India vs Bangladesh, Match 17
ICC World Cup, 19 October, 2023, 2 PM IST, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
India and Bangladesh will lock horns against each other in the 17th match of the ongoing World Cup.
The clash is scheduled to be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune. This will be the first of the five matches that are set to be played at this venue during the mega event.
Like India’s all of matches so far, even this is a day-night affair with the match set to begin at 2 PM IST.
The hosts India, led by Rohit Sharma, are in excellent form having raced to three wins in as many outings so far. They are sitting pretty at the top half of the points table and are coming off a sensational win over arch-rivals Pakistan in their previous game played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Apart from Pakistan, India have also beaten Australia and Afghanistan so far in World Cup 2023. Things have fallen in place for them thus far with openers and middle-order batters scoring runs. Shubman Gill has also regained full fitness now after a dengue bout while the bowling attack has never look so threatening over the last 12 months or so.
Having said that, Bangladesh has been a bogey team for them. The Tigers tend to stretch them to the hilt in the ICC events having beaten India once in 2007 World Cup as well.
oreover, the clashes have had a tinge of spice in it too with controversy on the cards. Expect India to be very serious about this match in Pune.
Bangladesh, meanwhile, started their World Cup campaign in style, beating Afghanistan. But they have gone down to England and New Zealand meekly since then and need a boost to put their campaign back on track.
The Shakib Al Hasan-led side tends to play its best cricket against India. The fact that they have beaten India thrice in the last four ODIs will keep Bangladesh in good stead coming into this fixture.
But they will have to play their best cricket to have any chance of upsetting India on current form. The India vs Bangladesh Dream11 prediction looks easy with the way team India is playing at the moment but Bangladesh can spring a surprise if play consistently well across 100 overs.
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for Bangladesh: L-L-W-L-L
Team Form, Last 5 Matches for the India: W-W-W-L-W
IND vs BAN Match Preview
Team India is looking absolutely settled at the moment. Gill recovering completely has boosted their batting at the top as well while the bowlers are also in supreme form. There could be a debate around Shardul Thakur’s place in the side after he bowled only two overs against Pakistan. Either him or Ravichandran Ashwin will play depending on the surface on offer for this match.
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter: Rohit Sharma
Probable Best Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah
Probable Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Bangladesh are fretting on the fitness of their skipper Shakib Al Hasan who is doubtful for the India clash. He sustained a slight tear to left quadricep muscle during the match against New Zealand.
It will be a huge blow for the side if their captain misses out this huge game. It also remains to be seen who leads Bangladesh in Shakib’s absence.
If he indeed misses out, Towhid Hridoy is likely to bat up the order with others slotting one position up. Tanzim Hasan Sakib coming into the XI is another likely possibility.
Probable Best Perfomers
Probable Best Batter: Litton Das
Probable Best Bowler: Taskin Ahmed
Probable Playing XI: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das (WK), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (C)/Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mehidy Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions for IND vs BAN
Pune has always served up a brilliant batting surface in the seven ODIs the venue has hosted so far. The average score batting first here is 307 with the highest chase being 350, by India against England.
Certainly, it is a high-scoring ground and the side winning the toss might look to bowl first with dew likely to play its part.
MCA Stadium ODI Records
Total Matches: 7
Match Won batting first: 4
Match won bowling first: 3
Average 1st innings score: 307
Average 2nd innings score: 281
Expected weather condition: The October heat is at its peak in Maharashtra at the moment. The temperature is likely to be in the mid-30s during the match with little to no chance of rain interrupting play.
India vs Bangladesh Dream11 Match Prediction
Wicket-keepers: KL Rahul, Litton Das
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Najmul Hossain Shanto
All-rounders: Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Taskin Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Recommended Captain: Rohit Sharma
Recommended Vice-captain: Mehidy Hasan Miraz
It is always better to have to four of India’s top five batters. Here, we have left Shreyas Iyer as rest of the team also has to be formed. Das performs well mostly against India while we continue to back Shanto in the batting department. Mehidy Hasan is a brilliant captaincy or vice-captain option for this match alongside Hardik Pandya in the all-rounder category. Among bowlers, Taskin, Kuldeep and Bumrah are good options to have.
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India vs Bangladesh Dream11 win prediction: India to win
India are clear favourites to win this match despite the fact that Bangladesh have had a wood over them in the last four matches.
This World Cup encounter is a completely different ball game and on current form, India are the favourite. Bangladesh won’t be pushovers though and while they will threaten the opposition multiple times, our tip is for India to win this match.