For years to come, India will remember this series loss. Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan, Iyer, and KL Rahul have all failed miserably in consecutive matches. Rohit Sharma’s heroics near the end of the second ODI brought India dangerously close to the best ODI win of all time. The injured captain performed at a lower level.
Axar Patel and Washington Sundar of India can have fun with the ball, while Shakib and Mehidy Hasan Miraz of Bangladesh will be key players.
Mustafizzur Rahman, who relies on slower back-of-the-hand deliveries, is also benefiting greatly from the pitch. Siraj has found some swing with the new ball and will be an important bowler in the first ten overs.
The visitors will be concerned about India’s batting order as they attempt to avoid a complete whitewash. With Rohit Sharma out, Rajat Patidar could be an excellent replacement for the Indian captain.
The 3rd ODI between Bangladesh vs India will take place on December 10th, 2022 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs India, 3rd ODI, India Tour of Bangladesh 2022
Date: December 10, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 11:30 AM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
On the day, Bangladesh was the superior team. They lacked a stronger batting lineup that performed better than their Indian counterparts. There was only one outstanding player on the team who delivered both victories. The difference was made by the hosts’ home advantage and the spirit with which they approached this rivalry.
There should have been no doubts about the hosts’ chances of winning the match after bowling India out for 186 runs. Bangladesh, on the other hand, lost 9 wickets and the match went to the 46th Over on their way to victory.
Again, Bangladesh won the second match with a 271-run total batting first, followed by a reduction of India to 4 for 64.
Nonetheless, the game came down to the wire, with India needing 6 off the final ball and losing by 5 runs. Bangladesh were on the verge of losing there. Things would have been different if Mustafizur hadn’t bowled a maiden to Siraj.
Overall, the hosts have not been completely dominant, and they have struggled to win the series. There are numerous issues with the batting, and the bowlers are able to put the opposition on the back foot thanks to the pitch.
Bangladesh’s key batters are Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmadullah, and Shakib. Bowlers to keep an eye on include Ebadot Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Shakib Al Hasan.
Tamim Iqbal (c), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Yasir Ali, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Ebadot Hossain, Anamul Haque, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Nurul Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, and Taskin Ahmed
Possible Playing XI:
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das (c), Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Both of these defeats must have harmed India. Though one would not expect India to win after batting first and scoring 186 runs, Rohit’s men were on the verge of victory in that game. In just 5 overs, Indian bowlers reduced Bangladesh from 128-4 to 136-9. With number 8 and 11 batsmen on the crease, the opposition needed 51 runs to win.
That should have been India’s game 9 times out of 10. After Liton Das won the toss and chose to bat first, India led Bangladesh 69-6 in the second game.
Once again, the bowlers were unable to get through the tail and ended up conceding 201 runs for just one wicket in the next 31 Overs. Shardul Thakur and Mohammad Siraj’s death overs bowling will be scrutinized.
Umran Malik’s discipline will also be expected to improve. Without Shami, Bhuvi, and Bumrah, India is clearly struggling in the bowling department. These are concerning signs for India’s ODI prospects in the run-up to the World Cup.
On the batting front, Dhawan, Kohli, and Sharma’s experience didn’t help India’s cause on a difficult pitch in Dhaka. The final ODI of the series will be played in Chattogram, where the pitch will be similar and the bowlers will have an advantage.
In the middle order, KL Rahul will be expected to step up and deliver. Shreyas Iyer’s fighting knock in the last game in a pressure situation gave India hope.
KL Rahul (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar, and Kuldeep Sen
Possible Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (c & wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Rajat Patidar
Bangladesh vs India Toss Prediction
Teams batting second have won 15 of the 23 One-Day Internationals played at this venue. Both teams’ bowlers are in better shape and will be relied on to give their teams an advantage in the game.
Bangladesh vs India Pitch Report
The third and final ODI of the series will be played at Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. In ODIs at this venue, the average first innings score is 215 runs.
Spinners will benefit greatly from the pitch at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Spinners have traditionally dominated this venue. The sky will be partly cloudy, with a high temperature of 28 degrees Celsius.
Bangladesh vs India Prediction
India has suffered three injuries and will be without Rohit, Chahar, and Sen in the third ODI. As a result, they will only field three pacers. Despite the fact that spinners benefit from the pitch at this venue, India will be at a disadvantage in this game. Nonetheless, the hosts’ batting isn’t in great shape, which opens up a lot of opportunities for the visitors. A strong comeback from India’s top order has the potential to turn things around. With their strong squad and experience, India will start as favourites in our match prediction. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
India is the favourite to beat Bangladesh at the odds of 1.38.
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Shreyas Iyer will undoubtedly be required to anchor the Indian innings in the middle order once more. Notably, Iyer has scored 721 runs in One Day Internationals this year, and the Mumbai cricketer must live up to that reputation in the third game. Shreyas had 82 runs in the previous game.