India know that another win against Bangladesh tonight will all but guarantee a berth in the final, as Rohit Sharma’s men will look to use this match as a chance to test a few players.
The likes of Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel will surely get a game tonight, as India will look them opportunities and see how to work out.
Shikhar Dhawan will be rested, as his wonderful form gives him the liberty to sit out this match and be fresh for the final.
Rohit Sharma (captain)
Rohit needs some runs under his belt, as his poor form is starting to get worrisome for the team management. After a sensational 2017, Rohit has so far struggled this year, and needs to put things right at least in the limited overs format.
Rahul got a game in the last match, and will be expected to get another shot in place of Dhawan. With Rohit in poor form, a good knock from Rahul could possibly see him come in place of Rohit for the final.
Raina has flickered, but not yet caught fire since his return to the Indian side. The left hander knows that a substantial innings here can propel him back into the Indian team for good.
Pandey will surely get another chance, as the Karnataka batsman will be looking to cement himself in the Indian middle order.
Dinesh Karthik (wk)
In spite of knowing that MSD will come in his place in England, DK should contribute more with the bat to build a case for him to be considered part of the Indian middle order.
Hooda should finally get a chance in this match, as the all-rounder will need to take his opportunity and hit a home run.
Yuzvendra Chahal’s poor form will see him dropped for this match, which means Axar Patel should get another match.
India’s standout bowler in this series, Sundar will want to continue his brilliant form with the ball against Bangladesh.
Shankar has been hot and cold this series and will need to show a little bit more to challenge the current Indian first team bowlers. His batting needs to be seen to discuss the possibility of replacing Hardik Pandya.
Sahrdul Thakur will be rested and Siraj should be given a chance to shine with the ball against Bangladesh tonight.
The leader of this bowling attack, Unadkat will be expected to put in a superb display tonight against Bangladesh.