The Second ODI of the three Match One day Series will be played between India and Bangladesh, at Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket, Stadium Mirpur Dhaka, in Bangladesh. The match will start at 11:30 AM IST.
In the first cliffhanger of a match, Bangladesh standing captain Litton Kumar das won the toss, put India to bat and beat them by 1 wicket. The Indians were off to a shaky start losing their first three wickets for a score of mere 50 runs in the 1st 10 overs of the match.
After this initial jolt they just couldn’t recover and lost wickets in heaps. KL Rahul was the only batsman who stuck it out for the Indian team and made 73 runs off 70 balls. The rest were an abundant disappointment.
Though the Indian team was bundled out for a score of just 186 runs, but their terrific job with bowling tight lines and lengths, making it difficult for the Bangladesh batsman to score runs, picking up wickets at regular intervals and pursed 9 wickets, cannot be undermined.
All this contribution was wiped out by the incredible 51 run partnership between Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman that led Bangladesh side towards the well-deserved victory. Having said that, it would have been a different story and a happy ending for India, had KL Rahul not dropped the catch of Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Rohit Sharma not made the mistake to have a part time wicketkeeper behind the stumps.
It made no sense to shelve Ishan Kishan the specialist wicketkeeper in the Squad. Had he been behind the stumps Mehidy’s catch would have been a regulation catch for him.
Now moving towards the second one day international, it's important that if India get a chance to bat first, studying the pitch condition, they should strive to score at least 280 to 270 runs. And if they get to bowl first they should try to dismiss the Bangladesh batsmen for a score of 160 or less. The Indian batsmen need to have a sense of responsibility while they are batting out there in the middle. Specially the opening combinations need to give a solid start, stop playing reckless shots under pressure and seriously, Rohit Sharma needs to be ousted out of captaincy from both one day as well as T20.
Looking at both the form and record- Hardik Pandya should be given a chance to lead in both the formats. Pandya has so far captained India in 5 T20 matches, won four and having a tie out of the 5T20 matches. He was also victorious in the one-day match against West Indies as a Captain. As far as his skill and strategy for captaincy goes, he has more to offer then Rohit Sharma.
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Rohit Sharma can play a tanning cut shot and pull the ball outstandingly well through mid-wicket. He can play glorious cover drive. When he is on song he is pure class to watch. if he settles down there will be fireworks of fours and sixes. Sharma has played 234 One day International matches, scored 9403 runs with the bat, with an average of 48.58 and a strike rate of 89.17 in his one day international career so far.
KL Rahul is an excellent timer of a cricket ball, plays a fabulous Square cut Square through the off side and hits a classy back foot punch through backward point. He also plays a beautiful flick both through the onside and the legside, and also plays a powerful cut shot off the back foot over the off side. Rahul has played 46 One day International matches, scored 1738 runs with the bat, with an average of 45.73 and a strike rate of 88.44 in his One day international career so far.
Virat Kohli is an important cog in the Indian batting line up and plays some jaw dropping cover drives through the covers. He can also play some imperious straight drives through mid -on and mid- off with glorious front foot punch straight through covers. Kohli has played 263 One day International matches, scored 12353 runs with the bat, with an average of 57 .45 and a strike rate of 92.80 in his one day International career so far.
Mehidy Hossain Miraz is more than a handy cricketer, he can ball remarkable well with the ball and score some quick runs with the bat. His cut and pull shots through the offside are impressive and he can sweep the ball well through deep mid-wicket against the spinners. He is a fearless one. has played 65 one day International matches, scored 653 runs with the bat, with an average of 20.40 and a strike rate of 75.05 in his one-day International career so far.
Litton DAS can play the cut shot well through the offside and can also nudge the ball with soft hands into gaps. He can smash the ball through the covers. He has played 58 ODI International matches, scored 1876 runs with the bat, with an average of 35.39 and a strike rate of 87.91 in his ODI International career so far.
Shakib Al Hasan is a stylish cricketer who can contribute equally well both with the bat and the ball. He plays a thumping pull shot and an authoritative cut shot through the offside. He also plays a mighty good straight drive with the spin straight over the top of the bowler’s head. Brilliant in the field, all in all a three-dimensional cricketer. He has played 222 One day International matches, scored 6784 runs with the bat, with an average of 37.68 and a strike rate of 82. 23. He has taken 290 wickets with the ball, with an Economy rate of 4.43, With a bowling average of 29.9 Including a strike rate of 39.3 with the ball in his One-day International career so far.
Possible 11: IND
Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Sen.
Possible 11 : BAN
Litton das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hossain Miraz, Ebadat Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Afif Hossain.
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