Mumbai: After getting humiliated in the first warm-up game against New Zealand, India will be looking to bounce back and pick up a win ahead of their first World Cup 2019 game. India will be hoping to showcase a better performance in Cardiff against Bangladesh today. Bangladesh will be playing their first warm-up game of the tournament, as their first game against Pakistan was washed out due to rain.
The prime objective of both the teams will be to gain some winning momentum before the World Cup 2019 kicks off on May 30.
India is considered as one of the favourites to win the mega-event and has dominated the limited overs format in recent years. Along with India, Australia and England are also in the race to win the trophy. Australia would be looking to defend their World Cup 2015 title, and England would be looking to lift the trophy for the first time.
In the first warm-up game, India’s batting order collapsed against the fury of Jimmy Neesham and Trent Boult. The Indian team was bowled out just for 179 runs and was not able to post adequate runs on the board. Ravindra Jadeja was the sole performer, adding crucial runs on the board. Jadeja managed to score 54 runs in
Despite posting a low score on the board, Indian bowlers toiled hard to restrict New Zealand. But their efforts went to vain as Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson were successful in building a 114-run partnership between them.
On the other hand, Bangladesh is yet to play a warm-up game after their opening match was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled. Bangladesh is considered as one of the dark horses of the tournament and is equipped with a squad which has the potential to cause an upset on their day
Shakib Al Hasan tops the ICC all-rounder list and is expected to play a vital role in Bangladesh’s World Cup pursuit. Bangladesh’s campaign will be also assisted by experienced players like Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman.
Overs 50: India manages to post 359 on the scoreboard. Thanks to MS Dhoni and KL Rahul's amazing display of batting.
Overs 49.2: WICKET! Shakib gets his second as he is successful to dismiss MS Dhoni. He depars after smashing 113 off just 78 balls.
Overs 48.1: Dhoni brings up his ton in style. He reaches to 105 runs off just 73 balls.
Overs 43.2: WICKET! Rahul receives a standing ovation as he departs after scoring 108.
Overs 41.6: KL Rahul reaches 100 to end the debate regarding number four spot of India.
Overs 36.1: MS Dhoni reaches to his 50 in just 40 balls.
Overs 25.6: Rahul to the rescue. KL Rahul reaches to his fifty in 45 balls. His innings comprised 7 fours and 1 six.
Overs 21.6: WICKET! Rubel gets Shankar. Vijay Shankar nicks the ball to the wicket-keeper. Rubel Hossain gets his second.
Overs 18.4: WICKET! Shaifuddin scalps the precious wicket of Kohli. Kohli misses his fifty as he departs on 47.
Overs 13.3: WICKET! Rubel Hossain strikes. India loses their second wicket as Rohit Sharma gets bowled by Hossain.
Overs 2.5: WICKET! Mustafizur traps Dhawan. Dhawan misreads and the ball hits the pad. It's a plumb LBW
Rain interrupts the match. It is a slight drizzle and the pitch has been covered.
Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field
Virat Kohli (capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav
Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal
When is the match?
The match is scheduled to start at 3 pm IST on Tuesday. (May 28)
Where is the match?
The match will take place at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
Star India has acquired the rights of telecasting the tournament, and the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports Channel.
The matches can be viewed live on Hostar as well....