Bangladesh face India at Edgbaston on Tuesday needing a win to maintain their hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals alive.
England’s victory over India means Bangladesh should win their final two group video games – towards India and Pakistan – and hope New Zealand beat England to achieve the final 4.
In the meantime, India can ensure that of their place within the knockout phases with a win. The match shall be performed on the identical observe as India’s defeat to England and Virat Kohli’s facet will hope to make use of that have and data of the wicket – and boundary sizes – to their benefit.
Whereas Kohli expressed his issues in regards to the boundary sizes, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza had no such worries forward of an important recreation for his facet.
“It will be the same wicket and same ground for both teams,” Mashrafe advised reporters on Monday.
“We haven’t played any match on it. Yes, one side is pretty smaller, so batsmen will normally target that area, but I think both teams will get the same benefit here.”
Mashrafe additionally insisted his group are solely specializing in their very own performances as they bid to achieve the semi-finals and are wanting ahead to the problem of attempting to get the higher of India and Pakistan.
“We’ve come this far by virtue of our seven points – from three wins and a washed out match. We won because we played well in those matches,” he mentioned. “To win tomorrow, we should play properly once more. In a event like this, it is pointless to depend on how different groups fare.
“In fact a loss tomorrow would imply finish of our marketing campaign, and issues may have been completely different had India overwhelmed England. I’m seeing it as problem. If we are able to beat India tomorrow. You want harder challenges to enhance as a group.”
India have been compelled to make one other change to their squad with Vijay Shankar dominated out of the remainder of the event resulting from a toe harm sustained throughout a web session with Mayank Agarwal, uncapped in ODIs, referred to as up in his stead.
Nevertheless, Rishabh Pant is predicted to maintain his place within the XI, having made his first look since coming into the squad for Shikhar Dhawan, towards England.
Mahmudullah was a doubt for Bangladesh after sustaining a calf harm within the win over Afghanistan however having had an eight-day break to recuperate, he’s anticipated to be match to play.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Frenetic is the easiest way to explain Pant‘s first World Cup innings as he made 32 from 29 balls at Edgbaston on Sunday. Nevertheless, the 21-year-old left-hander has already proven in his brief profession to this point simply what a expertise he’s and having bought a recreation underneath his belt, his outstanding energy and explosive batting make him one of many India batsmen finest suited to take full benefit of that brief boundary.
For Bangladesh, it’s a must-win recreation and with the strain on they are going to be trying to their star males to come back to the fore – and no star has shone brighter at this World Cup than Shakib Al Hasan. The all-rounder has been magnificent with the bat, scoring two a whole lot and three fifties in six innings – making 41 within the different – and profession finest figures of 5-29 within the final match present he’s discovering type with the ball now as properly.
WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?
India captain Virat Kohli on the Edgbaston boundary dimensions: “It is a coincidence that it simply falls underneath the limitation of the shortest you may have within the event. Fairly weird on a flat pitch. It is the primary time we have skilled that. It’s loopy issues fall in place randomly.
“If batsmen are able to reverse sweep you for six on a 59-metre boundary there is not much you can do as a spinner. One side was 82 metres.”
India batting coach Sanjay Bangar on MS Dhoni’s innings vs England: “I assume MS (Dhoni) was hanging the ball very properly, he had good intent and it is simply that the English bowlers caught to the duty very well, used the angles and used the big boundaries to their benefit.
“After they had been bowling to the shorter facet of the boundary, they had been bowling fairly good line. I did not discover something flawed in MS’s innings. He was batting superbly, he struck just a few massive blows. It is simply that final 4 or 5 overs distinction between runs required and balls left stored on creeping up.”
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza on dealing with India’s spinners: “I assume their spinners have achieved job in the event you take a look at their stats within the final two-three years. We will not count on to do what England did and get success.
“We need to stick to our plan and play the way we have been playing. Our batting has been very good throughout the tournament… we need to play according to our plan.”
Watch each recreation of the Cricket World Cup stay on Sky Sports activities, persevering with with Bangladesh vs India from 10am, Tuesday on Sky Sports activities Cricket.