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T20 World Cup: Team India vs Bangladesh Preview, Probable Playing XI And More

The captain winning the toss will likely choose to bat first, as batting in the second innings on Antigua's abrasive surface is challenging.

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Jun 21, 2024 17:50 IST
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IND vs BAN: The ever-present tension from their over a decade-long rivalry will add an intriguing subplot when an undefeated India faces a struggling Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup Super Eights clash this Saturday. While India’s head-to-head record against Bangladesh is overwhelmingly favorable, Bangladesh has a reputation for being tenacious, and Rohit Sharma and his team will be cautious of that.

Additionally, off-field drama has often marked the relationship between the two South Asian neighbors, with Bangladesh frequently expressing its concerns about India’s financial dominance in cricket.

Team India Start Super 8 Stage With A Win

In the ongoing World Cup, India is undoubtedly a formidable cricketing power and a strong contender for the title. The Men in Blue displayed a professional performance against Afghanistan in their opening Super Eights match. With only a travel day between their remaining two games, they hope that players who have underperformed so far will step up.

At the top of that list are openers Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, both of whom have made starts but failed to convert them into significant innings. Their attempts to increase the scoring rate have yielded minimal returns.

Another player under pressure is left-hander Shivam Dube, selected for his ability to hit sixes in the middle and death overs. However, the form that earned him a World Cup spot during the IPL has eluded him, and he has yet to make a substantial impact. Although he scored an unbeaten 31 against the USA in a group match, it was Suryakumar Yadav’s performance that proved decisive. Another failure might prompt the team management to consider Sanju Samson for the middle order.

A major positive from the Afghanistan game was Hardik Pandya’s cameo. The all-rounder, known for his powerful hitting, demonstrated his abilities effectively on Thursday.

IND vs BAN Pitch Report

This will be the second afternoon game at this venue. In the previous match, South Africa chose to bat first and posted a formidable total, which the USA team couldn’t chase down. The captain winning the toss will likely choose to bat first, as batting in the second innings on Antigua’s abrasive surface is challenging.

Team India Probable Playing XI

Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), SA Yadav, S Dubey, HH Pandya, RA Jadeja, Axar Patel, KL Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, JJ Bumrah

Bangladesh Probable Playing XI

Liton Das (wk), Tanzid Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Rishad Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman

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First published on: Jun 21, 2024 05:50 PM IST

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