IND vs BAN Match Prediction
As they prepare for their 17th encounter against Bangladesh, India will try to hold onto the top spot on the points table. In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, India has dominated thus far and has defeated Pakistan handily. To maintain optimism for the remainder of the tournament, Bangladesh must muster some momentum and win this match after losing to New Zealand in their previous match.
The Indians have emerged victorious from their last three tournament games, all of which were significant victories. The bowling and batting assault appeared to be very strong, and the hosts hope to build on this momentum. Bangladesh, on the other hand, has dropped its last two matches. They need to have a fantastic day to win here because their top order has struggled. Even if the odds are stacked against them, winning this game will give them a huge boost in confidence.
As the pre-tournament favorites, Rohit Sharma’s team has performed to expectations. The team defeated Pakistan, their bitter enemies, by an overwhelming eight wickets in their most recent encounter. Their bowling assault has made it difficult for the opposition, and their top order has been doing well. In order to bolster their chances of qualifying for the semifinals, Sharma would like his team to capitalize on the momentum and win this match.
Along with Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, who has scored 217 runs in three games, will try to get off to a strong start in this match. They will anticipate partnerships between Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul in this game because the middle order has performed effectively for the team. In the lower middle order, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ravichandran Ashwin strengthen the batting lineup.
The last three games have been won by the Indian bowlers. With the new ball, Jasprit Bumrah and Muhammad Siraj have caused problems for batsmen and will try to get off to an early lead. With their potent bowling, the spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav, Jadeja, and Ashwin will try to exploit the circumstances and cause problems for the Bangladeshis. Pandya strengthens this attack by giving it more depth.
India Predicted XI:
Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and Rohit Sharma (c).
Shakib al Hasan and his team’s season has suffered as a result of consecutive defeats. In their most recent match, they lost by eight wickets against New Zealand, their second straight defeat. In this competition, the Bangladeshi top order has often struggled. The Indians are crushing opponents, so Shakib will need his colleagues to put in a lion’s heart of work to overcome them.
As one of the team’s main disadvantages in this event, Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan need to perform well at the top. To counter the potent spin attack of the Indians, the middle order needs collaborations from Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib, and Mushfiqur Rahim. Towhid Hridoy and Mahmudullah to produce fireworks in the last overs will be necessary for the team to post a significant score.
In order to pose a threat to India’s well-formed top order, the team would require strong bowling performances from Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam, who have struggled in the last two games. When facing Mehidy Hasan Miraz in the middle overs, Shakib needs to utilise his experience to his advantage. Mahmudullah and Taskin Ahmed, who are playing supporting roles, need to bowl well.
Bangladesh Predicted XI:
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Tanzid Hasan, and Towhid Hridoy
PITCH AND WEATHER CONDITIONS
On October 19, there will be clear skies in Pune. As we have seen in other games played here, the surface would be favorable for batting and the ball would come onto the bat nicely. Bowlers need to stay on their line and have a narrow margin of error. In order to successfully defend this game, the team batting first would need to score at least 320 runs.
Thanks to its flat pitch and quick outfield, MCA Stadium in Pune has hosted several high scoring games. Batsmen are fearless when playing their strokes on the rise. In the past, fast bowlers have had difficulty at this location without any support. Conversely, spinners have historically had success.
Large scores are common in this stadium, as the wicket stays constant during the match. In the second half, the ball will swing and turn more. In this game, the team that wins the toss would seek to capitalize by batting first.
India will Win this Match
The Bangladeshi team will be dejected following two straight defeats. They have never won an ODI match against Indians on Indian territory, and their top order hasn’t performed well. To win this game, they will need the top order to put on a strong performance. India has performed admirably both with the bat and the ball, checking all the boxes during the competition. The Indians will begin this game as favorites based on their current play.