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Chattogram Stadium pitch report: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium pitch report for IND vs BAN 3rd ODI

Gurpreet Singh

Chattogram Stadium pitch report: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium pitch report for IND vs BAN 3rd ODI

An injured Rohit Sharma onslaught during the second ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday, was not enough as India not only lost the encounter by 5 runs, but the three-match series as well.

With the win, the hosts have not only registered their second consecutive ODI series victory against India, but have also extended their stellar run in the format at home. Since 2015, Bangladesh have won 12 of the 13 bilateral ODI series at home.

The action will now move to Chattogram, where the two sides will play the third and final ODI at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, on December 10 (Saturday).

The big news from the Indian camp is that Rohit Sharma will miss the final ODI due to his left thumb injury, as he will leave for Mumbai to consult an expert. Also, Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen will not be available for selection due to injuries.

As for Bangladesh, they now have a wonderful opportunity to clean sweep India for the first time in ODI history.

Chattogram Stadium pitch report

The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram will host its first ODI match after nearly a 10-month gap. Afghanistan had defeated hosts Bangladesh by 7 wickets during the last ODI at this venue in February.

The Chattogram stadium pitch has traditionally been spin-friendly, and expect the same during the third ODI between Bangladesh and India on Saturday.

The average score across the 23 completed ODIs at this venue since the year 2006 stands at 233 runs, with innings total above the 300-run mark breached mere twice till date.

Expect Bangladesh to yet again operate with their spin heavy attack on Saturday as well, with the track likely to offer significant turn throughout the match duration. India might as well be tempted to bring in Shahbaz Ahmed in the playing XI, with Deepak Chahar out.

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh


Gurpreet Singh is a Cricket writer at The Sportsrush. His platonic relationship with sports had always been there since childhood, but Cricket managed to strike a special, intimate nerve of his heart. Although his initial dream of playing the sport at the highest level couldn't come to fruition, Gurpreet did represent the state of Jharkhand at the under-14 level. However, almost like taking a pledge to never let the undying passion for Cricket fade away even a tad, he made sure to continue the love relationship by assigning the field of journalism as an indirect Cupid. He thus, first finished his bachelor's in journalism and then pursued the PG Diploma course in English journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Soon after and since 2019, he has been working at The Sportsrush. Apart from sports, he takes keen interest in politics, and in understanding women and gender-related issues.

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