Virat Kohli's masterclass against Pakistan saved India's WC campaign from being identical to last year's World Cup. Having lost to SA, they will be a bit cautious against Bangladesh given the uncertainty of the format. Fortunately for India, Zimbabwe lost by just a whisker against Bangladesh otherwise NRR could have made all the difference if either of the 2 remaining games had been a washout.
India's batting was brutally exposed against South Africa's pace attack on a lively Perth wkt. Only Suryakumar Yadav managed to show some courage and gave India some runs on the board to defend. The game awareness of Indian side could have been better in end overs. Surya faced only 9 deliveries after DK got out and that made a huge difference to the total. This was also the 1st time that a batter not named Kohli had scored a 50 against a top 8 side since Yuvraj Singh's 60 odd against Australia in 2014.
Team India have some mixed memories of the Venue. Notably, Virat Kohli has scored runs every time he has stepped on the ground. With 5 100s and one 90 in t20is way back in 2016.
Bangladesh is sitting on 4 points after defeating Netherlands and Zimbabwe. Their skipper gave a bizzare statement that they are not here to win the wc and if they defeat India it would be called an upset.
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik/Rishabh Pant, Ashwin, Axar Patel, Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh
Najmul Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Yasir Ali, Affif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mossadek Hossein, Hasan Mahmud
Total matches: 8
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won bowling first: 4
Average 1st Inns scores: 155
Average 2nd Inns scores: 144
Highest total recorded: 233/2 by AUS vs SL
Lowest total recorded: 146/10 by SL vs AUS
Both teams have faced each other 11 times in t20is and thrice in t20 wcs
Overall: Ind leads by 10-1
Batting 1st: 5-0
Batting 2nd: 5-1
Last 5 matches: 4-1
Highest run scorer: Rohit Sharma (452)
Highest wkt taker: Yuzvendra Chahal (9)
(Last five matches)
India: L W W L W
Bangladesh: W L W L L
Rohit vs Mustafizur: 86 off 51 balls, 2 outs
Hardik vs Mustafizur: 15 off 15 balls, 2 outs
Kohli vs Mustafizur: 56 off 48 balls, 1 out
Rohit vs Shakib: 131 off 110 balls, 2 outs
SKY vs Shakib: 28 off 31 balls, 1 out
Karthik vs Shakib: 26 off 25 balls, 2 outs
Rohit vs Taskin: 27 off 20 balls, 0 outs
Shakib v Bhuvi: 11 off 12 balls, 4 outs
Shakib v Ashwin: 30 off 33 balls, 3 outs
(Last 5 innings
Key Players & Fantasy Picks
By the looks of it, Virat Kohli will win his 3rd man of the tournament award in t20 wcs this time. He has scored 7 50s in Australia in just 13 innings. His average in t20 wcs is in excess of 90s. In addition to that, Adelaide is his favorite ground. He is your go to man to trust in the Fantasy XI and will fetch you good points just like every time.
Purple patch would be an understatement to describe Surya’s run of form in t20is. He is by far the best t20i batter at present. Since the start of the year he has scored 662 runs at a SR of 189. In his last 7 innings, he has scored 5 50s. Must must pick in your 11
Shakib Al Hasan
So far, he is the only trusted pick in the whole Bangladesh squad. Their batting has failed miserably every single time and its always good to bank on experienced players like Shakib in fantasy 11. He has also contributed brilliantly with the ball in end overs against SA and ZIM. Could cause problems to India’s batters who are not great players of left arm spin
He has picked 10 wkts in last 6 games and was lethal with the new ball in all the games so far. Given KL and Rohit’s form they should be vary of him
Afif Hossain and Liton Das are promising youngsters who haven’t lived upto the expectations in this tournament. Liton is due for a big one at the top and Afif could cause considerable damage down the order