to be a titanic clash. Australia have the pace attack to rattle the England batting line-up. A loss in this match can cost England either qualification or a top spot depending on the outcome of their clash with New Zealand.

Recent ODI performances
England piled up huge scores in all their ODIs against India on flat Indian tracks but they were unable to emerge victorious due to their inept bowling. With tracks expected to be flat, England will be hoping that their bowlers pull up their socks.

If England don't make the semi-finals it will be a shock. If they qualify to the knock-outs it will come down to their ability to handle pressure. They faltered under pressure in 2013 Champions Trophy as well as in 2016 WT20. Don't be surprised if they do break the jinx in 2017.

Probable XI:
1. Alex Hales
2. Jason Roy
3. Joe Root
4. Eoin Morgan (c)
5. Jos Buttler (wk)
6. Ben Stokes
7. Moeen Ali
8. Adil Rashid
9. Chris Woakes
10.David Willey
11.Mark Wood