India vs Bangladesh: Match preview, Playing XI and other details
The ICC World Cup 2019 is reaching its business end as Bangladesh take on India in the match number 40 at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday. The match is important for both sides, as India are looking to seal a spot in semis, while a loss for Bangladesh would bring their campaign to an end. Meanwhile, we present the match preview and other details.
The previous tie saw Bangladesh registering a win over Afghanistan. Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan by 62 runs, as they kept their hopes of qualifying for semis alive. On the other hand, India succumbed to England by 31 runs, and it was their opening loss of the tournament. Men in Blue would look to bounce back tomorrow and stomp their authority over the Tigers.
In the World Cup to date, both the teams have met on three occasions, as Bangladesh have scripted a solitary win, while India have won twice. In England, both have clashed once, with India winning it. As for their head-to-head clashes, both the teams have come across 35 times, with Bangladesh winning five times, while India have scripted 29 victories.
While the opening two matches saw moderate totals being scored, Sunday saw a high-scoring flat track. Thus, chances are we would witness another batsmen friendly pitch. Also, the short boundaries could play a crucial role in the match tomorrow. Both the teams are likely to go with a batting-heavy playing XI. The team winning the toss would like to bat first.
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (captain), Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah. Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket-keeper), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman.
Following are the key battles that could make the match even thrilling to watch: Rohit Sharma vs Mohammad Saifuddin Virat Kohli vs Mustafizur Rahman MS Dhoni vs Mehidy Hasan Hardik Pandya vs Shakib Al Hasan Mushfiqur Rahim vs Mohammed Shami Tamim Iqbal vs Jasprit Bumrah
Match: Bangladesh vs India Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham Time: 3:00 PM IST Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1, 2, Select 1 and other regional languages channels of Star Sports. Where to watch (Online): Hotstar