India vs Bangladesh is a rivalry that is well famous for producing Quality and Controversial matches in the last 5/6 Years be it the 2015 CWC no-ball controversy, the 2016 WT20 final ball drama or the Nidhas and Asia Cup final of 2018. India has emerged victorious in all encounters as Bangladesh has failed to win the battle of nerves. This time Bangladesh will look to break the jinx in ICC events and defeat India like they did in 2007 and derailed their campaign. India will look to carry the momentum as they are looking best side in the tournament so far.
India has been on a roll in this CWC as they have won their all 3 contests and are coming Victorious from a highly anticipated and hyped match against Pakistan at Ahmedabad. The team will look to tick all the boxes match by match as anything can happen in the CWC. The other night we saw how ENG got defeated from Afghanistan and Bangladesh is a very decent ODI side in all fareness. The question will be who will play in the Pune as Shardul is looking off-colour in the WC and bowled just 2 over vs Pakistan so they might be tempted to play Shami or even Ashwin. The extra attacking batter at 8 might give Shardul another chance.
Bangladesh started the tournament with a Bang vs Afghanistan but has been bang average after that. Many gave Bangladesh an outside chance of being in the top 4 before the tournament. They would like to get their campaign on track and end the ICC tournament jinx vs Ind. After the 2019 CWC Bangladesh has defeated India 3 times in 4 encounters and this record might give them some confidence. Bangladeshi Top order has been a case of concern for them as the young guns likes of Liton, Naim, and Hasan have been averaging less than 30 since the Asia Cup and they have very little experience at the top, especially after the exclusion of Tamim Iqbal. The pace trio of Bangladesh is very good at the moment with 3 bowlers are bowling 135/140+ KMPH for them. Shoriful Islam will be a bright prospect for them.
Predicted Playing XI
Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami/Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
The Pitch at Pune will be a good wicket for batting and will provide some movement at the start of the innings, especially under the lights. Pune is an open ground so the ball will travel more fast here and sideways movement will be a factor here. Due might not come here so batting 1st can be a good option here.
- Total matches Played – 7
- Matches won batting first – 4
- Matches won bowling first -3
- Average 1st Inns scores – 307
- Average 2nd Inns scores – 281
Players To Watch Out For
Jasprit Bumrah: Bumrah the name itself is a terror for modern-day batters and he becomes more dangerous when he is in good rhythm. Bumrah currently is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament and is coming from a Man of the Match performance vs arch-rivals Pakistan. He will look to continue this glorious form and win more matches for the team.
Virat Kohli: The run machine will look to continue his good form further in this tournament as he has scored over 150 runs in the tournament at an average of 78. He will be keen to score his 3rd CWC century which India has been waiting from 2015. Pune is Kohli’s happy hunting Ground.
Shoriful Islam: Bangladesh’s tall and talented left-arm pacer is a bright prospect for the future and can be a big threat for India. He uses angles very well with a high release point and gets some swing at the top.
Shakib Al Hasan: When the Bangladesh Cricket team plays the first pick for the key players has to be Shakib Al Hasan. An all-time great who has got 300+ wickets and 7000+ runs is a must in any modern-day odi side. He especially with his bowling can be Lethal for Bangladesh as his armour troubled India in Bangladesh during the 2022 tour.
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