Saturday, March 25, 2023

third ODI: A mighty probability for Bangladesh to inflict collection sweep on India

India, fighting accidents and fitness-related issues, can be decided to keep away from being on the unsuitable finish of a whitewash towards Bangladesh by successful the ultimate One-Day Worldwide (ODI) of the three-match collection right here on Saturday.

Bangladesh, driving on two contrasting but sensible knocks from Mehidy Hasan Miraz, has already sealed the collection after successful the primary two matches however a 3-0 win can be a historic first for Bangladesh. It should additionally considerably dent the visiting crew’s confidence forward of the Take a look at collection beginning right here in lower than per week’s time (December 14).

For India, there have been 20 cricketers initially out there for this collection. However now solely 14 can be found for the third ODI.

Kuldeep Yadav has been flown into Chattogram on an SOS foundation because the Indian bowling assault appears to be like skinny on expertise. It’s to be seen whether or not India brings in Ishan Kishan into the taking part in XI as an opener or whether or not stand-in skipper Okay. L. Rahul, who’s now a delegated middle-order batter-keeper on this format, decides to advertise himself similar to he did through the tour of South Africa.

Groups (from)

Bangladesh: Litton 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.

India: Okay. L. Rahul (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Mohammed Siraj, Rajat Patidar, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav.

Match begins: 11:30 am IST.

The opposite choice is constant with Virat Kohli-Shikhar Dhawan mixture and get Rahul Tripathi, who may bowl some cutters, within the taking part in XI. If the crew administration goes for a pure batter relatively than a utility participant, then the fashionable Rajat Patidar may get his first recreation for India.

There isn’t a back-up pacer who may change Deepak Chahar, and the crew may not have an choice however to fall again to all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed, who could possibly be the sixth bowling choice.

India’s five-pronged bowling assault can be Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel. With no Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami or Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian bowling unit’s efficiency on the back-end has been removed from spectacular. Within the first match, the loss of life bowling was poor with just one wicket to get and 51 runs nonetheless required, whereas within the second recreation, Bangladesh scored 200-plus runs after being six down for 69.

Within the second recreation, Chahar’s breakdown with one other hamstring damage prompted skipper Rohit Sharma to make a terse assertion about how one must unravel the difficulty to seek out out why so many gamers (quick bowlers particularly) are getting injured.

Whereas a full-strength Bangladesh will begin as favorite within the ultimate recreation, the larger fear would be the type of Rahul, the skipper. His file, save for the ODI collection win towards a below-par Zimbabwe, has been dismal and the very last thing he would want is one other whitewash towards his title after the tour of South Africa.

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