ICC World Cup 2019: Match 40, Bangladesh vs India, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
Vijay Shankar has been ruled out due to a toe injury and Mayank Agarwal will be joining the team.
Published - Jul 1, 2019 3:35 pm | Updated - Sep 23, 2019 1:25 pm
After England’s victory over India at the Edgbaston, the road ahead for Bangladesh in the 2019 World Cup has become tougher. With triumphs over South Africa, Windies and Afghanistan, Mashrafe Mortaza’s men haven’t been short of oomph and energy. However, a lot of calculations need to go in their favour in order for them to qualify for the semis. Their next match is against India in Birmingham.
KL Rahul and MS Dhoni’s century in the warm-up match in Cardiff would be on the Tigers’ mind. But going by their go-getter-attitude, Bangladesh is expected to pounce on their prey, who is a bit more stronger to them on paper. The test won’t be easy though. India, on the other hand, is yet to cement their spot in the semis and Virat Kohli and Co would be hoping to do that in the upcoming contest.
The weather is clear for tomorrow’s encounter. There are no chances of rain and the sun will be out throughout game time. There will be 45 cloud cover, but it’s not threatening by any means. The temperature will be in between the 16 and 20 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be in the 60s at the start and will gradually come down to the 40s by the close of play.
The pitch in Birmingham was spin friendly in the Pakistan-New Zealand match. But in the previous match, the spinners were taken to the cleaners and the batsmen weaved their magic. If a track like the last game gets dished out then, another high-scoring encounter is on the cards. Teams are likely to bat first after winning the toss as most of their wins have come while defending.
The Tigers are most likely to retain their eleven from the last game. The move to send Soumya Sarkar in the middle-order didn’t work in the last match. Even Liton Das couldn’t deliver, opening the batting for the first time in the tournament. Tamim Iqbal has gotten himself among the runs but needs a stable opening partner. Shakib Al Hasan is in prime form, but the Tigers can’t put too much pressure on him.
Mushfiqur Rahim has silently done his job, getting 327 runs at 65.40. Mahmudullah hasn’t disappointed either. Their bowling has tended to crumble when up against quality batting lineups. All the three pacers- Mustafizur, Mashrafe and Saifuddin- have leaked runs at an economy of over six. Moreover, the Tigers haven’t been able to pick up wickets in the powerplay and that’s a major area of concern.
Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mustafizur Rahman
India may field the same eleven despite their loss in the last match. It’s high time that KL Rahul makes use of the chances he has been getting at the top of the order. Rohit Sharma came back to form after a couple of failures. Virat Kohli is amongst the runs but now would dearly wish to get a century after five consecutive 50 plus scores. Meanwhile, Vijay Shankar has been ruled out owing to a toe injury.
It means that Rishabh Pant is likely to be persisted with, provided the management doesn’t think about bringing in Dinesh Karthik. MS Dhoni needs to up his game at the earliest. The onus will also be on Kedar Jadhav to show consistency. In the bowling lineup, Shami has been exceptional with 13 wickets. Bumrah has been immaculate as well. Chahal and Kuldeep will be keen to make amends after a poor outing.
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Probable Top Performer
Bangladesh – Shakib Al Hasan | India — Rohit Sharma
TV – Star Sports
Match Timings – 15:00 IST; 10:30 local
The prediction is for India to win the match.