R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
March 18, Sunday; 19:00 IST
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IF Bangladesh beat India and raise the Nidahas trophy tomorrow, it should arguably be their biggest achievement as a cricketing nation thus far. This sequence could also be low-profile however ought to the Bangla Tigers win, the satisfaction they draw might be unprecedented—higher than after they beat New Zealand, India, South Africa, and Sri Lanka in bilateral ODI sequence at residence within the final decade—and this might propel Bangladesh cricket to new heights as soon as once more.
Standing of their method, nevertheless, are the mighty (!) India, who, even with a second-string squad, are higher than Sri Lanka in each division. What additionally separates this Indian group from these within the years passed by is the flexibility to lift their sport for these match finals and never look misplaced. So, Bangladesh are basically dealing with a group who should not solely strewn with high quality personnel but in addition have the expertise of getting repeatedly been in match/sequence finals and are available out on high most of the time in current occasions.
Robust to say if India have raised their sport after dropping the opening match of the Nidahas Trophy to Sri Lanka. However their key gamers within the batting division are alive and kicking and in Washington Sundar, they’ve an underrated off-spinner who has been impeccable with the ball up to now. Rohit Sharma and co. are a assured bunch heading into tomorrow’s ultimate.
Bangladesh are additionally a group excessive on confidence after successful the digital semi-final in opposition to Sri Lanka in such a dramatic trend. Nonetheless, the query to be requested is, how succesful are they of beating India, having misplaced to them twice within the league stage?
They are going to begin afresh tomorrow and if they’re focussed on what’s in entrance of them, Bangladesh have the gamers able to making the distinction and beating India. Mushfiqur Rahim has been in nice type in T20Is that this yr, whereas the likes of Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah head into the ultimate on the again of a few good scores. Shakib Al Hasan, along with his repertoire, is at all times a key participant for his group. The Bangladeshi bowlers, nevertheless, should be on the cash whether or not they bowl first or second. If Bangladesh are to win tomorrow, their bowling assault has to ship the products.
Pitch situations and climate forecast
The R Premadasa Stadium pitch has slowed down a contact within the final couple of matches and shot-making has been seemingly troublesome. It, nevertheless, stays an excellent pitch to bat on and on which the bowlers should be astute to stifle the batsmen. (5 of the six matches up to now this match have been received by the group batting second.)
The climate forecast is for a thunderstorm within the night, which, in any other case, is predicted to be cloudy and the temperature a seemingly nice 25 diploma Celsius.
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Nidahas Trophy ultimate, India vs Bangladesh enjoying XI
Bangladesh are unlikely to change their enjoying XI from the match in opposition to Sri Lanka on Friday.
Possible Bangladesh enjoying XI vs India: 1 Shakib Al Hasan (c), 2 Tamim Iqbal, three Litton Das, four Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Sabbir Rahman, 6 Soumya Sarkar, 7 Mahmudullah, eight Mehidy Hasan, 9 Rubel Hossain, 10 Nazmul Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
India will most likely recall Jaydev Unadkat, who made method for Mohammad Siraj in India’s final league match.
Possible India enjoying 11 vs Sri Lanka: 1 Rohit Sharma (C), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, three Suresh Raina, four Manish Pandey, 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6 Vijay Shankar, 7 Lokesh Rahul, eight Shardul Thakur, 9 Jaydev Unadkat, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Washington Sundar
India, given their big-game nous and high quality within the batting and bowling departments, will begin because the favorite to win the ultimate and raise the Nidahas Trophy. However Bangladesh, too, have the personnel able to making the distinction and successful the match. We’re in for an additional doubtlessly shut encounter!