India will be locking horns with Bangladesh in the Super 12 game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. Both teams have played three matches each in the Super 12 stage so far. India won two of their three games in the Super 12 stage and is standing second on the points table, with 4 points to their tally. Bangladesh, too, won two of their three games in the Super 12 stage so far and is standing next to India on the points table.
India is coming off a close loss against South Africa by 5 wickets in their last outing whereas Bangladesh is coming off a 3-run win against Zimbabwe in their last game. These two sides have met each other in a total of 11 T20Is so far, where India won 10 games while Bangladesh managed to win one.
In the 11 meetings between the two sides, India is leading the charts 10-1 against Bangladesh in the head-to-head battles. India is ahead in the last 5 meetings with a 5-0 margin. Another good contest is expected here between these two sides as the result of this game will make things clearer for the semi-final qualifications.
In the game against South Africa, Dinesh Karthik was seen walking off the field with a suspected lower-back injury. He batted in Adelaide’s indoor nets on the eve of the match and was also put through a ‘keeping drill. If not fully fit, India will be replacing him with Rishabh Pant. India also made the tactical move of including Deepak Hooda ahead of Axar Patel, a batting all-rounder for a bowling all-rounder in bowler-friendly conditions.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant/Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Shakib has a very economical record in T20Is against both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, with the stalwarts going only at 82.61 and 100 SRs respectively. Bangladesh is concerned about Nurul Hasan’s form behind the stumps. Litton could don the gloves and move up the order with Sarkar playing in the lower order. Ebadot Hossain could be an extra pacer under the prevalent overcast conditions. Shakib will be revealing his tactics and said there were several possibilities available to him.
Probable XI: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Yasir Ali, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Liton Das, Virat Kohli (VC), Suryakumar Yadav (C), Afif Hossain, Rohit Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Taskin Ahmed, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Liton Das, Virat Kohli (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Afif Hossain, Lokesh Rahul, Shakib Al Hasan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Taskin Ahmed, Arshdeep Singh (VC)