Asia Cup, 2018
India vs Bangladesh, Super-4, Match 01 Preview
After the preliminary stage of the tournament, we are down to the Super-04 where four teams will compete with each other in a bid to stake their claim into the finals of the 2018 Asia Cup.
Venue:- Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Match Timing:- Friday, September 21, 2018, 05:00 PM IST
India will take on Bangladesh in the first of the two matches scheduled on Friday with Pakistan taking on Afghanistan at Abu Dhabi. This will be the first time that both sides will lock heads against each other since that historic 2-1 triumph by Bangladesh over the two-time World champions three years ago.
India rounded off the Group stage with an imperious win over arch-rivals Pakistan- a match so one-sided that there was a sense of inevitability to it after Pakistan were knocked over for a poultry 162. They did, however, have an injury concern during the game as all-rounder Hardik Pandya injured his lower-back while bowling and is subsequently out of the tournament. With Shardul Thakur (soreness in right hip) and Axar Patel (left index finger), following suit with Pandya, India have called in Deepak Chahar (Pandya’s replacement), Siddarth Kaul (Shardul Thakur) and Ravindra Jadeja, who has not played an ODI since the Champions Trophy final last year.
Bangladesh, meanwhile, has already been plagued with injury as well. Opener Tamim Iqbal was sidelined from the remainder of the Asia Cup in his side’s 137-run win over Sri Lanka in the tournament opener. They’ll, however, be buoyed by the performance of Rahi (144) and Mithun, who scored a defiant fifty against Sri Lanka when Bangladesh was reeling at 2-3. They’ll hope Mahmuddlah and Shakib to come up with the goods in this all-important encounter especially in the absence of Tamim if they are to do an encore of 2015 against India.
IND vs BAN Team News:-
IND vs BAN Squad:-
Rohit Sharma(c), Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed, MS Dhoni, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain
IND vs BAN Playing 11:-
Here’s how both teams might line-up for IND vs BAN:-
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik
All-rounder- Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja/Deepak Chahar
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
Wicket-keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim
Batsmen – Mohammad Mithun, Nazmul Hossain, Litton Das
All-rounders – Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan
Bowlers – Rubel Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza
IND vs BAN Key Players