India will lock horns with Bangladesh in a Super 12 clash of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, November 2. The Men in Blue will be desperate to return to winning ways after a shocking defeat in the last game at the hands of South Africa.
India began their campaign on a positive note, winning their first two games before going down against South Africa by five wickets. With four points from three matches, the fixture against Bangladesh is an important one with a semi-final berth up for grabs.
The management tank will be worried about KL Rahul’s form. Head coach Rahul Dravid has backed the under-fire opener to return to form ahead of the business end of the tournament. Dinesh Karthik’s participation is in doubt after the veteran keeper-batter suffered an injury in the last game.
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Bangladesh also have four points from three games, with their wins coming against the Netherlands and Zimbabwe. They have played some spirited cricket in the tournament and will hope to cause an upset against neighbours India. The Bangla Tigers will hope their senior cricketers live up to expectations against a star-studded Indian side.
Details: IND vs BAN, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Super 12, Group 2, Match 35
Date and Time: 2nd November 2022, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
A relatively high-scoring game is expected at the Adelaide Oval with the average score being 161. However, the wicket could be on the slower side given that this will be the second game on the ground.
Predicted Playing XIs
India (IND): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik/Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel/Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami.
Bangladesh (BAN): Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nurul Hasan (wk), Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud and Mustafizur Rahman.
India have a few match-winners on their roaster and quite expectedly will start as the favourites when they square off against Bangladesh in a T20 World Cup game. Rohit Sharma and Co. are likely to take one step closer to the semi-finals of the showpiece event. However, Betway has placed its odds on Bangladesh at 7.00.
IND vs BAN – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Litton Das, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Afif Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammed Shami, Taskin Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Mustafizur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy Team 2: Litton Das, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Afif Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh