Team India will face Bangladesh in the first semi-finals of the Asian Games to be played at the Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfing Cricket Field, Hangzhou on 6th October 2023. Men in Blue showed their class as Yashvi Jaiswal scored a century along with a quickfire knock that helped India to post 202 for 4 in 20 overs.
In the bowling department, Ravi Bishnoi and Avesh Khan grabbed 3 wickets each while Arshdeep Singh took 2 wickets while Sai Kishore took 1 wicket on his debut. Indian team won the match by 23 runs and progressed into the top 4 stage.
Bangladesh survived a huge upset as they defeated Malaysia in the final quarterfinals. Saif Hasan led from the front scoring an unbeaten 50 along with Afif Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, and Jaker Ali helped Bangladesh post 116 for 5. At one stage, they looked down but held onto their nerves to register a thrilling 2-run victory. Ripon Mondal and Afif Hossain took 3 wickets each for Bangladesh.
Details– India vs. Bangladesh, Asian Games Semi-finals
Venue- Zhejiang University Technology Pingfing Cricket Field, Hangzhou
Date and Time- 6th October, 6.30 AM IST
It promises to be an exciting encounter as the batters would enjoy the conditions with shorter boundaries. India versus Nepal match was a high-scoring affair with India scoring 202 for 4 while Nepal fell short of the target by 23 runs.
As the match goes on, it becomes a tough pitch to bat on and stroke-making becomes very difficult. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first putting on a decent total and creating pressure on opponent batters with spin.
India (Ind) vs Bangladesh (Bang)- Predicted Playing XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Yashvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Dube, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Sai Kishore, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh.
Parveez Hossain Emon, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Zakir Hasan, Saif Hasan (C), Afif Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Jaker Ali, Rakibul Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Sulaman Khan, Ripon Mondal.
Fantasy Team Selection- Ind vs Bng
Team 1– Yashvi Jaiswal (C), Mahmudul Hasan, Jitesh Sharma, Saif Hasan (VC), Shivam Dube, Afif Hossain, Sai Kishore, Jaker Ali, Ravi Bishnoi, Rakibul Hasan, Avesh Khan.
Team 2– Ruturaj Gaikwad, Hossain Emon, Tilak Varma, Zakir Hasan, Rinku Singh, Shahadat Hossain, Ravi Bishnoi (C), Rishad Hossain, Arshdeep Singh, Ripon Mondal (VC), Avesh Khan.