India takes on Bangladesh in the World Cup which will be the deciding encounter for Bangladesh upon their existence in the World Cup. On the other hand, India will like to win this and siege one of the top 4 spots for itself
India seemed to be invincible in this tournament, but some desperate performance from England ensured that nobody is greater than the game itself. There are many concerns that have come forward, Shikhar Dhawan is the biggest missed factor when India is not able to get solid starts. Rohit Sharma is under serious pressure. Skip Virat Kohli is not able to convert the 50s to 100s. Dhoni is not able to provide enough with his bat as per the demands of situations. Pandya looks good but not capitalizing at the start. The middle order is a question mark. Bowling has been decent, but India needs to find some solution for its middle order jinx.
Key Players: Rohit, Kohli, Shami, Bumrah.
Bangladesh is undoubtedly on a roll and arguably the best Bangladeshi combination representing in this World Cup over the years. Tamim Iqbal experience top of the order, likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahamadullah have helped the side time and again to reach new heights, and this World Cup they have certainly raised the bar for themselves. Mustafizur Rahman has also found a good rhythm and his variations are quite subtle for the batsmen. The performances of young guns like Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das has also made the opposition teams consider Bangladesh a serious threat.
Key Players: Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman.
Date: Tuesday, 2nd July 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST, 010:30 pm local.
Venue: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham.
Head to Head:
India 29 – Bangladesh 5
Tied: 0 No result: 1
In World Cup: 3
Ties: 0 No Result: 0
Weather is predicted to be clear and np rains expected in the forecast. The temperature will be between 16 and 20 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be in the 60s at the start and will gradually come down to the 40s by the game gets over.
The pitch here is generally good for batting. The side winning the toss will look to bat first and have a mammoth total on the board. While defending the captain will have to keep a lot of backup plans and options ready if some of them backfire.
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mustafizur Rahman