IND vs BAN Match Preview

The opening partnership of Shubhman Gill and Rohit Sharma will once again endeavor to provide the team with a solid foundation. This duo has been one of the most successful opening pairs in recent ODIs, having achieved 50+ partnerships in each of the last three matches.

Virat Kohli's form is currently at its peak, which is fortuitous timing. The strategy of playing two wicket-keepers, KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan, has proven to be effective in bolstering the batting order. Axar Patel, who was included in the previous match, demonstrated his value with the bat by contributing 26 crucial runs on a challenging pitch, and is expected to retain his position.

Kuldeep Yadav has been impeccable with his line and length, having taken nine wickets in the last two games. Despite his lengthy absence from the international arena, it is heartening to see that Bumrah has not lost his rhythm and will lead the pace attack alongside Mohammed Siraj and Hardik Pandya.

It is worth noting that India may rest three to four of its players to ensure their freshness for the final. Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah may be among those who are rested for this match.

The injury sustained by Najmul Hossain Shanto during the group stages has dealt a significant blow to Bangladesh's batting prowess. The replacement player, Litton Das, has failed to perform to expectations, and the two crucial top-order batsmen, Mohammad Naim and Towhid Hridoy, have been inconsistent.

It is anticipated that the team management will continue with their experiment of sending Mehidy Hasan Miraz as an opener, but the onus of scoring will primarily fall on Shakib Al-Hasan. The seamers have performed commendably thus far, with Taksimw Ahmed being the standout bowler with nine wickets, closely followed by Shoriful Islam with seven.

Hasan Mahmud will provide support from the other end, but the spinners have not been in their best form, with Shakib and Mehidy Hasan managing only four wickets between them.

Bangladesh's strength lies in low-scoring matches where the spinners play a crucial role. If the pitch is similar to the one witnessed in the SL vs IND match, then Bangladesh certainly has a chance.

Weather Report

As has been the case throughout this week, there will be plenty of clouds in the sky and we can expect some showers. 

Pitch Report

While there have been some high-scoring matches in the recent past, the pitch at the R. Premadasa Stadium is generally known to produce low-scoring thrillers, like the one we saw between India and Sri Lanka. The bounce is a bit low and there is plenty of turn on offer. The pitch will likely slow down as the match progresses and anything over 250 might be tricky to chase.

Notable stats

Red Hot Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav bowled a 4-wicket spell in the last match and with that, he has become the second-fastest Indian bowler to reach the 150 OOI wicket mark, reaching the milestone in 88 matches.

Team News

Mushfiqur Rahim is likely to miss this match for Bangladesh. 


IND vs BAN Probable 11

IND Playing 11

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubhman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • KL Rahul (Wk)
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Axar Patel
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohammed Siraj

BAN Playing 11

  • Mohammad Naim
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Litton Das
  • Towhid Hridoy
  • Anamul Haque (Wk)
  • Shakib Al-Hasan (C)
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Hasan Mahmud
  • Shamim Hossain
  • Nasum Ahmed
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing India to win this match. They have been in excellent form in this tournament and have hardly put a foot wrong. The team enjoys a good record against Bangladesh and should be up for any challenge thrown their way. 


Top Picks

Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma has scored a half-century in each of his last 3 innings amd appears to be in good form. He is also the top run-getter in this tournament.

Hardik Pandya: A talented all-rounder, Hardik Pandya has scored 92 runs and also picked up 3 wickets in this tournament.

Shakib Al-Hasan: Shakib is the top-ranked all-rounder in ODI cricket. He has scored 93 runs and picked up 2 wickets so far. 


IND vs BAN Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Rahul

Batters: R Sharma (C), V Kohli

All-rounders: R Jadeja, S Al Hasan (VC), H Pandya, M Hasan Miraz, A Patel

Bowlers: J Bumrah, T Ahmed, K Yadav

IND vs BAN Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction