After facing 6 wickets thumping at the hands of New Zealand in Kennington Oval in the first warmup game, India will face the neighbours -Bangladesh in their second and final warmup game. The match is scheduled to be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff and the clash will begin at 03:00 PM IST.
The overcast condition, swing bowling, and a left-hand pacer in the form of Trent Boult did the most damage Indian batting line up as the Men in Blue were reduced to 91-7 in just 22.3 overs. Barring Hardik Pandya (30 of 37) and Ravindra Jadeja (54 of 50), nobody else managed to cross 20 runs mark. With the ball too, India looked lustreless as Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav conceded runs with an economy more than 6.
Bangladesh, on the other side, is soaring high on confidence after winning the tri-series in Ireland after beating Windies by 5 wickets in the final. They remained unbeaten in the tri-series and will be coming with great confidence. Their first warm-up game with Pakistan got abandoned due to rain and this is the only chance for them to prepare for the mega event.
The Cricket World Cup 2019 kickstarts on Thursday with the hosts England taking on South Africa in the first game at Kennington Oval in London.
Total Played: 10
*on neutral venues
India – L, L, L W, W,
Bangladesh – W, W, W, NR, W
Bangladesh vs India
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Time: May 28, 03:00 PM IST
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl first.
While the previous game between Pakistan and Bangladesh got abandoned due to rain, the first game between South Africa and Sri Lanka was a high-scoring encounter. South Africa posted in access of 300 runs on the board and Sri Lanka too managed 250+ before getting bowled out. The wicket in Cardiff is a bit on the slower side in comparison to the Kennington Oval and will offer some bounce too.
Avg 1st inn score: 227
Avg 2nd inn score: 216
Highest Total: 342/8 (50 Ov) by Eng vs AUS
Lowest Total: 138/10 (37.5 Ov) by SL vs NZ
Highest Chased: 304/6 (48.2 Ov) by PAK vs Eng
Lowest Defended: 169/10 (23.3 Ov) by Eng vs NZ
Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Tamim Iqbal
Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk)
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Rohit Sharma averages 55.60 against Bangladesh. In 12 innings, he has amassed 556 runs, including two fifties and two hundred. Also, the current form of Rohit Sharma is also good. In 2019, the India opener has scored 556 runs in 13 innings at an average of 42.77
Shikhar Dhawan averages 39.63 against Bangladesh and has scored 317 runs in 8 innings
Virat Kohli has an average of 81.75 against Bangladesh. In 11 innings, he has amassed 654 runs, including three hundred and three fifty. He is a must-have pick
MS Dhoni has an average of 48.55 against Bangladesh. In 16 innings, Dhoni has scored 534 runs with one hundred and two fifty
Dinesh Karthik has played six games against Bangladesh and has scored 138 runs at an average of 46.00. Remember the Nidhas Trophy Final? Yeah, it was DK who helped us clinch the title.
Hardik Pandya & Ravindra Jadeja will be crucial all-rounders in the side. Hardik Pandya carried his IPL form and scored flamboyant 30 of 37 deliveries against New Zealand which included six fours. With the ball, he returned with 1 wicket. Ravindra Jadeja scored a fifty in the first game and has an average of 70.25 in the ground in England and Wales.
Jasprit Bumrah has an economy of 4.16 against Bangladesh and has bagged 6 wickets with the best 3-16
Tamim Iqbal has an average of 33.76 against India and has scored 574 runs in 17 innings including 7 fifties and two hundred. In last five innings against India, he has scored two fifties
Soumya Sarkar has an average of 31.67 against India. However, he is in great form recently. He amassed 193 runs in 3 innings in the recently concluded tri-series
Liton Das has an average of 41.20 against India. In 5 innings, he has scored 206 runs including a hundred
Shakib Al Hasan has managed 525 runs in 16 innings at an average of 35.00 against India. In the last five games, he has bagged five wickets
Mushfiqur Rahim has an average of 35.53 against India. In 20 innings, he has scored 604 runs.
Mustafizur Rahman has bagged 15 wickets in total in six games against India.
**Here we are picking two wicket-takers as both M Dhoni and L Das have good batting averages against the opposition
**Hardik Pandya is slightly doubtful for today’s match.