ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Bangladesh – Live Cricket Score




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The Bangla tigers have improved their performances a lot in the last few years. Now, Bangladesh are not minnows, but a giant killer who can spring a surprise anytime. Bangladesh have faced India in two big matches in recent times; The quarter final of ICC 2015 World Cup, and the ICC WT20 2016, when the men-in-green failed to score 1 run in 3 balls.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Bangladesh: Live Streaming Online, When and Where to Watch Live on TV Channels

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Bangladesh: Live Streaming Online, When and Where to Watch Live on TV Channels

Now, it is the time for redemption and revenge. Bangladesh are eyeing nothing less than an emphatic victory over India. Bangladesh are preparing very hard for this exhilarating “ticket to Oval” match in which the winner will straightway move to the Oval for the grand finale.

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But Kohli and Co. are well prepared to foil their neighbour’s plan. Instead, India, currently ranked World’s No. 3, would like to continue their dominance in the world of cricket – a semi-final win against Bangladesh at Edgbaston will bring them an inch closer to their third title victory.

 

Team News for India

Men-in-blue are on a cloud 9 after beating the World No. 1 South Africa a few days back in the group match. Now, Kohli and company are all ready to take the winning momentum to semi-final and crush Bangla tigers.

Kohli’s own form will crucial to this match. The dashing right hander got a staggering average of 70 in his last 10 outings against Bangladesh. He is expected to play a big knock on Thursday. Kohli also has 157 runs in 3 matches in the ongoing Champions Trophy.

India’s game plan will be to let Dhawan and Rohit open the innings and let the duo lay the platform for the pinch hitters to exploit in the last 10 overs. But India has to maintain a steady run-rate from the very start or else some tight bowling from Bangladesh in the late overs could play spoilsport for India.

India’s Rohit Sharma has amassed 181 runs while Shikhar Dhawan has garnered 271 runs in the tournament so from from 3 matches that India played showing their good form with the bat. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s bowling will eventually play a decisive factor in Tomorrow’s match.

Team News for Bangladesh

What is going in favour of Bangladesh is their fiery fast bowling at powerplay and death overs. The West Indian legend Courtney Walsh is currently overseeing their bowling as a bowling coach and has infused a gush of confidence inside them.

Ahead of the big clash against their big brother – India, Bangladesh bowlers like Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain) are constantly taking fast bowling tips from Walsh.

Left-handed Rahman’s performance will be a key to Bangladesh’s victory as he is in good form. The team has good batting options too in Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahman and Mahmudullah – all are capable of hitting big shots and taking the game away from the opponents.

Likely Playing XI (Both Teams)

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicket Keeper), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Taskin Ahmed.

Head to Head: India have 26-5 win record against Bangladesh in ODIs.

Venue: Edgbaston, UK. The match will telecast live on Star Sports network from 3 PM (IST) onwards on 15th May, 2017.

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