What more could you ask for from a three-match series, eh? A one-wicket win in the first match, a last-ball result, only one wicket remaining in the second, and every possible twist and turn on the way to those two ends. It’s a pity that the same team won both games, and that the series finale will be a dead rubber, but more excitement can’t be ruled out.
For Bangladesh, this series is more testament to how good an ODI team they are at home, and how good they have been over the years. since the beginning of 2015, they have win-loss ratio of 3.30
Against Full Members at home, bettered only by Pakistan, who certainly haven’t played much at home in this period, and New Zealand.
You could argue that Zimbabwe, the West Indies, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have been Bangladesh’s most consistent opponents over this period, but you can only beat what is in front of you. it is near bangladesh Defeated India four times in five matches
They have also had series wins over Pakistan and South Africa in the same period – suggesting they could do equally well against other high-profile teams that haven’t toured as often in recent years.
Bangladesh will solidly reinforce this idea if they win again on Saturday.
Of course, the series was so close that India itself could have been ahead 2-0. But they want that closeness to be reflected somewhere in the scoreline. To do so, they may have to play their best game of the series at the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, where they will be without their regular skipper Rohit Sharma along with several other injured absentees.
It will be a test of their resourceful depth – they came into this series without first-choice reserves like Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav and Sanju Samson – and that test will come against a hungry home side who are high on morale. Where the series trophy goes won’t affect the outcome, but it could have other, potentially far-reaching consequences.
Bangladesh WWWLW (Last five completed ODIs, most recent first)
Virat Kohli’s highest score in his last seven ODI innings is 18. It’s hard to call it a run of form, as he has played these seven ODIs in ten months, and has looked in great touch in other formats during this time. Nevertheless, in the absence of Rohit Sharma, India will be hoping their best batsman can get back among the runs as they push for a consolation win.
Mustafizur Rahman has taken only one wicket in this series but India are struggling to get him away. He conceded 14 runs in the final over of the second ODI, but despite this, he has so far managed only 3.64 runs in his 17 overs. Can India break its stranglehold in Chattogram in potentially flattering circumstances?
Unless there is an injury concern, Bangladesh are unlikely to make any major changes.
Bangladesh (Probable): 1 Liton Das (c), 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Nazmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mehdi Hasan Miraj, 9 Nasum Ahmed, 10 Mustafizur Rehman, 11 Abadot Hussain
India is in real loss crisis; Their squad page now has seven players withdrawn for this series. In place of the absent Rohit, India will have to choose between Ishan Kishan and the uncapped pair of Rahul Tripathi and Rajat Patidar. Only three pacers remain in the squad, so expect India to field a spin-heavy attack featuring either Kuldeep Yadav – who was included in the squad on the eve of the match – or Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel will join with.
India (Probable): 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Ishan Kishan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 KL Rahul (c & wk), 6 Washington Sundar, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Shahbaz Ahmed/Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Mohd. Siraj, 11 Umran Malik
While there is always something for the bowlers in Mirpur, Chattogram has become a batting friendly venue in ODIs. ODIs have done well here in the last five years best batting average
Bangladesh in three ODI venues – 37.49, a significant jump from Mirpur’s 25.91. So expect a flat pitch. On Saturday, the weather is expected to be clear and the maximum temperature will be 28 degrees Celsius.
We have a much better chance if he doesn’t play. He is such a high caliber player. I was a bit surprised that he didn’t come out to bat first. [in the second game], He might have shorted the ball.”
Bangladesh fielding coach Shane McDermott On his team’s prospects in Rohit’s absence
“To be honest, Bangladesh are a high quality team, especially at home. Their record says so, because I think they have only lost one series.” [in recent years]against England. They have been very, very successful at home. Before coming here, we knew what to expect from him. Certainly, especially in the subcontinent, Bangladesh is a very, very good team. He also had a good performance in the T20 World Cup this year. They have been doing really well in the last few years, and I am sure they too would love a good tournament going into the World Cup.”
India’s all-rounder Washington Sundar On Bangladesh’s chances in next year’s ODI World Cup in India