Pune (EMS). Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team will take the field on Thursday with the intention of winning against Bangladesh in the ODI World Cup cricket match. Having won all its three matches so far, the Indian team is at the top of the points table. His morale has also increased. The Indian team has defeated Australia in the first match, Afghanistan in the second and Pakistan in the third. Now the aim of the Indian team will be to register its fourth consecutive win in the tournament by defeating Bangladesh. Considering the way England and South Africa have faced defeats against new teams recently, the Indian team will not make the mistake of taking Bangladesh lightly. Anyway, Bangladesh has defeated India in three of the last four ODIs. This also includes one match of Asia Cup.
Indian team’s opening batsman Rohit will maintain his aggressive stance. At the same time, top order batsmen Shubhman Gill and Virat Kohli would also like to play big innings in this match. Rohit has scored the most runs for India so far with his brilliant innings of 86 and 131 runs in the last two matches. He played century innings of 86 runs against Pakistan and 131 runs against Afghanistan.
India are at the top position in the points table and they will aim to maintain it. Rohit’s partner Shubman would also like to prove himself by playing big innings in the World Cup. He has been in good form since the beginning of this year. Virat could not score runs against Pakistan but he scored half-centuries in the first two matches. Virat scored 85 runs against Australia and 55 not out against Afghanistan.
Whereas middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer has increased the depth of Indian batting by scoring an unbeaten half-century against Pakistan. It will not be easy for the Bangladeshi bowlers to stop the Indian team on the batting pitch. If we look at the statistics, the Indian team has been able to win only four out of seven matches on this ground, so the team will leave no stone unturned here. The command of bowling will remain with Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav. Till now, it has been very difficult for the Indian bowlers to score runs in this World Cup.
On the other hand, it will be most difficult for Bangladesh bowlers to stop Rohit. Rohit is in great form so far. It is a matter of relief for Bangladesh that their captain Shakib Al Hasan has recovered from his injury and is ready to play. Bangladesh’s morale has fallen due to the win in the first match of the World Cup and the subsequent two defeats. Now she would not like to lose for the third consecutive match. Due to this, the path to the semi-finals will become difficult for him. In the first three matches, wicketkeeper batsmen Liton Das and Mehdi Hasan Miraj scored half-centuries but young batsmen like Nazmul Hasan Shanto and Tauheed Hriday failed. Only Mushfiqur Rahim has been able to play big innings in the middle order so far. Talking about bowling, experienced fast bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman have not been able to find rhythm. Which is a matter of trouble for the team. In such a situation, it will be difficult for Bangladesh to control the Indian batsmen.
Both the teams are as follows:
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, S Iyer, HH Pandya, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), RA Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, JJ Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, KL Yadav.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Tauheed Hridoy, Tanjeed Hasan, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Mahmudullah, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed.
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