ICC World Cup 2019: Warm-up Match 10, India vs Bangladesh, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
Vijay Shankar doesn’t have a fracture in his forearm and he may get a chance.
Updated - May 27, 2019 4:14 pm
India had a horrendous outing in their first-warm match of the World Cup against New Zealand at the Kennington Oval in London. The Men in Blue couldn’t handle the Kiwis fast bowlers, especially Trent Boult and got bowled out for a paltry 179. The bowlers tried hard but to no avail. Their second and final warm-up fixture is against Mashrafe Mortaza’s Bangladesh at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.
The Tigers, on the contrary, would be disappointed after their opening practice game against Pakistan didn’t see a single ball being bowled due to persistent rain. Mortaza’s men’s confidence would be on the higher side as only a few days ago, they beat the Windies in the final of the tri-nation ODI series in Ireland. They remained unbeaten and it was also their maiden victory in a multi-nation tournament.
There is a prediction of rain from 9 AM onwards and is speculated to continue until 7 PM. The atmosphere will be nice and cool with the numbers around the 17-degree mark. The humidity won’t be on the higher side.
The first warm-up saw 338 runs being scored by South Africa and even Sri Lanka scored at almost a run-a-ball. Only six out of the 20 completed ODIs were won by the team, batting first. A high-scoring affair seems to be on the cards tomorrow on a decent batting-wicket in Cardiff.
It’s high time India’s top three- Rohit, Dhawan and Virat- get some runs under their belt. The encounter is also a crucial one for KL Rahul in order to make the playing eleven in the main round. Vijay Shankar doesn’t have a fracture in his forearm and he may get a chance. Kedar Jadhav is another player who’ll want to get on to the field after recovering from the shoulder injury.
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal
The Tigers have an impressive bunch of players and it will be a challenge for the management to make a choice. It’ll be interesting to see who between Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar opens with Tamim Iqbal. Mosaddek doing well in the tri-series has also created a happy headache for the team. Newcomer Abu Jayed Rahi has done well in the limited opportunities and he will want to get another chance.
Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Liton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed Rahi
Probable Top Performer
Rohit Sharma – India | Soumya Sarkar – Bangladesh
TV – Star Sports
Match Timings – 15:00 IST; 10:30 local
The prediction is for India to win the match.