India and Bangladesh prepare for high-voltage faceoff in Colombo

 . Last updated on July 3, 2018, 2:57 PM
India and Bangladesh prepare for high-voltage faceoff in Colombo
Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah said his team need to check the changing pattern of India’s bowling.

Both India and Bangladesh are confident enough to get into the next face off with smiling players. While India nicked the previous match in a terrific form, Bangladesh completed its highest chase in its last tussle against Sri Lanka. The upcoming match is important for both India and Bangladesh because winning would mean a real count down to the trophy. The tournament so far has been tilting around the parties, but clearly, India might have begun its winning spree. Still, Bangladesh is certainly not a team that can be taken easily. Against this backdrop, the upcoming match between India and Bangladesh is certainly going to be an exciting faceoff.

In its previous match with Sri Lanka, India showed up its middle order batting prowess. After a top order wobble, it was Suresh Raina who had a prowling inning to inject enough momentum into the chase. The batsman played with no fear to loss his wicket, but careful enough not to lose it either. On the other hand, Bangladesh player like Mushfiqur Rahim remained unbeaten in a stretch of 72 off 35 balls in the previous match. Several players in the squad, including Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah found strong form in the campaign.

In bowling, India’s attack was sturdy against Sri Lanka. Top attacker Jaydev Unadkat earlier said India is getting better after each match and the team did proved it in the match. Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal bowled with strong form. In contrast, Bangladesh bowlers left little rooms to improve further. This match against India could provide them the space.

India will bring Lokesh Rahul to replace Rishabh Pant. This might bolster the batting strength further. On the other side, although Bangladesh is with their winning squad, they might bring new bowling options on attack. Ahead of the match, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah said India bowlers, especially spinners, bowled with a variation in pace, while pace bowlers have changed the speed.

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