ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup: when do England play Bangladesh? Date, time, UK TV coverage

England are now in with a great chance of a semi-final spot after beating Pakistan. Next up: Bangladesh .

For the first time in the competition so far, England have managed to break into the top four and will be able to gain a spot in the semi-finals if they can beat Bangladesh in their next match.

England started off with three thrilling yet dispiriting defeats against Australia, West Indies and South Africa respectively.

Luckily, they sprung into action and were able to rectify their mistakes by securing three consecutive wins against India, New Zealand and Pakistan.

Katherine Brunt has not had her best tournament so far, but her fortune changed when she faced Pakistan on Wednesday night.

With her first ball, she took the crucial wicket of opener Nahida Khan and went on to take three wickets for just 17 runs.

Pakistan’s top scorer was Sidra Amin, who made 32, but Pakistan found themselves outclassed by Brunt and the number one ODI bowler, Sophie Ecclestone.

Eccelstone took the final three wickets of Fatima Sana Khan, Diana Baig and Aiman Anwar on her way to become the tournament’s leading wicket-taker.

With one wicket each for Heather Knight and Kate Cross as well as two run outs, Pakistan were all out for 105 after only 41 overs.

England came out to bat and Danni Wyatt was finally able to show her side why she was picked in the squad.

After losing Tammy Beaumont early, Wyatt and Knight steadied the ship and Wyatt whacked 76 off 68 balls to help England reach their total inside of 20 overs.

Brunt, right, and Ecclestone took six wickets between them against Pakistan

There was no question that England were in a hurry to make it to the semi-final and with performances on show against Pakistan, it seemed a wonder they had struggled to get to this spot before.

With only one match between England and the semi-final, here is all you need to know about the side’s next fixture…

When is England’s next World Cup match?

England will play Bangladesh on Saturday 26 March 2022. The match will start at 10pm GMT.

Where is England’s match against Bangladesh?

England will travel to Wellington and play at the Basin Reserve Cricket Ground. It is the main home ground of the Wellington Firebirds’ first-class team and has been used for Test matches in the past.

The first Women’s ODI to take place at the ground was between Australia and England in 1982.

Wyatt made 76 runs to take England into top four

How to watch England’s match against Bangladesh

All of the action is available to watch on Sky Sports Cricket and is also available to stream through SkyGo.

Subscription for Sky Sports starts at around £40/month.

Go to our article on How to Watch the Women’s World Cup to find out more on streaming and highlights.

What is England and Bangladesh’s head-to-head record?

These two sides have never played each other before in an ODI match.

Bangladesh are currently sitting seven out of eight teams in the WCWC table, having won just one match: a nine run win over Pakistan.

Squads

The squads have not been formally announced for Saturday’s match but it’s unlikely that England will change from the side that brought such success against Pakistan yesterday.

England: Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Danni Wyatt, Nat Sciver, Sophia Dunkley, Amy Jones, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Anya Shrubsole, Charlie Dean

Bangladesh: Shamima Sultana, Sharmin Akhter, Fargan Hoque, Nigar Sultana (c), Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter, Jahanara Alam, Fariha Trisna

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