In the second warm-up match, Bangladesh won the toss and invited India to bat first. This is the last practice match for both the teams before the World Cup, which will win both the teams to go into the World Cup.
In today’s match, Team India will go without Kedar Jadhav, although Vijay Shankar has become fit and joined the team back.
The weather and pitch mood is affecting matches in England. India will play their second warm-up game against Bangladesh on Tuesday, before starting their campaign against South Africa on June 5 in the World Cup. In the first match, the Indian team had to face defeat by six wickets due to poor performance of the batsmen. While the Bangladesh team finished the practice against Pakistan on Sunday, Benitja ended because of rain.
Both teams will have to try to achieve the rhythm in this practice match before the World Cup. Worrying to the Indian ‘Thick Tank’, it will also be said that his injured all-rounder Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav have not got much match practice. In the Kennington Oval, the Indian team had to face difficulties ahead of seam and swing against New Zealand. India’s top order had completely failed. Rohit and Shikhar could not score the tenth spot and captain Virat Kohli contributed only 18 runs. The team was reduced to 40 overs. In the lower order, Ravindra Jadeja scored 54 runs, which helped the team get 179 runs. If Cardiff is also clouded in the sky, then it will not be easy to face Bangladesh’s fast bowlers Mustafizur and Rubel Hossain.
The puzzle of the medieval yet complicated
Apart from top-order batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, captain Virat Kohli will like to play big innings. Concerns about number four and number six for the Blue Brigade, because Kedar Jadhav has not yet fully recovered from his injuries. Kedar suffered injury on hand during IPL. The bowlers did well in the first practice match. Bumrah and Shami also made disciplined bowling apart from the pace. If spinner Kuldeep Yadav succeeds in performing well, it will be a morale boost for them as young Chinnaman bowlers were not able to do better in IPL.
Karthik can get chance on number four
Lokesh Rahul got a chance against New Zealand in the fourth order but he missed this opportunity. The possibility is that Lokesh Rahul will get the chance again on this sequence so that the team can be sure about the batting order before landing in the World Cup against South Africa. Dinesh Karthik can also be tried on this sequence. In the first practice match, all-rounder Hardik Pandya was bowled before Dhoni. If this happens, then Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar, whoever gets the opportunity, will be responsible for playing one end on them.
Bangladesh’s challenge is not easy
On the other hand, it is also important for Bangladesh. After the first practice match against Pakistan, after the rain ritual match, the team would like to open the match against India. Bangladesh’s first World Cup match is from South Africa on June 2. The Bangladesh team is considered to be the hiding rostom. He has already reversed the World Cup. In the batting side, Tamim Iqbal, the benign government, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim are in the bowling, while paceman Musharraf Murtaza, Mushfiqur Rahman in addition to the bowler, is on the spin bowlers Shakib Al Hasan and Mehdi Hassan. Bangladesh team won the tri-series against Ireland and West Indies before the World Cup.
The teams are:
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuswendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja , Mohammed Shami
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Abu Zayed, Liton Das (wicketkeeper), Mahmudullah, Mehdi Hassan, Mohammed Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfikur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal