Match 17 of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 will feature a clash between the hosts India (IND) and Bangladesh (BAN) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday, October 19. India come into the contest on the back of a sensational performance against Pakistan in Ahmedabad. The hosts are coasting along with three wins out of three and an excellent Net Run Rate.
On the other hand, Bangladesh are running low on confidence after a loss to the Black Caps by eight wickets with over seven overs to spare. Shakib Al Hasan’s race against time to full fitness for the India clash just added salt to Bangladesh’s wounds. They are currently sitting seventh with one win in three games. The Tigers’ top order will have to come to the party to have the slightest chance against the high-flying Rohit Sharma-led side.
India are one of the two teams, except New Zealand, in the tournament that have not yet lost a match so far. They are at number 2 on the points table with 3 wins in 3 matches and a net run rate (NRR) of +1.821. On the other hand, Bangladesh are coming to this match with back-to-back losses. They stand in the sixth spot on the points table with an NRR of -0.699.
IND vs BAN Match Details:
|Match||India Vs Bangladesh, ODI World Cup 2023, Match 17|
|Venue||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Lucknow|
|Date & Time||Thursday, October 19, 2:00 PM (IST)|
|Live Streaming Details||Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app and website|
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report:
The surface at the Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune is a batting paradise. The bowlers might feel the heat due to the ground dimensions. But the spinners get a bit of bite from the surface as the game goes on. But with dew around and the ball skidding off the surface under lights, bowing first might be the way to go about business.
IND vs BAN Head-to-Head Record:
|First Played||27 Oct 1988|
|Last Played||15 Sep 2023|
IND vs BAN Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.
Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter:
Rohit Sharma (India)
Rohit Sharma in the 2023 ODI World Cup has been watching it like a beach ball. The Indian skipper could be the best batter in the upcoming game against Bangladesh. The 36-year-old has managed to score fifty and a hundred in his last two outings and looked hungry for runs, and could be on yet another rampage if he sees through Bangladesh’s new ball attack in Pune.
Probable Best Bowler:
Jasprit Bumrah (India)
The ace Indian pacer, Jasprit Bumrah, has been firing on all cylinders in his first home ODI World Cup. The Ahmedabad-born pacer has been nailing his yorkers, bowling fine lines, and executing his slower balls to perfection. Bumrah’s spell could ignite another successful game for India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
India is always a all time favrouite and going to win this game.