COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Bangladesh vs India on March 8
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India got a proper hiding against Sri Lanka in the opening encounter of Nidahas Trophy as they slumped to a five-wicket defeat loss against them. The inexperience of the bowlers was on show in the absence of key players. India will face Bangladesh in their next match of the tri-series at the same venue as both the teams would look to get off the mark in the tournament. However, it would not be easy for Rohit Sharma and his men to make a comeback as Bangladesh is also a force to reckon with nowadays. In recent times, Bangladesh cricket has risen to such heights not many would have expected, least of all, the Asian giants India. Not having the best of records in the shortest format, Bangladesh will most certainly fancy their chances against a relatively inexperienced Indian contingent.
Best economical pick – Washington Sundar is one of those spinners who are known to skid the ball through with the new cherry. He is renowned for bowling well in the powerplays. In the game against Sri Lanka, he returned with figures of 2/28. On a day when Indian bowlers were taken for a heavy toll, Sundar did bowl well up front.
Top captains & vice captains – Shikhar Dhawan is plundering runs at will. Dhawan’s merry run extended in the fixture against the hosts. He scored a fine 90 off just 49 deliveries. The way he has been pacing his innings and anchoring the entire team’s innings around his knock deserves to be applauded.Bangladeshi all-rounder Mahmudullah suddenly finds himself being one among the experienced members of the side. With Shakib’s fitness being a concern, the onus in the middle order comes on Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim. In the recently played T20I series against Sri Lanka, he was seen in good form. Mahmudullah had scored 43 and 41 in the two games and was arguably the only consistent batter in the Bangladeshi side.
Smart pick – Soumya Sarkar has been in the Bangladeshi side for long enough to carve a name for himself. However, he needs some big knocks to ensure that he is not just making up the numbers. In the recent T20I against Sri Lanka, he had scored a gutsy 51 to show sheer class.
Cautious Pick – The primary reasons for India’s woes in the first game was the poor show of the bowlers with the new ball. Shardul Thakur was taken away for 27 runs in his very first over. He might not get a place in the Playing XI for this match.
My XI – Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Mahmudullah (Vice-Captain), Washington Sundar, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, M Rahman, Y Chahal,Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Mahedi Hasan