Tuesday, November 1, 2022

India and Bangladesh to jostle for a place in the T20 World Cup 2022 Semi Final

India Vs Bangladesh, Adelaide Oval - ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022; Match Preview

India, after beating arch rivals Pakistan and then brushing aside Netherlands faced their first defeat at the hands of South Africa at Perth. Bangladesh meanwhile have also managed to win against Netherlands and then that final ball thriller again Zimbabwe sandwiched between the crushing loss to South Africa.

India vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup 2022 Match Preview

There were hail storms in Adelaide today but the weather looks clear for tomorrow as of now.

Rohit hit a scratchy 50 against the Netherlands but KL Rahul now has 3 single digit scores and is under pressure to perform. Kohli has been at his best while Surya Kumar Yadav is currently one of the best batters going around. Hardik Pandya hasn't had much to do so far while Karthik might be out due to lower back issues and Pant might slot in as a replacement.

Bangladesh batting hasn't really strong together meaningful partnerships which has led to their recent lean run. Shakib hasn't been at his consistent best while Sarkar, Litton all blow more cold than hot. Opener Najmul Hossain Shanto and late middle order Afif Hossain have looked good and Bangladesh will be going for more good things from the duo.

Taskin Ahmed has been in scintillating form picking up 2 MoTM awards in both the wins while Mustafizur looks to be slowly coming back into form as well. Hasan Mahmud and Mosaddek Hossain will have to provide support to the main bowlers. Bangladesh might also consider playing Mehidy Hasan to strengthen their bowling attack in place of Yasir Ali.

Arshadeep Singh has been the pick of the Indian bowlers so far and has impressed every game. Shami and Bhuvi have looked good in patches and will hope to have a solid game overall. Ashwin has been totally ineffective unable to either pick wickets or stem the flow of runs when required. India could consider playing Chahal over him.

Key Battles: India vs Bangladesh

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma Vs Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed

Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav Vs Shakib Al Hasan

Najmul Shanto Vs Bhuvaneshwar Kumar 

Bangladesh are still in the running for reaching the semi final and this added pressure might work against them. They've not been at their best for quite some time now but India always seems to bring that extra little from the men in green. That 2016 T20 World Cup match between the two sides remains fresh in the memory. India have a straightforward equation to top the group standings, beat Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in their next two games.

Probable India XI

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Y Chahal, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami

Probable Bangladesh XI

Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Yasir Ali, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed

Top 5 Fantasy Picks for India v Bangladesh at Adelaide Oval

Shakib Al Hasan

Virat Kohli

Suryakumar Yadav

Arshadeep Singh

Hardik Pandya

The match will start at 01.30 PM IST (streamed live on Disney Hotstar app & on TV on Star Sports 1)

Can Bangladesh get one over their neighbors? Will India complete an easy win?

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