New Delhi: With India and Bangladesh set to lock horns in next match of T20 World Cup on Wednesday, fans are anxiously waiting for the all-important clash. Team India will have to snatch victory in the game to keep hopes & chances bright for entry into the semi-final and ward off last minute calculations.
India Vs Bangladesh at Adelaide on November 2 becomes more important in light of Team India losing to South Africa in Perth.
India was close to sealing its semi-final berth but the shock defeat against South Africa upset its chances of clean entry in semis. Going forward, India has a good batting line-up but lately it has looked vulnerable.
KL Rahul & Rohit Sharma, not firing from the front, has hampered team’s ability to put up a good total. This has burdened the players coming after openers including Virat Kohli & Suryakumar yadav. Bowling department has been good, with solid performance from Arshdeep, Bhuvneshwar & Shami.
IND vs BAN: Pitch Report
The Adelaide pitch looks batting friendly. Though 160 is the average score here, a higher run chase is not ruled out. Spinners will get some advantage here.
IND vs BAN: Match Details
Time: November 2, 1:30 PM
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Live Stream: Star Sports
IND vs BAN: Fantasy Picks
Captain – Virat Kohli
Vice-captain – Suryakumar Yadav
Wicketkeeper – Rishabh Pant
Bowlers – Mustafizur, Arshdeep
Batters – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul
IND vs BAN: Match Prediction
Though, India looks in commanding condition, shock defeats can’t be ruled out. Minnows like Zimbabwe played a big spoiler this season and ruined Pakistan’s chances of a berth in semi-final. Therefore, assessing Bangladesh as weaker team would be a mistake.
Still, India looks more settled than Bangladesh and is the clear favourite to win the match.
IND vs BAN: Playing XIs
IND: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh
BAN: Najmul Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Yasir Ali, Affif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mossadek Hossein, Hasan Mahmud