England bowl against Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

LONDON: England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field against Bangladesh in the opening match of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy one-day international tournament at the Oval on Thursday.

England dropped leg-spinner Adil Rashid from their side, with his place effectively taken by Nottinghamshire paceman Jake Ball.

All-rounders Ben Stokes (knee) and Chris Woakes (thigh) were both passed fit after missing England´s seven-wicket ODI defeat by South Africa at Lord´s on Monday.

Stokes was initially cleared to be a member of England´s attack after struggling to bowl in recent matches.

“It went all right, I bowled 10 deliveries off a full run this (Thursday) morning,” Stokes told Sky Sports.

“There´s no pain there but it doesn´t mean that I won´t feel no pain. It´s a starting point and it gives me confidence.

“Ideally I´d like to get through 10 overs but we´ll see,” the right-arm seamer added.

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