Bangladesh set sights on second successive home-series win over India


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Beating India in successive ODI collection at house can be a excessive mark for Bangladesh, who will take an unassailable lead in the event that they win the second ODI on Wednesday. Their one-wicket win within the first ODI made for compelling viewing, and the 51-run tenth-wicket stand between Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman bolstered simply how harmful Bangladesh are at house.

They gained from an inconceivable place, nonetheless, and India will rue the probabilities they gave the last-wicket pair. They may additionally look to rethink how they went about their batting. Given how difficult the pitch on the Shere Bangla Nationwide Stadium was to bat on, and provided that their complete of 186 nearly proved a successful one, India may take a look at a few of their dismissals – two got here off reverse-sweeps, and two off pulls in opposition to Ebadot Hossain’s further bounce – and surprise if they could have been higher served batting out the 50 overs. KL Rahul, who top-scored with a 70-ball 73, advised that 230-240 would have been a superb rating on that floor.

India packed their facet with 4 allrounders and whereas most of them bowled properly, three of them fell for single-digit scores. One match is maybe too small a pattern to attract conclusions from, however there’s a likelihood India may look to shore up their batting with one other specialist within the center order.

Bangladesh have points to fret about too. They went 104 balls with out hitting a boundary at one stage of the primary ODI, and all that stress contributed to their collapse from 128 for 4 to 136 for 9. If the pitch on Wednesday is an identical one, their batters may have to come back out with clearer plans concerning their scoring areas.

Their bowling, nonetheless, was spectacular. Mustafizur, Ebadot Hossain and Hasan Mahmud compelled the batters onto the again foot, actually and figuratively, and Shakib Al Hasan made skillful use of the pure variation on supply to bag 5 wickets. Mehidy was additionally efficient inside the primary powerplay. If they’ll placed on one other collective show on Wednesday, India may discover it troublesome to get again into the collection.

Type information

Bangladesh WWLLW (final 5 accomplished ODIs, most up-to-date first)
India LLWWL

Within the highlight

Mohammed Siraj was a vibrant spot in India’s inexperienced bowling assault on Sunday, bowling with energetic tempo and extracting a little bit of motion to take three wickets. Siraj has solely performed 14 ODIs, however he is proven the talent throughout phases to guide a pace-bowling assault that’s with out Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. If there’s assist for him on Wednesday, anticipate him to proceed posing issues to Bangladesh’s batters.

After the primary ODI, Mehidy Hasan Miraz stated it did not appear to be Litton Das was main the ODI facet for the primary time. For a cricketer of his stature, Litton hasn’t captained rather a lot in main home or franchise cricket, however he has caught the attention along with his tactical nous and maturity. He’s undoubtedly the main batter throughout codecs for Bangladesh in 2022, notably in ODIs the place they’re with out common captain Tamim Iqbal. The challenges are getting greater for Litton, although, and he’ll need to cleared the path with bat and within the area as Bangladesh look to press house the benefit after taking a 1-0 lead.

Workforce information

Bangladesh are unlikely to interrupt their successful mixture for the second ODI.

Bangladesh (possible): 1 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 2 Litton Das (capt), 3 Anamul Haque, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Hasan Mahmud, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Ebadot Hossain.

India could need to add a batter to their line-up for the second ODI. Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tripathi and Rajat Patidar could possibly be up for choice in that case. It’s not but identified if Axar Patel has recovered from the rib damage that kept him out of the first ODI. If he has, he’s more likely to change Shahbaz Ahmed.

India (possible): 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (wk), 6 Washington Sundar, 7 Shahbaz Ahmed, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Kuldeep Sen.

Pitch and situations

Spin will proceed to have a serious position within the second match in Dhaka, and the quick bowlers could have unsure tempo and bounce to take advantage of if the pitch performs prefer it did on Sunday. Each side will most likely look to bowl first regardless of the 12pm begin as dew stays an element within the night.

Stats and trivia

  • Within the opening match of India’s final ODI collection in Bangladesh in 2015, Mustafizur Rahman took a five-wicket haul on debut. This time he went wicketless within the series-opener, however his 10 not out ended up being a match-winning effort.
  • Shakib and Ebadot made it the fourth time that two Bangladeshi bowlers took 4 or extra wickets in an ODI innings. It was the second event on which a quick bowler was concerned within the mixture.
  • If Virat Kohli scores 21, he’ll change into the second visiting batter to attain 1000 ODI runs in Bangladesh. Kumar Sangakkara heads that list with 1045 runs. Kohli’s 979 runs have come at a median of 75.30 and a strike price of 99.59.

Quotes

“The fellows have been ecstatic. Very completely satisfied. Rightfully so. It was a implausible win for us. However come in the present day, its accomplished. We now have had a superb lengthy chat. We now have to take the positives and learnings from the final sport. We now have to attempt to enhance in each division tomorrow as a result of we all know it will likely be a troublesome sport.”
Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo on his group’s preparations after going 1-0 up

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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