Sunil Gavaskar. Photo- Twitter
Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo: Twitter)

Batting icon Sunil Gavaskar stated that India would need to choose their strongest side in order to prevent a whitewash during an interview with Sony Sports following Bangladesh’s victory against the visitors on Wednesday to wrap up the three-match series by a score of 5 runs. 

For Team India supporters 2022 is nothing short of a nightmare. They won’t be in high spirits after losing three straight series against opponents from South Africa, New Zealand, and now Bangladesh. especially with the World Cup in 2023 being so close by.

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In order to salvage his team’s face at the second ODI match in Mirpur, skipper Rohit Sharma had to step out to bat despite having a broken finger. Despite his valiant fifty, Bangladesh won the game by 5 runs, hence his efforts went in vain. India will play for dignity and try to win the series at all costs in the last game in Chattogram now that the series is over.

Win The 3rd ODI And Get Your Confidence Up: Sunil Gavaskar

At this point, it should be noted that Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, and captain Rohit have already been ruled out of the game. 

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“They have to pick their strong side. It’s a matter of finding confidence for the Test match that follows. The composition of the Test squad and the ODI squad is going to be a little different,” Sunil Gavaskar said. 

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If KL Rahul’s team lost the game, it would be Bangladesh’s first-ever whitewash against India. 

“But against a team that is batting and bowling so well, Bangladesh have been outstanding. India need to win this. India need to reduce the margin to 2-1. Win the 3rd ODI and get their confidence up and try and win the Test in Chattogram,” Sunil Gavaskar added. 

The two-match Test series, which is a part of the World Test Championship cycle, will now pit India against the hosts. Rohit’s absence will allow Abhimanyu Easwaran to take over. In addition, the youthful Shubman Gill and stand-at skipper KL Rahul will start India’s innings in Chattogram and Dhaka. 

It is also known that Umran Malik or Bengal seamer Mukesh Kumar, who has regularly excelled for India A, might take Mohammed Shami’s spot if he becomes hurt. 

Mukesh Kumar. PC- BCCI
Mukesh Kumar. PC- BCCI

As Ravindra Jadeja, who hasn’t played a single match since needing knee surgery, will be participating in the Test matches right immediately, India’s bowling might appear to be badly depleted. 

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