Date & Time: Tuesday, July 02, 15:00 IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Can Bangladesh put up one more dominating fight?
India is lucky enough to play their next game in a day’s time after a difficult loss against England. They will be facing off against Bangladesh who have been mighty impressive with their performances so far in this edition of the World Cup. India is just a win away from qualifying for the semi final spot meanwhile Bangladesh have to win their remaining two matches and hope other results go their way.
One of the spinner’s spots in the Indian team is under a cloud. Ravindra Jadeja or Bhuvneshwar Kumar can be drafted in for their capabilities with the bat lower down the order too. Bangladesh is unlikely to make any changes.
The same pitch at Edgbaston, Birmingham which used for England Vs India game will be used. The wicket is expected to slow down as the game progresses on, so the team batting first will have more chances of winning.
Virat Kohli’s last 5 scores are 82, 77, 67, 72 and 66. A match winning century is not far away from the Indian skipper like the following stats suggest. Virat Kohli against Bangladesh in ODI: Matches – 11, Runs – 654, Average – 81.75, Strike Rate – 99.39 Virat Kohli at Edgbaston in ODI: Matches – 6, Not outs – 4, Runs – 309, Average – 154.50, Strike Rate – 108.04
Mohammad Shami had a dream return to Indian ODI set up in 2019. Having picked up 32 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 19.59, he has been one consistent wicket taker whenever it comes to the World Cup and is the fourth leading wicket taker for India in World Cup history. His figures in the tournament read Inn – 10, wickets – 30, average – 13.96, economy – 4.80, strike rate – 17.4
Shakib al Hasan has been one of the outstanding performers so far in this edition of the World Cup and he will be one of the contenders for Man of the Tournament if he continues his rich vein of form. He is the fourth highest run scorer in this World Cup so far with 476 runs in six innings and has picked up 10 wickets so far. It would take some guts for anyone to drop this in-form run machine from their dream11 team.