India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup: All you need to knowLast updated on Sep 21, 2018, 01:43 pm
The Super Four of the Asia Cup 2018 is finally here and a cracking game would start the proceedings.
India will be up against Bangladesh in a crucial battle today.
Bangladesh come into this game after losing against Afghanistan in their Pool B match on Thursday.
Meanwhile, India have a 100% record after beating Hong Kong and Pakistan in Pool A.
India go into the game brimming with confidence
India thumped Pakistan on Wednesday and will be confident of continuing their winning streak.
The pace bowling looks strong with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah firing for Team India.
The wrist spinners have done a wonderful job, as well.
Shikhar Dhawan has been among the runs.
India will want to dominate the game from the word go and will not take the Tigers lightly.
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Tigers need to come back stronger
The manner in which the Bangladeshi team surrendered momentum and lost against Afghanistan highlighted their blip.
They cannot afford such a performance in the Super Four matches.
Bangladesh need to break their mental barrier and come strong against India.
They have an able squad who could do the job against any side. Consistency is what the Bangladesh side lacks.
Khaleel or Jadeja could come into the starting XI
Injury issues have seen India calling in three new faces.
Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul and Ravindra Jadeja are the new entrants in the squad.
Hardik Pandya's series-ending injury means India need to find an able option to replace him in the Playing XI.
Pacer Khaleel Ahmed may get a game again or Jadeja could seal the spot, given his all-round attributes.
Key battles: India vs Bangladesh
Mustafizur Rahman versus Rohit Sharma promises to be an exciting affair.
Fizz could cause trouble with his accuracy and pace and Rohit will be aiming to stand tall.
Shakib Al Hasan versus Ambati Rayudu could be a top notch battle.
Shakib is in supreme form with the ball, whereas, Rayudu is an excellent player of spin.
Probable XI- India vs Bangladesh
Probable India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.
Probable Bangladesh XI: Nazmul Hossain, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.
Stat attack: India vs Bangladesh
India and Bangladesh have played 33 ODIs with the former winning 27.
India are ranked 2nd in the ICC ODI Rankings to Bangladesh's 7th.
Mustafizur has 13 wickets in 4 matches versus India.
Rohit has scored two centuries in his last 5 outings against Bangladesh.
Bangladesh have beaten India only once in multiple-team tournaments (1 out of 8 encounters).
TV listing, timing and conditions
The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports network in both English and Hindi commentary. The match is scheduled for a 5:00 PM start and is being held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The conditions are expected to be hot and humid.