Thursday, March 30, 2023

IND vs BAN 2nd ODI preview: Seniors face warmth as India stares at collection defeat

Having did not take the final wicket when Bangladesh wanted greater than 50 runs, Indian bowlers couldn’t ship however there is no such thing as a denying the truth that a star-studded batting line-up wants to indicate extra accountability.

The final time India performed a bilateral collection in Bangladesh was again in 2015 when underneath Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the crew misplaced the three-match collection 1-2 and the one win got here within the useless third rubber.

Historical past may repeat itself on the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium if spinners Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraj can as soon as once more preserve the Indian batters underneath wraps between overs 11-40.

That was the true interval of wrestle for all Indian batters, save KL Rahul (73 off 70 balls) who was the perfect participant on present within the opening sport.

Whereas there are nonetheless 10 months left for the ODI World Cup, it’s not but clear what precisely can be Indian crew’s strategy.

The talks round adopting a “fearless approach” has been occurring for a while however its implementation has solely been sporadic. At occasions, adapting to circumstances and reacting to conditions has acquired extra prominence.

The observe at Mirpur wasn’t precisely a batting magnificence but it surely additionally didn’t warrant a rating of 186.

The erstwhile choice committee’s choice to relaxation each Shubman Gill and Sanju Samson for this collection has been equally baffling.

The logic given by the previous chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma was that on account of a brief turnaround from New Zealand, they’ve picked a recent bunch of gamers for the collection.

Gill wasn’t part of T20 World Cup and likewise didn’t play the T20 collection in New Zealand (he was a part of the squad although) and therefore leaving him out was baffling.

One of many issues with the Indian prime order gamers is that they’re accelerating the run-rate however on the identical time consuming far more dot deliveries than they need to.

Within the match in opposition to Bangladesh, dot balls price greater than 25 overs had been consumed whilst they batted for lower than 42 overs.

If the eight overs that they couldn’t bat is taken into consideration, the crew missed out on scoring off nearly 200 balls.

In modern-day cricket, when England is altering the foundations of engagement throughout codecs in each sense, the Indian crew is taking one step ahead and 4 backwards.

The concept of handing the gloves to KL Rahul wasn’t about rising flexibility within the crew however to make sure that each Rahul and Dhawan may very well be fitted in the identical enjoying XI, going into the World Cup.

Samson, one of the vital flamboyant gamers, wasn’t even picked for this collection and Ishan Kishan, who scored a 93 in his final ODI collection, regardless of being a specialist keeper-batter was benched.

Rajat Patidar and Rahul Tripathi within the transient interval they’ve been picked within the Indian crew have been travellers and it’s nonetheless not clear how the crew administration plans to check these children earlier than pruning the record to could also be 18-20.

The robust calls haven’t but been taken by coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma and it doesn’t seem like it will likely be taken any time quickly.


India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain and wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tripathi, Rajat Patidiar.

Bangladesh: Litton Kumer Das, Anamul Hague Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Yasir All Chowdhury, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Nasum Ahmed, Mahmud Ullah, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shoriful Islam.

Match begins: 11:30 am IST.

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