Team India is gearing up for their upcoming match against Bangladesh, which will take place on Wednesday, October 2 at the Adelaide Oval in the 2022 T20 World Cup tournament. They are coming on the back of a defeat against South Africa. India failed to defend 137 runs in the match at the Perth Stadium. They will be keen to get back to the winning ways against Bangladesh in the tournament.
The International Cricket Council (ICC), shared a video on their social media on Tuesday, featuring India’s practice session. In the video, the players can be seen honing their skills, ahead of the Bangladesh match. Sharing the video on Instagram, the ICC wrote, “India are giving their 💯% in training! #T20WorldCup #Cricket #CricketReels | @limcaindia”
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Team India currently ranks second on the Group 2 points table. They have four points, winning two out of their three matches in the tournament so far, with a Net Run Rate of 0.844. India defeated Pakistan in their first match of the tournament and followed it up with a win against the Netherlands.
We respect Bangladesh a lot, they’re a very good team: Rahul Dravid
Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid expressed that the team respects Bangladesh as an opponent. He added that in the T20 format, no team cannot be taken lightly. Rahul Dravid cited the example of Ireland doing well against England in the ongoing T20 World Cup. At the pre-match press conference, the Indian coach stated, as quoted by The Print,
“We respect them a lot. I think they’re a very good team. This format and this World Cup have really shown us you can’t take any team lightly. Ireland showed that against England. The fact that it’s already such a short format. The margins of victory and defeat even if they’re 12-15 runs, it’s actually two hits. It’s two hits one way or the other and that’s the game.”
“On top of that, these conditions have leveled the playing field to a large extent, because the boundaries are bigger. Some of those hits you expect in the sub-continent to go for six … it’s not happening that easily. People are getting out,” he added.