The Indian cricket team will take on Bangladesh in Match 17 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on Thursday, October 19 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. They have been in terrific form in the tournament so far, winning all three matches, and are second on the table with six points and an NRR of 1.821.
India defeated Australia in their opening match of the tournament. They followed it up with an eight-wicket win against Afghanistan and a six-wicket win against Pakistan. On the other hand, Bangladesh has just one win from three matches. They defeated Afghanistan in the first match. However, they lost to England and New Zealand in the following two games. Head-to-head India has a 31-8 win/loss record over Bangladesh in ODIs.
In this article, we take a look at the key player battles for the India vs Bangladesh match of the ICC ODI World Cup.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Key Player Battles for IND vs BAN
#Rohit Sharma vs Mustafizur Rahman
Rohit Sharma will be up against Mustafizur Rahman in the upcoming match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. He has scored 129 runs against the pacer in nine ODI matches, at a strike rate of 105.7, including twelve boundaries and five sixes. However, Rahman has dismissed him thrice in the format. It will be interesting to see who emerges as the winner in this battle between the two fantastic players.
#Litton Das vs Mohammed Siraj
Litton Das has struggled against Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj in the earlier contests in ODI cricket. He has scored 17 runs in 22 balls, against him, playing 14 dot deliveries. Meanwhile, Siraj has dismissed him twice. Litton Das was dismissed for a duck in the last game against New Zealand. He will be keen to make a comeback, however, he has to tackle Mohammed Siraj’s bowling.
#Virat Kohli vs Shakib Al Hasan
Virat Kohli has been at the receiving end of Shakib Al Hasan’s brilliant bowling in ODI cricket. He has a dismal record against the veteran Bangladesh all-rounder. In 11 ODI matches played by the duo against each other, Virat Kohli has been dismissed five times by Shakib Al Hasan. He has scored 140 runs at a strike rate of 94.59, and an average of 28. It will be interesting to see how Virat Kohli approaches Shakib Al Hasan’s spell in the upcoming game.