India and Bangladesh lock horns once again as the two teams take the field on Wednesday. The match will be played at the Sher – E- Bangla stadium at Mirpur. The home team came back from behind to win the first game by one wicket.
From being 136 for 9 while chasing 187 to winning the game with 3 overs to spare and a wicket in hand helped the home team take a 1-0 lead in the 3 match series. The star of the show was 25 all rounder Mehidy Hasan who guided his team to the famous win.
The story so far–
Indian batting failed yet again during the 1st ODI against Bangladesh. Barring the 74 by KL Rahul the top 3 of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli failed to perform. Sharma was out for 27, while Dhawan and Kohli scored 7 and 9 as India were bowled for 186. Shakib Al Hasan did the damage with the ball as he picked 5/36 with the ball. this was the best ever figures by a Bangladeshi spinner against the Indian team in ODI.
Dhawan comes up with a hilarious reply to journalist –
Shikhar Dhawan turned 37 on 5th December and is in the final few years of his top flight cricket career. The left hander has been in the news for his slow strike rate in recent times. During the 1st ODI, Dhawan again came under fire for his reverse sweep which cost him his wicket.
Ahead of the 2nd ODI, Dhawan showed he hadn’t lost his sense of humor when he was addressing the press. One journalist asked the left hander "You will be looking for a new start tomorrow," to which Dhawan replied “Yeah, of course I can't do an old start, Yes, it's going to be a new start. We are looking forward to it. We are in a positive and good space,"
Will India make changes for the 2nd ODI?
India could look to bring in Umran Malik in place of Kuldeep Sen or Deepak Chahar. Both the pacers were expensive in the 1st game and the inability to bowl yorkers hurt the Indian team. Rohit Sharma and his men will look for a quick bounce back as Dhawan said in his pre game address “We are very very confident. This is not the first time we have lost the first game in the series. It's quite normal. We know how to bounce back from these situations. Bangladesh is playing good cricket. The last match was an interesting game, a low-scoring one. In the end, they dragged the game away from us, this doesn't happen that often. We analysed where we need to improve. We will try to create more impact in the coming games