India will be favourites against Bangladesh © AFP
India will be favourites against Bangladesh © AFP

India and Bangladesh will face off in Match 22 of ICC T20 World Cup 2016 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, on Wednesday. India seem to have recovered from their shocking defeat against New Zealand in their opening match of the tournament, coming back with a good win in a tense chase against Pakistan. Bangladesh, on the other hand, seem to have lost a bit of a confidence since the Asia Cup T20 2016. Without Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny Bangladesh’s bowling looks decidedly less potent, and India could cash in and score heavily without them. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Bangladesh, T2o World Cup 2016, Match 25 at Bengaluru

As reported by AFP, seasoned left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra said, “Only two teams will qualify. Till the time (you do), you need to approach every game as a knockout game. There’s not too much room for error. Everyone in the dressing room, we are not taking Bangladesh lightly.” FULL CRICKET BLOG: India vs Bangladesh, T2o World Cup 2016, Match 25 at Bengaluru

Indian skipper MS Dhoni said, “I still feel there is still scope for improvement and in the coming two games that will be our priority. In the first game our run rate went down. So it’s not only about winning but you have to take care of the run-rate at some point.” Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said, “We will keep fighting. We still have two matches to fight hard.” Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan said, “We need to be very disciplined with our bowling and fielding to restrict them (India).”

 

Squads:

India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra.

Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman.

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