Thrilled to get off to a start like this: Root

Thrilled to get off to a start like this: Root

With a few players emerging from a disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign and injuries, defending champions India, who have unmatched pedigree on paper, are all set to defend their title in the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales from June 1-18.

"The ankle is OK it is more of a calf issue", Root said.

"Since then, we've been on a huge upward curve, and we've been tremendously lucky in the fact we have had a group of players that have bought into a way of playing and enjoyed it, and executed extremely well", said Morgan. Overall, the Hales-Root pair stands top among 33 England pairs with 750-plus runs.

The century also came when he tapped Ali for a single to complete it off 124 balls.

England are planning on the basis Stokes will be able to bowl at least a handful of overs against Bangladesh - while Morgan confirmed Chris Woakes is fully fit again after his thigh niggle. England have won five of those six matches.

Earlier, riding on Tamim Iqbal's brilliant 128, Bangladesh posted a challenging 305/6.

"I saw this game (against Bangladesh) as an opportunity to showcase my skill and it was nice to get some time in the middle". The previous highest partnership was of 85 runs between Shahriar Nafees and Aftab Ahmed.

Tamim skied Liam Plunkett to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and Mushfiqur was caught in the deep for 79 off the next ball, allowing England to restrict the boundary flow in the closing overs and keep the Bangladesh total down.

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James also gave his thoughts on the finals and said, " Once we get to the preparation for that juggernaut, we will be locked in ". Cleveland won the three road games in the series by a combined 90 points, the last two by a total of 77.

"To celebrate the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, we're inviting everyone to tap/click and take a swing at our pocket-size game!" Australia's Rick McCosker and Alan Turner added 182 for the opening wicket against Sri Lanka in the 1975 World Cup.

England coach Trevor Bayliss certainly seemed open to that line of enquiry in the aftermath of the seven-wicket Bank Holiday defeat. Prior to that, he had only four centuries from 140 innings.

That brought Morgan to the crease and he received a reprieve by the third umpire on 22 when he appeared to have been caught by Tamim Iqbal, running in from long-off, off Mashrafe in the 36th over.

Morgan can lead by example, having blasted a brutal 107 from only 92 balls in a resounding 72-run victory in the first game of the series with the Proteas at Headingley on Wednesday.

"Joe is the glue in our side, he's scored a lot or runs, he's not slow, it's at pace and today he was outstanding".

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first on a gorgeous morning at The Oval in London, Bangladesh went about producing a fantastic batting performance, with their experienced heads leading the way. He has three hundreds each against Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

However, England is fully ready to show some sky balls on their first game.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo.