As cricket enthusiasts gear up for an enthralling face-off, India and Bangladesh are set to clash in Match 6 of the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2023. Hosted at the iconic R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, the atmosphere is electric. With memories of India's resounding 227-run win in their previous ODI encounter, fans eagerly anticipate the outcome of this pivotal match, expected to be a defining moment in the tournament.
India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2023 Super 4: Match Preview
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By: Anand Swami
Recent Team Performances
India clinched a spot in the Asia Cup finals with a significant win over Sri Lanka in the Super 4. Despite setting a modest 213, their bowling arsenal held strong, limiting Sri Lanka to 172. Standouts included Rohit Sharma's 53, Kuldeep Yadav's four wickets, and contributions from Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja. Bangladesh, on the other hand, battled fiercely against the Lankans but missed the mark by 21 runs. Towhid Hridoy's 82 and the combined bowling prowess of Hasan Mahmud and Taskin Ahmed, with three wickets each, were notable.
The R. Premadasa Stadium is expected to be a run-fest. With conditions favouring the pacers, the batters will enjoy playing on this surface. A team winning the toss might look to chase, given the nature of the pitch and recent trends.
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Rohit Sharma: Currently topping the run charts with 194 runs at an average of 64.66, the Indian skipper is on the hunt for his first century this tournament. Fresh from his achievement of 10,000 ODI runs, Sharma will be keen to make an impact.
Taskin Ahmed: Bangladesh's front-line pacer, Ahmed, has taken nine wickets in four games, becoming the top wicket-taker. His bowling figures of 4 for 44 against Afghanistan speaks volumes about his form. Taskin will be a vital cog for Bangladesh in challenging the mighty Indian batting line-up.
Projected Lineups: India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2023
India: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel/Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah/Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Shami/Mohammed Siraj.
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Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hosain, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud.
Venue and Match Timing
Hold on to your seats as the Asia Cup 2023 encounter between India and Bangladesh unfolds at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Scheduled for Friday, September 15, the match is set to commence at 3:00 p.m. IST.
Live Telecast Details
Catch the live action on Star Sports Network, the official broadcaster for the Asia Cup 2023 in India. In addition, the match can be viewed on DD Sports. Those who prefer online streaming can tune into the Disney+ Hotstar app or website. The best part? The India vs. Bangladesh clash is available for free viewing on the Disney+Hotstar mobile app.
As India and Bangladesh gear up for another showdown in the Asia Cup 2023, the stakes couldn't be higher. With India showcasing resilience in their journey to the finals and Bangladesh eager to prove their recent series win against the Men in Blue wasn't a fluke, fans are in for a treat. As the rich history of this rivalry unfolds further, the R. Premadasa Stadium is poised to witness cricketing drama at its finest.
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