BAN vs IND Match Preview
Bangladesh's performances in the first two matches have followed a very similar pattern. The team has managed to bowl well and pick up early wickets before allowing India to get to a bigger total than expected. In return, Bangladesh's top order has not score many runs before being rescued and carried over the line by the lower order.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz was the hero for Bangladesh once more as scored a century at number 8 and then picked up two crucial wickets during the chase as well. Mahmudullah scored 77 as well and was integral to the partnership with Mehidy Hasan that eventually changed the course of the match.
Bangladesh will be hoping that its leading batters like Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mushfiqur Rahim can also get into the act. With the Bangladeshi bowling at its best in home conditions, even an average performance by the batters has a good chance of turning into a match-winning one.
Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Shakib Al Hasan all give Bangladesh four quality bowling options.
India will be without Rohit Sharma in this match and we think that may be a good thing. It will allow them to play one out of Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tripathi, or Rajat Patidar and give them a chance. India's white-ball teams are looking tired and need an injection of youth.
Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli have both struggled for runs so far. They will be under pressure to score in conditions that they are not the fondest of. Shreyas Iyer continues his brilliant ODI season and will be the premier wicket that Bangladesh is after.
KL Rahul at number five seems locked in for the time being as well.
Why Shardul Thakur was picked for this tour is anyone's guess but with injuries decimating the squad, he is also certain to play. In fact, India may be forced to play with five bowlers and add another batter to their lineup. Umran Malik, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, and Washington Sundar could be the five bowlers for India in this match.
The weather forecast for Chattogram on match day is excellent. There is no rain predicted and we should not have any interruptions.
As far as the pitch goes, we are hoping for a surface that is slightly better than what we saw in Dhaka.
That could allow the batters to play with a bit more freedom and target a score of around 280-300 in this match.
Bangladesh's Brilliant 2022
Bangladesh has won a series against India, South Africa, Afghanistan, and New Zealand this year. It is having one of its best-ever years of international cricket.
Rohit Sharma and Deepak Chahar picked up injuries in the previous match to add to the one that Kuldeep Sen picked up in the first match. That means India will have to make two changes at the very least. We think they will be forced to add two batters to their lineup and play with just the five bowlers.
BAN vs IND Probable 11
BAN Playing 11
- Anamul Haque
- Litton Das (C)
- Nazmul Hossain Shanto
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk)
- Afif Hossain
- Mahidy Hasan Miraz
- Nasum Ahmed
- Ebadot Hossain
- Mustafizur Rahman
IND Playing 11
- Rahul Tripathi
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Virat Kohli
- Shreyas Iyer
- KL Rahul (C)
- Rajat Patidar
- Washington Sundar
- Axar Patel
- Shardul Thakur
- Mohammad Siraj
- Umran Malik
We think India has a good chance of winning this match. The injuries may force it to play a deeper batting lineup and hopefully play with more freedom. Also, the surface in Chattogram could be better for batting than the one we saw in Dhaka.
Shreyas Iyer - A brilliant attacking 82 in the previous match kept India in the game. He is having his best year in ODI cricket yet and is in great form.
Mehidy Hasan - He is scoring runs with ease and picking up wickets every time he bowls. He is a no-brainer even if he is almost certainly going to be very highly owned.
Shikhar Dhawan - Dhawan is in poor form but we would not count him out just yet. He is relatively lower-owned but offers a lot of upside. As a left-hander, he could be crucial to India's fortunes.
BAN vs IND Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: I Kishan
Batters: Mahmudullah, V Kohli, S Dhawan, A Haque, S Iyer (C)
All-rounders: S Al Hasan, M Hasan Miraz (VC)
Bowlers: M Rahman, M Siraj, U Malik