India vs Bangaladesh Live Preview
Mighty India will take on minnow Bangladesh in the quarter final 2 on Thursday at SCG.India would have taken their current position more than happily if they are asked before the start of the world cup.Bangladesh would also gleefully accept their current position with out any second thought if they were asked before the commencement of the tournament.India are way head of Bangladesh in all the aspects of the game.India are fortunate to play against lowest ranked team of all eight teams qualified.Its a home game for Bangladesh but the ground is expected to be filled with blue jersey’s.
Bangladesh are coming after a good couple games in the league stage.They should consider themselves lucky to grab a point from rain effected game against Australia which eventually made their match against England a virtual knock-out.India should not take Bangladesh lightly or too seriously.None of Bangladeshi players could fit into Indian team under any circumstances.Sakhib-Ul-Hassan is the only player India should be wary off.India should also remember that Bangladesh are responsible for India’s early exit in 2007WC. Dhoni has to attributed for keeping all the players intact.Sakhib ul Hassan has mentioned that this is the most important match in Bangladesh cricket history.
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Mahamadullah Riyaz is the top scorer in the tournament among both the teams.He scored back to back centuries against England and New Zealand which have much stronger bowling attacks than India.Sakhib ul Hassan who is the ace player of the Bangladesh team has very good record against India.India shouldn’t let him break the shackles.
There are couple of things to be checked for India before going in to semis.Rohit Sharma wont get a better opportunity than tomorrow’s game to get in touch with his batting and cast-off his bad form.He has let down Indian fans through out the world cup by not making enough runs on board.Ravindra Jadeja role has to be sorted before going to semis.India should look to maintain intensity than any thing else.
Sydney has produced high scoring games through out the tournament and expected to behave the same way.Which ever team wins the toss will elect to bat without any doubt.
Probable playing XIs
India – Shikar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami.
Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rehman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.
“I wanted to congratulate Bangladesh for qualifying for the quarter-final. It’s good to see India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh – all four subcontinent teams – in the quarter-final. Earlier people were saying that we don’t have all rounders for conditions, so it’s good to see the teams from subcontinent through.”
India middler order batter Suresh Raina
“2007 won’t help; 2011, when we lost, that doesn’t help either. In short-form cricket, what is important is how you do on the day.”
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza