- Shivam Kumar
BAN vs IND: Indian cricket team led by Rohit Sharma are currently in Bangladesh for the ODI and Test assignment.
As of now, the first ODI has come to a close. Rohit Sharma and Co are gearing up for the second match, which is less than an hour away from getting underway.
It remains to be seen which team will come out on top this time around in the crucial fixture. For Rohit Sharma and Co, the equation is to win the game to stay alive in the series.
On the other side of the coin, the Bangladesh cricket team will look to find a way to win the series in order to seal a consecutive ODI series win against Team India.
The last time when Team India toured Bangladesh for the ODI assignment, MS Dhoni was the captain of the Indian cricket team.
Under his captaincy, India lost the first two games before going on to win the dead rubber to avoid the whitewash. Bangladesh won the series by 2-1.
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Since it is a must-win game for India, Rohit Sharma and Co will go all out in order to scoop out a good result. Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul have been in good form now.
KL Rahul top-scored for India with 73 in the first ODI against Bangladesh when all other players failed to lead the attack by example. Rohit Sharma scored 27 runs to his name including 4 fours and a six.
Axar Patel didn’t play the first game and there were some questions regarding his fitness. In case Axar is fit, he would replace Shahbaz Ahmed in the line-up.
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Earlier, Rishabh Pant had requested the Indian team management to release him from the ODI set-up. He will join the Indian team just ahead of the two-match Test series.
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed/Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Sen
After India’s defeat against Bangladesh, Rohit Sharma said, “It was a very close game. We did pretty well to comeback into that position. We didn’t bat well. 184 wasn’t good enough, but we bowled pretty well and they held their nerve in the end.
“If you look back how we bowled right from ball one – of course we would have loved to bowl better at the end – but we bowled pretty well for 40 overs and took wickets. We just didn’t have enough runs. Another 25-30 runs would have helped,” Rohit added.
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