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Buttler: Bangladesh have full of match winners


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England, following a rout of the West Indies that saw them dismiss the Caribbean side for just 55 and reach their victory target in a mere 8.2 overs, continue their quest to become the first team to hold both T20 and 50-over world titles simultaneously against Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Pulling off a win against the Tigers would make their path to the semifinals of the tournament easier.

"We know the challenges they'll pose. We've played against them lots in 50-over cricket and they're a dangerous side, they are a team full of match winners," Buttler said before the game.

Buttler sealed England's six-wicket win in their tournament opener with 24 not out from 22 balls, having made a dashing 73 in a warm-up match against New Zealand after deciding to miss the rest of the Indian Premier League.

"I'm feeling good," he added. "I enjoyed that break, I thought it was good for me."

Bizarrely, Wednesday's fixture will be the first time England and Bangladesh will meet in T20Is, after 21 ODIs and 10 Test matches between them.

Buttler stated that England was aware of the "spin-heavy" opposition they would face, but that their primary emphasis was on themselves.

"Generally they are a spin-heavy side and have a lot of fingerspinners with great experience such as Shakib Al Hasan who has played a huge number of T20 games all around the world. Generally their batsmen, as a rule, tend to be very strong square of the wicket, and players such as Shakib, Mushfiqur [Rahim] and Mahmudullah, they've been around for a long while” he added.