It’s Bumrah this time and it’s the batsman again giving away his wicket. Nazmul chases off widish delivery outside but edges it to Shikhar Dhawan at wide slip to leave for 7 and Bangladesh is 16 for 2.
First wicket – India has won the test of patience. After some slow overs, Bhuvneshwar finally gets the break as Liton was late on a pull and gets upper edge to Kedar Jadhav. In the 5th over, Bangladesh is 15 for 1.
The beginning – Bhuvneshwar gets outside edge of bat of Liton Das straight. There is no another slip and ball runs to third man so opener can get a single off the mark. Four off the first over and one leg-bye is here on Bumrah’s over. For India, it is a tight start.
The second over is a bit expensive from Bumrah as he concedes 7 runs. Nazmul hits full toss ball along the cover for 3 runs, and Das pulled off short delivery for first four balls. After 4 hours, Bangladesh is 14 for 0.
Squad and Toss
India wins the toss and skipper Rohit Sharma chose to bowl first. This time, Ravindra Jadeja is getting first ODI for him since 2017 in West Indies series. It is just one change in India’s side as he has to play in place of Hardik Pandya, who was injured in recent match. There are two changes on Bangladesh’s side – Mustafizur Rahman and Mushfiqur Rahim are back to replace Abu Hider Rony and Mominul Haque.
India (Playing XI squad) – Rohit Sharma (c), Ambati Rayudu, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (w), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Bangladesh (Playing XI squad) – Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Liton Das (w), Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain
Pitch status – The pitch is fresh, with virtually no grass. It seems good for wicket. It has cracks but they don’t affect play. You cannot blast in this pitch. It needs you to accumulate runs. If a team scores 250, it must be good, according to Russel Arnold.
Bumrah, Kuldeep and Jadeja bowl on side wicket. Jadeja is a replacement to Pandya. Now bowling of Khaleel also pings Prakash.
On the ground – Fans are flocking to the stadium in large numbers and there is a lot of support for Bangladesh.
This is a double-decker Friday when India is facing Bangladesh on one side; Pakistan is up over Afghanistan on the other. It was a luxury to stay back in Dubai for all the action that Indian team took India v Bangladesh Free Cricket Betting Tips for Asia Cup. But the team has still hit by injury problems before Super four stage. Injury of Hardik Pandya was shocking, along with injuries to Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel. Team may be left with some selection stress.
At the same time, Bangladesh also needs to deal with their injuries, when Tamim Iqbal is coming back home when Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman resting for the last game.