After being hammered in their first warm-up game, Team India is set to collide with Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens in their final practice match. India must be hoping to for a better outing in Cardiff while Bangladesh will play their first warm-up fixture after their encounter with Pakistan was washed out. Both the teams would be hoping to gain some winning momentum before the official tournament begins 30th May.
The Indian Team has been one of the most consistent teams in limited-overs cricket over the past few years. However, their recent performances have been foreboding which led to their downfall against Australia in home series. In their first warm-up game, Indian batting lineup collapsed in front of a sensational pace attack. Kohli & CO were bowled out for just 179 runs on the board under 40 overs, Jadeja scoring the inning highest 54 runs to save his team from a humiliating defeat. Indian bowlers toiled hard, but the 114-run partnership between Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson took the game away from the Indian Team. The Blue Brigade would be eyeing to land a counterpunch heading into their final practice match.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh is yet to play a warm-up game after their opening match was hampered by rain without a ball being balled. Masrafe Mortaza will be ready to lead the Bangladesh Tigers in probably his last World Cup. Often considered as the dark horses in this edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Bangladesh has a bunch of talented players who can outplay any team on their day. Tamim Iqbal, Mustafizur Rahman and World No.1 ODI All-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, will have the extra responsibility as seasoned campaigners to lead by example in this mega event.
Date: Tuesday, 28th May 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
League: ICC World Cup 2019
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Avg 1st Innings score: 227
Avg 2nd Innings score: 216
Highest Total: 342/8 (50 Ov) by Eng vs AUS
Lowest Total: 138/10 (37.5 Ov) by SL vs NZ
Highest Chased: 304/6 (48.2 Ov) by PAK vs Eng
Lowest Defended: 169/10 (23.3 Ov) by Eng vs NZ
- Vijay Shankar might return to grab his number-4 spot in the batting lineup.
- Kedar Jadhav can miss this warm-up match following his hamstring injury.
- Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar will complement each other at the top of the order.
- Mehidy Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan will be the X-factor for the Bangladesh tigers in this tournament.
Virat Kohli (capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav
Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal
- Rohit Sharma
- Virat Kohli
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Tamim Iqbal
- Shakib al Hasan
- Mustafizur Rahman