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), at the same time as they rue the hectic schedule.The reside telecast of the match will begin at 5:00PM on September 21 (Friday). The match might be seen reside on the Star Sports activities community and reside streaming will likely be accessible on www.hotstar.com. You may as well comply with our reside weblog for ball-by-ball updates and evaluation on cricketnext.com.
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 towards India, however Bangladesh haven’t any possibility however to maneuver on. They will take confidence from the truth that Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored an excellent century towards Sri Lanka, will likely be again for the India recreation after being rested for the inconsequential match towards Afghanistan.
Mustafizur Rahman too will likely be again to bolster the bowling, notably within the demise overs the place they struggled final evening.
The others, nonetheless, nonetheless need to step up, particularly with Tamim Iqbal dominated out with a fractured wrist. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah bought begins towards Afghanistan, they usually’ll look to do extra to alleviate stress off Mushfiqur.
It will not be straightforward towards an Indian assault that discovered its toes towards Pakistan after a poor recreation towards 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 best lengths with the brand new ball together with Jasprit Bumrah. Between them, they bought 5 wickets, whereas the wily Kedhar Jadhav bagged three together with his off-spin.
Jadhav’s bowling type provides depth to the facet, however India had been hit by the damage to Hardik Pandya. The all-rounder has been dominated out with a again damage he sustained towards 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 it is going to be fascinating to see if any of them get a go instantly for they joined the facet solely on Thursday. India will likely be assured given the type of their openers – Shikhar Dhawan scored a century towards Hong Kong, whereas Rohit Sharma appeared in very good hitting contact when he scored a half-century towards Pakistan.
India nonetheless have their middle-order woes to handle. The batsmen added simply 48 runs within the final 10 overs towards Hong Kong , and the middle-order wasn’t wanted within the small chase towards Pakistan. If Bangladesh can get via the highest three early, they may put India beneath stress.
For that, although, they’re going to need to recuperate from the powerful schedule and the relentless warmth in UAE.
First Printed: September 21, 2018, 10:49 AM IST