In this ongoing Cricket World Cup tournament, today’s match holds equal significance for both the teams. Today, Bangladesh and India would be facing off each other and each team will try their level best to win the match. After all, whoever wins the match would be able to earn a spot in the semi-finals of ICC World Cup 2019.
India with 11 points is yet to affirm their position; whereas Bangladesh has secured 7 points so far. In fact, after England’s victory over India at the Edgbaston, the road forward for Bangladesh in the 2019 World Cup has become difficult. After having secured victory over South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan, Mashrafe Mortaza’s team hasn’t been short of appeal and energy. However, a lot of calculations need to be done so that they can qualify for the semis.
Bangladesh would be facing India in Edgbaston, Birmingham at 10.30AM (3.00 PM).
The weather is likely to remain clear for today’s match. There are no chances of rain and the sun will remain out throughout the game.
Most probably the Tigers are going to retain their eleven from the last game. Shakib Al Hasan is in great form; however, too much pressure can’t be given on him. Bangladesh is likely to pounce on their opponents. All the three pacers Mustafizur, Mashrafe and Saifuddin- have allowed many runs at an economy of over six. Moreover, the Tigers haven’t been able to pick up wickets in the power play and that’s a major area of concern.
India might come to play with the same eleven who played in their last match. Rohit Sharma is back in form after some failures. Virat Kohli needs to get a century after five successive 50 plus scores. On the other hand, Vijay Shankar has been ruled out from the match because of a toe injury. This means that Rishabh Pant is likely to remain in the squad, unless the management ropes in Dinesh Karthik. Kedar Jadav needs to some consistency. Shami and Bumrah are expected to create some magic in today’s match.
India might win the match if they perform well in all three fields, i.e. batting, bowling and fielding.