Bangladesh vs India Match Prediction: The Sportsrush present before you the Match Prediction of warm-up match between BAN vs IND.
The 5-day warm-up schedule for the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup is set to come to an end on Tuesday when India and Bangladesh square off for the culminating encounter. Played just two days before the riveting tournament gets underway, the clash between the two Asian countries couldn’t have come at a better time.
For India especially, this is a match where they need to iron out some pressing issues. Playing under heavy cloud cover, the Indian batting order once again bowed down in front of a pure exhibition of pace bowling. Failing to get bat onto the bouncing and swinging ball, soft dismissal were the story of the day for the Asian giants.
Elsewhere, for Bangladesh the match is a massive opportunity to test themselves against a side of India’s stature. Their first practice match against Pakistan was called out without a ball being bowled due to harsh weather conditions and they’ll be looking to make the most of their time out in the middle against India.
Bangladesh vs India – Pitch Report
There are chances of this match being hampered due to relentless rain with the likelihood of heavy cloud cover high especially in the morning. The last practice match scheduled on the venue on Sunday was washed out and we could see another similar outcome here.
If rain stays away and we have a game of cricket, the surface overall will make for a fine viewing for batsmen. The heavy presence of clouds in the early period will see the bowlers extract something from the surface but overall this is going to swing in the batsmen favour.
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Expect India to bat first in familiar conditions that perturbed them the last time around as they look to get used to batting in rainy conditions.
Bangladesh vs India – Key Battles
Mashrafe Mortaza vs Virat Kohli
With 654 runs in 11 innings against Bangladesh, this is one of the many oppositions which Virat Kohli has loved plying his goods against at the biggest stage. Having being skittled cheaply in the previous encounter, Kohli would be disappointed with the way he failed to read a slower incoming delivery.
Kohli would like to make amends for that against Bangladesh. On the contrary, Bangladesh will be looking to deploy Mashrafe Mortaza against him. If Bangladesh get a chance to bowl first, the bowl will frisk about on the track and it’ll be the only period where Bangladesh can cause Kohli any kind of problems in the middle.
Mustafizur Rahman vs Rohit Sharma
After the woeful showing against New Zealand, all eyes are going to be how India’s batsmen cope up from their adversary and we’ve selected another important batsmen for the side. Opener Rohit Sharma has to be among the runs in the quadrennial event with him and Kohli’s fruitful partnerships being extremely vital for the country off late.
One bowler who can trouble him though from Bangladesh in Mustafizur Rahman. In 6 innings, Rohit has lost his wicket 3 times to the bowler, the highest he’s ever given his wicket to nay bowler from the country. Normally a country he always gets runs against, this is one bowler whose trajectory and guile on the bowl has always pummelled him.
Bangladesh vs India – What numbers suggest?
The two sides have till date come across each other 35 times with India ruling their encounter. They’ve won 29 matches with Bangladesh managing to come out with a win on just the 5 occasions. One match has also been abandoned owing to murk weather.
The last time the two sides met was in the Asia Cup last year. India had defeated Bangladesh on both the occasions under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. The first was a comfortable 7-wicket for India before they eventually made things difficult for themselves in the second fixture. Chasing 222, it took India till the last ball to scamper to a win by 3 wickets.
Bangladesh vs India – Match Prediction
The defeat at the hands of New Zealand was a massive setback to the Indian team who squandered a massive opportunity to announce themselves in emphatic fashion at the CWC. Under the leadership of Virat Kohli though, it’s a side which never knows when to give up, showing immense determination and grit always and the same will be displayed against Bangladesh.
Although Bangladesh are taking on one of the best sides in the world, their recent ODI wins against West Indies mean they have the ability to play good cricket. If they get to bowl first, they can trouble India with some deviation on the ball.
Overall though, India should come out of this encounter with a comfortable win and if we have a full 50 over match, India can easily score in excess of 300 batting first.