The first ODI of the three Match one day Series will be played between India and Bangladesh, at Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium Ground in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The match will start at 11:30 AM IST.
After the series against New Zealand, now it's time for India’s tour of Bangladesh, where they will be playing 3 one day Internationals and 2 test matches in the series. Senior players Like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul Will be joining back after being given a break for the New Zealand series.
This tour is crucial and Career defining for the Indian Captain Rohit Sharma, as his performances have been meek for quite some time now. KL Rahul has also been struggling with the bat for a long time accomplishing way below his potential, as his form has been dipping since his comeback from injury.
The Indian openers have ceased to create a strong foundation, due to which the middle order has been crumbling under pressure and finding it extremely difficult to contribute fearlessly. It is the job of the openers to give a sound start so that the middle order Can capitalise on it. Team India need to put their heads together with the management and Chalk out a solid strategy before heading towards the World Cup, that will be played In home conditions.
The most important thing- in order to construct a strong team and gel well with each other, India needs to inculcate a culture of togetherness, stop taking breaks and insist on senior players playing all the matches before the World Cup. The World Cup being just 10 months away, the concern is palpable and needs to be addressed immediately not only for the present series but also for the future well-being of the Indian team.
On the other hand, not taking the Bangladesh team lightly would be a smart thing to do as they not only have a strong trajectory in one day cricket format but also possess young impressive talent like Litton Kumar Das, Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan who can create huge impact and defend their side. Not to forget that Shakib Al Hasan has also remained the number one all-rounder for many years in the ICC rankings. One of their main bowlers Mushfiqur Rahman has been giving Steller performances consistently and frequently. His slower off cutters are a difficult proposition to pick and he can give you a real hard time. Bangladesh side cannot be treated as a pushover-so expect a hard-fought series.
TFG Fantasy Stars for IND vs BAN :
Rohit Sharma is a sweet timer of a cricket ball, can cut the ball With precision through the offside and also Plays stunning pull shot through square leg. When he is in full flow he is a virtual delight, specially while playing cracking cover drives through the covers. He is predominantly a front foot player but plays equally well Off the back foot. If he gets going in this series there will be no better game to watch. Rohit has played 233 one day International matches, scored 90376 runs with the bat, with an average of 48.58 and a strike rate of 89.18 in his one-day International career so far. Although he is not in his best form but as they say-form is temporary Class is permanent.
KL Rahul Plays a dashing square cut on the offside and his back foot Punches through deep mid -wicket are terrific. A player with lot of pedigree, he also plays a brilliant sweep shot. Rahul has played 45 One day International matches, scored 1665 runs with the bat, with an average of 45.00 and a strike rate of 87.86 in his One day International career so far.
Virat Kohli is an Indian cricket legend. He can play the straight drive as straight as an arrow down the ground and can also thread the needle through the covers with the cover drive. His appointment Short arm jab Over mid-off and a class player of spin, his imperious Lofted extra cover drive with the spin Is a thing of extreme class . Kohli has played 262 One day International matches, scored 12344 runs with the bat, with an average of 57 .68 and a strike rate of 92.83 in his One day International career so far.
Tamim Iqbal, one day format captain of Bangladesh is an experienced Seasoned cricketer. He cuts the ball impressively over point and plays the straight drive mighty well Off the front foot Straight down the ground. He also plays a thumping pull shot In front of square leg and is a brilliant player of spin bowling Specially using his feet brilliantly well against the spinners. He is a player with elegance and has been of good service to Bangladesh cricket. Tamim has played 231 one day International matches, scored 8074 runs with the bat, with an average of 37.03 and a strike rate of 78.65 in his One-day International career so far.
Litton Das can cut the powerfully through the offside and play a Smashing cover drive through the covers. His flick shot through the on side are striking and he has all the credentials of becoming a great asset for Bangladesh cricket. Litton has played 57 ODI International matches, scored 1835 runs with the bat, with an average of 35.28 and a strike rate of 88.60 in his ODI International career so far. Watch out for this serious player with a calm temperament.
Shakib Al Hasan is a good player of both front and the back foot. Besides playing class cover drives through the covers he plays a marvellous Pick up pull over the onside. He also plays a delicate uppercut over the top of the keepers head and his Late cuts against the spinners are fantastic. Fulcrum of Bangladesh batting, Hassan has played 221 One day International matches, scored 6755 runs with the bat, with an average of 37.73, a strike rate of 82. 25, 285 wickets taken with the ball and an Economy rate of 4.44, a bowling average of 29.47 Including a strike rate of 39.8 with the ball in his One-day International career so far.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami.
Possible 11: BAN
Tamim Iqbal, Litton das, Shakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hossain Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed.
TFG Fantasy Picks for India vs Bangladesh