After imposing an emphatic victory over Bangladesh in the second ODI, the Indian men has clinched the 3 match series and thus it has reduced the importance of the final game of the series. India already lead it by 2-0. The young Indian players came up with the opportunity given to them and impressed with stunning batting performances so far. The young Indian line up bundled Bangladesh for 58 runs in the 2nd ODI and they quite comfortably defended a score of only 105 runs. Stuart Binny bowled exceptionally well for India in the last match.
The young Indian team, led by Suresh Raina is bubbling with confidence at present and has the series under their belts. In the first match, Robin Uthappa and Ajinkya Rahane had a blistering partnership in the middle and they looked solid. They, however did not manage to pull up things on a wet and bouncy track in the second ODI. In the 1st ODI, it was the batsmen who won the game for the team and in the second game, it was the bowlers. India’s pace attack also seems to be perfect at the moment. Mohit Sharma and Stuart Binny had bowled exceptionally well and had jointly taken 10 of the Bangladeshi wickets in the 2nd match. They also possess some spinning talents in the likes of Akshar Patel and Parez Rasool. And as a bonus, both the spinners can come handy with the bat in the lower middle order and play as bowling all-rounders for the team. India also possess some good stars in the middle order in the likes of Ambati Rayudu, Cheteshwar Pujara and the captain himself, Suresh Raina. Also, they have a good keeper in the form of Wriddhiman Saha and we all witnessed what he is capable of in the IPL 7 Final. It is expected that as India has already clinched the series, they will be experimenting a bit in their line up for sure.
Coming to the Bangladeshi line up, the year has been so far shameful for the Bangladeshi men and they are yet to register an international win in this year in their name. They have disappointed with their performances and their batting collapse for 58 in the 2nd ODI was the most disappointing one for them. They did find a positive in the second match and it was Taskin Ahmed. The right arm pacer did impress with his debut performance by taking a 5 wicket haul. Also, Mashrafe Mortaza and Al-Amin Hossain bowled quite well in the series. The batting order did perform well jointly in the first ODI but did not manage to come up good in the 2nd ODI though. Also, they lack maturity in their batting. Most of their batsmen get out by playing insensible strokes. Their key batsmen in the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque has to come up good and thrive for a better performance in the last game of the series.
India will like to make a whitewash while Bangladesh on the other hand will have to try to ensure that no further harassment goes on their side. They must play well to secure a victory and must provide their fans with something to cheer for.
Suresh Raina (c), Robin Uthappa, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Kedar Jadhav, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Stuart Binny, Parvez Rasool, Akshar Patel, R Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Amit Mishra.
Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque (wk), Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza, Sohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed.