India vs Bangladesh: IND Playing 11 for BAN, 3rd ODI. India takes on Bangladesh in the third and final ODI in Chattogram on December 10. The side has already lost the series losing the first two games. However, they have a massive job on their hands to not get clean-swept in the series. India have now lost both their ODI series against Bangladesh in Bangladesh. They lost 2-1 in 2015 and are now trailing by 0-2 in 2022. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have a realistic chance of a 3-0 result.
India have injury concerns heading into the third and final ODI with Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen ruled out of the third ODI with injuries. While Rohit is ruled out with a thumb injury, Chahar and Sen are suffering from a hamstring and a back injury respectively. Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav, the chinaman bowler has been added to India’s squad for the third ODI.
The Indian team will be led by KL Rahul who was named Rohit’s deputy initially for the series. The Indian team as a whole needs to stand up and win the match. The batters need to score runs if batting first or needs to take the onus on themselves to take India over the line while chasing.
The bowlers too need to bounce back after their poor performance from the second ODI. They have to bowl out the opposition under a manageable score which they did not do in the first second ODI. It will be a test for them without the senior players in the squad.
Keeping the injuries in mind, Team India will make a few changes to their XI for the final ODI. In this article, we take a look at their playing XI for the third ODI.
India vs Bangladesh: IND Playing 11 for BAN, 3rd ODI
KL Rahul (C/WK)
Rahul will lead the side in the absence of Rohit Sharma and will open the batting. He scored 70 in the first ODI but scored just 14 in the second. The skipper needs to take the onus on him to perform in the third ODI.
Dhawan has batted poorly in the first two games. He scored 7 in the first ODI and 8 in the second. The southpaw scored 685 runs in 21 ODIs so far this year averaging 36.05.
Kohli will slot in at number three. He too had two poor outings in the series so far. The right-hander scored 9 in the first ODI and 5 in the second. The former Indian skipper has scored just 189 runs in 10 ODIs this year averaging below 20.
Iyer will slot in at four. He scored 24 in the first ODI and 82 in the second. He is the quickest Indian to 1500 ODI runs and this year he has scored the most runs for India in ODIs so far with 721 runs in 16 matches averaging 60.08.
Rajat Patidar / Rahul Tripathi
One of Rajat Patidar and Rahul Tripathi can make his ODI debut. Tripathi has been with the side longer than Rajat and thus the management might give him his debut cap first.
Sundar will slot in at six as the specialist all-rounder in the XI. He played a crucial knock of 19 in the first ODI. He missed out in the second scoring just 11. With the ball, he took three for 37 in the last game.
Patel scored 56 off 56 balls in the second ODI and kept India in the game with his partnership with Shreyas Iyer. He will slot in at number seven providing India with another all-round option.
Thakur will slot in at number eight extending India’s batting order. He scored 7 off 23 balls in the second ODI and could not stick together with Rohit Sharma when India needed him. He will get another chance to make amends in the third ODI.
Siraj will be of the two specialist bowlers in the playing XI. He took two wickets but went for 73 runs in the second ODI. The pacer has taken 23wickets in 14 ODIs this year so far.
Kuldeep was added to India’s squad for the third ODI and should be included in the playing XI. He will be crucial to India picking wickets in the middle overs. He has picked up 11 wickets in seven ODIs this year.
The J&K pacer will conclude India’s likely XI for the third ODI which is a must-win for the side to avoid a whitewash. Malik picked two wickets in the previous game and five in four ODIs so far.