World Cup 2019, India vs Bangladesh Buildup: The Virat Kohli-led Indian unit would like to return to winning ways when they take on Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Tuesday. India on Sunday faced a 31-run defeat against hosts England, thus ending their winning run at the ongoing World Cup. However, the defeat didn’t hinder India’s chances of making to the final four as the Men in Blue are comfortably placed second on the points table and are just one win away from progressing to the knock-out stages.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, are still in the hunt for making their maiden entry into the final four in World Cups but in order to do so, they have to win both their remaining fixtures. Shakib-al-Hasan has so far been the standout performer for the Bangladeshi as the all-rounder has been impressive in both departments of the game. The team will once again heavily rely on their former skipper when they lock horns with the neighbours in a must-win encounter.
India vs Bangladesh Buildup:
Will Bhuvneshwar Kumar get a chance?
Indian spinners were taken to cleaners by England batsmen at the same venue. Yuzvendra Chahal remained wicketless and gave as many as 88 runs in his quota of 10 overs. Will India play three specialist fast bowlers against Bangladesh? Bhuvneshwar can be useful with the new ball and the death. Mohammed Shami got wickets but went for plenty in the previous game. Also, Bangladesh batsmen are good players of spin. It would not be a surprise if Bhuvneshwar gets a go-ahead instead of Chahal or Kuldeep Yadav.
Team management very happy with MS Dhoni’s intent, says batting coach Sanjay Bangar
India’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar joined the chorus in defending MS Dhoni and also stated that the frequent criticism for his strike rate surprises him. "I’m surprised that this question continues to come up every now and then. He’s doing the job for the team and overall we’re very happy with the intent he’s batting with," said Bangar in the media interaction ahead of India’s clash against Bangladesh. [READ MORE]
Leading run-scorers in CWC19
How the race among batsmen to score the most runs in the ongoing World Cup has gone so far?
Virat Kohli dilemma: Whom to play where and why?
With injuries and failures scuttling Plan A, the team that was picked with no Plan B deals with a complex batting order question: Whom to play where and why? [READ MORE]
Changes on cards as India aim to solve middle-order crisis
After enduring their first defeat at the ongoing World Cup on Sunday, Team India would like to recalculate their winning combination in their penultimate league clash against Bangladesh. Both Kedar Jadhav and Yuzvendra Chahal, who had an unforgettable match against England, are likely to be dropped from the playing XI as India aim for a quick turnaround. With Vijay Shankar also being ruled out of the tournament due to injury, the gates have opened for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja to make it to the playing XI. [PREVIEW]
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Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the World Cup match between India and Bangladesh. While India are one-win away from sealing a semi-final, Bangladesh will go into the match with everything at stake. The Mashrafe Mortaza-led Bangladeshi unit are in the hunt for making their maiden entry into the final four in World Cups but in order to do so, they have to win both their remaining fixtures. Stay tuned for all the updates and news related to the match!