Bangladesh vs India – Asia Cup 2023, 12th Match, Team News and Playing XI
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In the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 clash, India has already secured their spot in the finals, leaving Bangladesh out of the race. While Friday’s encounter between the two might seem inconsequential, it presents an opportune moment for both squads to experiment, especially with the ODI World Cup looming just weeks away.
The Indian team seems well-prepared. With stellar performances from top-order batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Virat Kohli, the team’s foundation is strong. Additionally, Ishan Kishan’s commendable contributions in the middle order pose a pleasant selection quandary for the management. Both KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah have not only confirmed their robust fitness but are also in prime form.
Yet, the anticipation remains regarding Shreyas Iyer’s return, who had to step back due to a back spasm prior to the crucial Super Fours match against Pakistan.
Even before the onset of the tournament, key players Tamim Iqbal and Ebadot Hossain were sidelined. An illness benched Litton Das in the initial round. To add to the woes, after impressive scores of 89 and 104 in consecutive matches, Najmul Hossain Shanto was sent home due to a hamstring injury. Moreover, Mushfiqur Rahim has taken extended leave to be beside his wife, who recently delivered their second child.
Given the absence of numerous top-tier players, Bangladesh may contemplate fielding a fresh lineup. Nonetheless, the team aims to conclude the tournament on an uplifting note.
During India’s optional practice session on Thursday, Iyer took to the nets. Should he be fully fit, there’s potential for him to replace either Kishan or Rahul.
Furthermore, there’s talk of giving Bumrah a break, with Mohammed Shami as the possible replacement. Depending on the pitch conditions, India might be in a dilemma between opting for Shardul Thakur or Axar.
On the other hand, Bangladesh might evaluate introducing Tanzid Hasan in place of Naim and Afif Hossain in Mushfiqur’s stead. With Litton Das likely to handle wicketkeeping responsibilities.
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer/KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami/Jasprit Bumrah.
Bangladesh: Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Tanzid Hasan/Mohammad Naim, Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud.
In Bangladesh, you can watch the match between India and Bangladesh in Gazi TV.
Similarly in Sri Lanka, Sirasa TV will broadcast all the matches of ACC Asia Cup 2023 along with TV1. Similarly, Event TV SD and HD will broadcast the event in Sri Lanka.
Willow TV are the broadcasting partner in USA and Sky Sports will broadcast all the matches in United Kingdom.
Kayo Sports will broadcast Nepal vs India live in Australia. You can watch Nepal vs India Live streaming online in TNT Sports 1 in UK and Ireland.
Pitch and conditions
With Colombo having hosted four games in six days, expect the pitch to be on the slower side. There’s a slight chance of rain throughout the duration of the match.