LIVE UPDATES: India will probably be with out the providers of all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel and Shardul THakur, who all suffered an harm within the recreation in opposition to Pakistan.
Catch all of the reside scores from the Asia Cup 2018 match between India and Bangladesh by our reside weblog. It is a good probability for Rohit Sharma Ahmed-led Group India to attain third consecutive win within the event and impose their authority additional. Bangladesh then again have their activity reduce out in opposition to India, after a drubbing from Afghanistan on Thursday.
Play within the warmth of Abu Dhabi, get thrashed by Afghanistan, journey 140 kilometres to Dubai, and tackle India within the first recreation of the Tremendous 4 stage the very subsequent day. That is what Bangladesh must do on Friday (September 21), whilst they rue the hectic schedule. Bangladesh had Afghanistan reeling at 160 for 7 within the 41st over, however issues modified quickly quickly. Rashid Khan smashed an unbeaten 57 off 32 balls which, together with Gulbadin Naib’s unbeaten 42, took Afghanistan to 255 for 7. Bangladesh did not even rating half of that and had been bowled out for simply 119 in 42.1 overs, having no solutions to Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Co. That is undoubtedly not superb preparation for a vital recreation in opposition to India, however Bangladesh haven’t any possibility however to maneuver on. They will take confidence from the truth that Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored an outstanding century in opposition to Sri Lanka, will probably be again for the India recreation after being rested for the inconsequential match in opposition to Afghanistan.
Mustafizur Rahman too will probably be again to bolster the bowling, notably within the dying overs the place they struggled final night time. The others, nevertheless, nonetheless must step up, particularly with Tamim Iqbal dominated out with a fractured wrist. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah obtained begins in opposition to Afghanistan, and so they’ll look to do extra to alleviate stress off Mushfiqur. It will not be straightforward in opposition to an Indian assault that discovered its toes in opposition to Pakistan after a poor recreation in opposition to Hong Kong. India had been almost surprised of their opening recreation, with the Hong Kong openers including 174 and threatening to chase down the 286-run goal. That did not occur, however India did get a get up name. India corrected their errors within the subsequent recreation, capturing out Pakistan for simply 162 earlier than striding to a simple eight-wicket win. The important thing to the improved efficiency was Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who hit the suitable lengths with the brand new ball together with Jasprit Bumrah. Between them, they obtained 5 wickets, whereas the wily Kedhar Jadhav bagged three along with his off-spin.
Jadhav’s bowling type provides depth to the facet, however India had been hit by the harm to Hardik Pandya. The all-rounder has been dominated out with a again harm he sustained in opposition to Pakistan. Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur too have been dominated out with accidents, with Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja and Siddarth Kaul coming in as replacements. The situations and schedule are maybe already taking a toll, however will probably be fascinating to see if any of them get a go instantly for they joined the facet solely on Thursday. India will probably be assured given the type of their openers – Shikhar Dhawan scored a century in opposition to Hong Kong, whereas Rohit Sharma appeared in very good hitting contact when he scored a half-century in opposition to Pakistan.
India nonetheless have their middle-order woes to handle. The batsmen added simply 48 runs within the final 10 overs in opposition to Hong Kong , and the middle-order wasn’t wanted within the small chase in opposition to Pakistan. If Bangladesh can get by the highest three early, they may put India below stress. For that, although, they will must get well from the powerful schedule and the relentless warmth in UAE.
India: Rohit Sharma(capt), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, Okay Khaleel Ahmed.
Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza(capt), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque