The Indian team is eager to make amends for the unbeaten run at the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, which was halted by host England, against a spirited Bangladeshi side.
India’s 31-run defeat on Sunday, June 30, was just the third defeat in the ICC World Cup this decade. While the defeat did not affect the second-placed team’s position in the scoreboard, the Indian team must win at least one of their last two games to progress smoothly into the top four.
Against England, breaks in Indian gameplay came to the fore. A lackluster performance by the Spin Department in conjunction with the approach of the middle order to a failed chase will be a point of contention to achieve a quick regroupment.
The hot and cold tournament in Bangladesh has now led to victories in both games remaining and hope for a positive result from the next match in New Zealand. While her batting team showed fighting feelings and scored consistently high scores, the bowling division has failed them in crisis situations.
The team is strengthened by the possible return of Mahmudullah to the middle tier, who is recovering quickly from his calf injury and is expected to make it to the XI.
Bangladesh Key Player : Shakib Al Hasan
As during the entire tournament, Bangladesh will rely heavily on its talisman all-rounder to persevere. Shakib, who is currently ranked third in the tournament’s run getters list, will be crucial for Bangladesh in a win over an Indian team expected to be harshly reunited. His unflappable mid-overs, paired with his clever left-arm spin, could be crucial for a potentially high-scoring game.
Indian Key Player: Rohit Sharma
The Indian kick-off peaked at just the right time, leaving three centuries behind, though it had little form before the tournament. He might not be in great shape against England, but he made sure he came to an end and headed for India alongside Virat Kohli. Rohit’s only World Cup game against Bangladesh took place in the quarter-finals of 2015, when his 137th India led to the next round. Given its recent form, India will be confident that it will come up with something similar in Birmingham.
Weather Conditions | Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
It is expected to be sunny today in Birmingham, with little rain probability. After more than 300 hits in both games of the match between England and India, the surface of Edgbaston could produce another match that will lead to serious results.
Bangladesh vs India Squads
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