After suffering their first defeat of the tournament against South Africa, India will be eager to bounce back and secure a place in the T20 World Cup 2022 semifinals.
Rohit Sharma’s men will be eager to get back on track when they face Bangladesh in their penultimate Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Adelaide on Wednesday, November 2.
With a win over Bangladesh, India could move up to first place and take a significant step toward securing a semifinal berth in the tournament. Shakib Al Hasan’s men are currently tied with India in terms of points but trail in terms of net run rate.
In their final game, India suffered their first defeat of the tournament when they faced South Africa’s lethal pace attack. Suryakumar Yadav (68 off 40 balls) was the only bright spot in a game in which only three batters scored in double figures against the Proteas. SKY’s innings ensured that India finished with a respectable 133/9.
Arshdeep Singh (2/25) made an early inroad, taking two wickets in the game’s second over, but half-centuries from Aiden Markram and David Miller saw South Africa walk away with two points.
KL Rahul’s patchy form has received a lot of attention ahead of this match, but head coach Rahul Dravid has come out strongly in support of the opener. Rahul has not scored in double figures in the last three games and appears to be lacking confidence.
There are also concerns about Dinesh Karthik’s fitness, with Dravid stating that a late decision will be made on the veteran’s participation. Karthik was unable to finish the previous match due to back spasms, so Rishabh Pant came in as a replacement to keep wickets.
Bangladesh will be optimistic about their chances, especially given that they are currently in third place on the table, tied on points with India. They come into this game off a hard-fought three-run victory over Zimbabwe.
Najmul Hossain Shanto’s 71-run knock laid the groundwork for Bangladesh’s total of 150/7. Taskin Ahmed then continued his hot streak, dismissing both openers and finishing with figures of 3/19 to help Zimbabwe in the chase and set his team up for victory.
However, India has a strong record against Bangladesh, having lost just one T20I against them in the past, and Rohit Sharma’s men will be eager to maintain that gap.
Guide to Forms (last five matches, most recent first)
- India: L-W-W-L-W
- Bangladesh: W-L-W-NR-L
Bangladesh vs. India Head-to-head
- Eleven matches have been played.
- India wins with 10 points.
- 1 for Bangladesh
Adelaide Pitch and Weather Conditions: Adelaide is in for a scare, with heavy rains lashing the city on the eve of the match. Rain is also expected in the evening, which could cause delays. Meanwhile, the Adelaide Oval is a batter-friendly venue, which suggests a high-scoring contest. Batting first teams have averaged 170 points in T20 night games at the venue.
Possible XI for India vs. Bangladesh:
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (WK), R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Arshdeep Singh are the probable XI for India.
Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud are Bangladesh’s probable XI.
Fantasy picks for India vs. Bangladesh:
- Litton Das is the keeper.
- Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Najmul Shanto are the batsmen.
- Shakib Al Hasan, Hardik Pandya, and Deepak Hooda are all-rounders.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Taskin Ahmed, and Arshdeep Singh are the bowlers.
Odds on Betting (OKBET)
- India: 1.14
- 5.50 Bangladesh
Where to watch: The game starts at 1:30 p.m. IST. The match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network in India. The live-action can be viewed online via Disney+Hotstar.
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