Bowlers couldn’t ship when India wanted one wicket to win the primary ODI however there is no such thing as a denying the truth that a star-studded batting line-up wants to point out extra duty.
The final time India performed a bilateral sequence in Bangladesh was again in 2015 when underneath Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the group misplaced the three-match sequence 1-2 and the one win got here within the useless third rubber.
Historical past might repeat itself on the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium if spinners Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraj can as soon as once more maintain the Indian batters underneath wraps between overs 11-40.
That was the actual interval of battle for all Indian batters, save KL Rahul (73 off 70 balls) who was the most effective participant on present within the opening sport.
Whereas there are nonetheless 10 months left for the ODI World Cup, it’s not but clear what precisely shall be Indian group’s method.
The talks round adopting a “fearless method” has been happening for a while however its implementation has solely been sporadic. At occasions, adapting to circumstances and reacting to conditions has bought extra prominence.
The monitor at Mirpur wasn’t precisely a batting magnificence but it surely additionally did not warrant a rating of 186.
The erstwhile choice committee’s determination to relaxation each Shubman Gill and Sanju Samson for this sequence has been equally baffling.
The logic given by the previous chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma was that as a result of a brief turnaround from New Zealand, they’ve picked a recent bunch of gamers for the sequence.
Gill wasn’t part of T20 World Cup and likewise did not play the T20 sequence in New Zealand (he was a part of the squad although) and therefore leaving him out was baffling.
One of many issues with the Indian prime order gamers is that they’re accelerating the run-rate however on the identical time consuming far more dot deliveries than they need to.
Within the match in opposition to Bangladesh, dot balls value greater than 25 overs have been consumed whilst they batted for lower than 42 overs.
If the eight overs that they could not bat is taken under consideration, the group missed out on scoring off virtually 200 balls.
In modern-day cricket, when England is altering the principles of engagement throughout codecs in each sense, the Indian group is taking one step ahead and 4 backwards.
The thought of handing the gloves to KL Rahul wasn’t about rising flexibility within the group however to make sure that each Rahul and Dhawan may very well be fitted in the identical enjoying XI, going into the World Cup.
Samson, probably the most flamboyant gamers, wasn’t even picked for this sequence and Ishan Kishan, who scored a 93 in his final ODI sequence, regardless of being a specialist keeper-batter was benched.
It’s nonetheless not clear how the group administration plans to check kids Rajat Patidar and Rahul Tripathi earlier than pruning the listing to could also be 18-20.
The powerful calls have not but been taken by coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma and it would not appear like will probably be taken any time quickly.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain and wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Sen, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tripathi, Rajat Patidiar
Bangladesh: Litton Kumer Das, Anamul Hague Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Yasir All Chowdhury, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Nasum Ahmed, Mahmud Ullah, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shoriful Islam
(With inputs from PTI)