Indian cricket team will be taking on Bangladesh in their third match of 2016 twenty20 world cup on 23rd March at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. It is going to be a crucial match for both teams especially for Bangladesh who are almost out from the race of wt20 semi-finals. India won their previous match against Pakistan which gave them hope again to make it into the knockouts after losing opener against Kiwis.
If you look at the Bangladesh side before one week ago, you would probably said that tigers would definitely give tough competitor in group-2. But the way Bangladeshi team has performed so far in the second round, you would say that they are not much prepared to play outside their home conditions. Bangladesh lost their both super-10 stage matches against Pakistan and Australia and if they loss against India, they will out from the 2016 t20 world cup for sure.
Bangladesh were terrific in Asia Cup where they end-up becoming runner-up in the event. Having lost against Australia and Pakistan, The Bangla Tigers can still surprise the hots with their talent and faith to defeat big teams on big occasions. The team looked very ordinary in the bowling and fielding department against Australia in the last match. 156 runs target wasn’t easy for Aussies on Bengaluru’s pitch.
Fielding let them really down in the match and if Bangladeshi fielders took those catches, they might end up doing upset in the group already. Hence Bangladesh needs to bat, bowl and field very well to beat India and take revenge of Asia Cup final defeat.
On the other side, Men in Blue are back on the track in the event and winning against arch rivals Pakistan has really boost up their morale. India will surely be looking to beat Bangladesh and earn 2 points in the group-2 points table to make their way clear for semi-finals. As per the ongoing tournament and matches, it seems like India-Australia battle will decide the second semi-finalist of championship from this second group.
Indian batting is struggling a bit as Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina are looking out of from. Team can not rely only on Kohli, Yuvraj and Dhoni to perform every time and take team towards the win.
Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Abu Hider.
MS Dhoni (Captain), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Jasprit Bumrah.
India team has got 60 percent winning chances over Bangladesh on this Bengaluru’s batting supportive wicket.