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Aakash Chopra Makes His Predictions For The 2nd ODI
By SMCS - Dec 6, 2022 12:41 pm
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Aakash Chopra expressed that India will not be able to face another defeat in the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh, which would make the final a dead rubber on Saturday, December 10 as well. However, the Indian team lost the first game in Mirpur on Sunday by one wicket and they will hope to level the series in the second game as well.

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India vs Bangladesh

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “I am going with India to win, fingers crossed, toes crossed because we don’t want the last match to be a dead rubber. If we fall behind Bangladesh 2-0 and the series is over in the second match, we will not be able to digest that. Kohli and Rahul will together score more than 50 runs. I am not saying that Kohli will do that alone although he is in good form and might do that. But these are tough batting conditions – so one good ball, one bad shot, one wrong decision or a good catch – those things do happen.”

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However, KL Rahul top-scored for India with a 70-ball 73 in the first ODI whereas Kohli scored nine runs before getting out. And, Chopra expects Shakib and Mehidy Hasan Miraz to step up again as well.

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Indian players practicing in Sydney

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“I feel Shakib and Mehidy will together pick up three or more wickets, they might take four as well. If the pitch is a used surface, it will become even slower. Even if it is new, not many runs are scored in Shere Bangla, it is generally a 240 to 250-run match, and there is help for the spinners. Axar, Sundar and Siraj will together pick up six or more wickets, that’s what I am thinking. Siraj – he is flying under the radar but he is consistently performing well. Sundar should bowl his 10 overs. Axar – if he also bowls his 10 overs, you know the form he had sometime back on these pitches. He has been brilliant,” Aakash Chopra concluded.

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