IND vs BAN Match Preview- 3rd ODI

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IND vs BAN Match Preview- 3rd ODI. The Men in Blue has reached Chattogram for the 3rd ODI. Men in Blue will aim to win the final match of the three-match ODI series to avoid a humiliating whitewash against Bangladesh. After surrendering both matches at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, the Men in Blue caravan move to Chattogram.

The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium will host the final match of the ODI series on December 10 (Saturday). India A captain Abhimanyu Easwaran is likely to be called as injured skipper Rohit Sharma’s replacement for the upcoming two-Test series against Bangladesh, starting in Chattogram on December 14.

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Abhimanyu Easwaran
Abhimanyu Easwaran (Image Credits: Twitter)

Skipper Rohit Sharma, who valiantly tried to save the ODI series despite a left thumb dislocation, is likely to be out of the Test series. Abhimanyu Easwaran scored 141 in the only Indian innings of the first A Test and 157 in the 1st innings of the ongoing 2nd India A Test against Bangladesh A.

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Ahead of the final ODI vs Bangladesh, injuries are the main concern for Team India. As of now, at least three players are confirmed to miss the third and final ODI of the series. Skipper Rohit Sharma was among the three players confirmed by head Rahul Dravid to miss the third ODI against Bangladesh as he will head to Mumbai to consult an expert.

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Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen will miss the third ODI series. ( Image Source : Getty/PTI )
Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, and Kuldeep Sen will miss the third ODI series. ( Image Source: Getty/PTI )

Pacer Deepak Chahar, who only bowled three overs in the second ODI in Dhaka, was also ruled out of the final ODI as was fellow pacer Kuldeep Sen, who missed the match on Wednesday.

Taskin Ahmed and Tamim Iqbal
Taskin Ahmed and Tamim Iqbal

Bangladesh were able to continue their streak of not losing an ODI series at home since 2016 after surviving a scare from Rohit Sharma in the second ODI. They are without Tamim Iqbal, their regular skipper, and one can only imagine how deadly they would be with him back. Their fastest bowler, Taskin Ahmed, is also absent.

The skipper Rohit Sharma copped an injury to his finger in Bangladesh’s batting innings while attempting a catch. The ball hit his thumb and he was seen bleeding as he walked off. The BCCI later confirmed he had gone for scans after the BCCI medical team assessed him.

However, with India in dire straits in the run chase, Rohit Sharma walked out to bat at No.9, slamming an unbeaten 51 off just 28 balls to take India to the brink of an unlikely win.  He hit a six with 12 runs needed off two balls, but could only manage a single off the final ball as Bangladesh wrapped up a series victory with the five-run win.

IND vs BAN Match Preview- 3rd ODI

Mehidy Hasan Miraz was injured while bowling his 7th over of the innings. He might miss the game if he isn’t fit to play. Yasir Ali might play in place of Mehidy Hasan Miraz if the all-rounder misses the game.

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Mehidy Hasan Miraz Pic Credits: Twitter.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz was the hero in both the games, scoring a vital unbeaten 38 off 39 balls as Bangladesh won by 1 wicket in a thriller in the 1st ODI while scoring a ton (100* off 83 balls) in the 2nd ODI. He was awarded Man of the Match in both the games. He may be rested for the 3rd ODI with the series already won by Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Probable Playing XI:- Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Yasir Ali, Nasum Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

One of uncapped Rahul Tripathi or Rajat Patidar will replace Rohit Sharma in the team. Ishan Kishan might replace Shikhar Dhawan as the other opener in the team. Shahbaz Ahmed is likely to play ahead of Deepak Chahar who sustained an injury in the 2nd ODI.

File photo of Rajat Patidar.© Twitter
File photo of Rajat Patidar.© Twitter

India Probable Playing XI:- Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik

Virat Kohli | Rohit Sharma | Rishabh Pant | KL Rahul | Suryakumar Yadav | Sanju Samson | Shreyas Iyer | Yuzvendra Chahal | Jasprit Bumrah

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