In today’s India vs. Bangladesh match, India will face Bangladesh for the first time in this Asia Cup. This will be the 6th match of the super four of this season. The match will start at 2:30 pm (local time). Moreover, like other matches of the Super Four, this will also be played at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
India is standing at the top of the scoreboard so far. Contrarily, Bangladesh stands at the bottom of the same list. India played two matches in this series and won both. On the other hand, Bangladesh failed to stand victorious in a single match.
The pitch will serve the same way as it did during the Super Four matches for the last few days. Specifically, heavy rains have interrupted many matches, and due to moisture, the pitch has been in favor of the bowlers. As seen in the last match, both the spinners and pacers took wickets as they provided good bounces and turns.
HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY BETWEEN INDIA VS. Bangladesh
India and Bangladesh played a total of 14 matches. Surprisingly, India won 13 matches and Bangladesh could only win a single match
- Shakib Al Hasan (C)
- Mohammad Naim
- Mehidy Hasan
- Litton Das
- Towhid Hridoy
- Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)
- Shamim Hossain
- Nasum Ahmed
- Taskin Ahmed
- Shoriful Islam
- Hasan Mahmud
- Rohit Sharma (C)
- Shubman Gill
- Virat Kohli
- KL Rahul (wk)
- Ishan Kishan
- Hardik Pandya
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Axar Patel
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Mohammed Siraj
Virat Kohli and his centuries have gained a new height of fame once again. Kohli has well understood the ground and pitch conditions. He will hopefully try to score one more century.
Shorif Ul Islam is an important asset for Bangladesh and serves the same way as it did the team. He is a left-arm fast bowler and got seven wickets in four matches. Hopefully, he will take skilled wickets from India.
SWOT Analysis for Both Teams
Here we go with a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) Analysis of both the teams:
Team Bangladesh Strengths
Currently, Bangladesh possesses the best spinners of this Asia Cup. Last year even they had best spinners. Since the last World Cup they have the best average of bowling 27.22.
Team Bangladesh Weaknesses
Bangladesh has a very weak opening pair. Due to the absence of Tamim Iqbal, fast bowler Ebadat Hossain and the keeper Litton Das the team performance will be low.
Opportunities For Team Bangladesh
Bangladesh team has been competent if we observe the past history. It has been in finals in the last edition of ODI. Still it has the opportunity to qualify for finals.
Threats For Team Bangladesh
Bangladesh is grouped together with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Similarly, this is a very competitive group, and every fun activity is extremely important . Nepal is not as strong as Pakistan and India in terms of competition. Run rate can also effect the results.
Team India Strengths
In simple words, the Indian team’s best strength is their top-order batsmen. Players like Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli form the top three positions in the team, and their abilities can intimidate opponents. Ishan Kishan will play in the first two matches because KL Rahul is not available. He is a strong left-handed batsman and will be batting in the top four positions. This makes the Indian top-order very strong in the competition.
Team India Weaknesses
India may face financial difficulties shortly. Kl Rahul could not play in the first two matches. Shreyas Iyer is coming back after being away for a long time due to an injury. He last played a skilled white-ball match in January. Batting in the Number 4 and Number 5 positions can be weak areas for India.
Opportunities For Team India
India makes it’s weakness it’s opportunity. The experienced players have also returned to team. The players like Iyer and Rahul after their return have played very well and can change any game.
Threats For Team India
Shami, Hardik, Krishna, and Siraj make a good group of deadly pacers. Contrarily, spinners include Jadeja and Yadav due to which the Indian team lacks variety in spinners. This can be a threat to them if they fail to stop the scores.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS
Meanwhile, India is standing at the top of the scorecard list in Asia Cup 2023. The strength and combination of players along with the performance tells India will win the match.
TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
The pitch supports the pacers as well as spinners after getting a bit wet after rain. So, the one who wins the toss will bat first.
WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
The weather is cloudy and moist. The wind speed will be around 16km/h. Temperature will be around 30’C.
If Bangladesh win the toss and bowl;
India will score 270-290 runs
If India win the toss and bowl;
Bangladesh will score 265-275 runs
In both cases, India will win