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India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2023 Date, Time, Venue, Pitch Report, Match Preview, Team Analysis, Playing XI, Key Players, Head to Head, Prediction

The Super 4 match of the Asia Cup 2023 between India and Bangladesh will be played on 15 September 2023, Friday, at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The game will start at 3:00 PM(IST), and the toss of the match will be done at 2:30 PM(IST). In the game, the India team will be led by Rohit Sharma and the Bangladesh team will be led by Shakib Al Hasan.

Match Preview:

After two high-intensity fixtures against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, India will take on Bangladesh in their final Super 4s fixture in the Asia Cup 2023. The Bangla Tigers have been on a two-game losing streak with losses against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Whereas the Men in Blue have had two big results against the top teams in the tournament.

Pitch Report:

The R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has produced balanced wickets, assisting both batters and bowlers. Certain wickets through the tournament have been flat, allowing some big scorers in the first innings. But the pitch for the India-Sri Lanka match was a rank-turner, with the Lankan spinners picking up all 10 wickets. Details Pitch Report

Team Analysis:

1. India:

The Indian team has performed as the best team in the Asia Cup 2023 so far. The batters have rediscovered top form, with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul scoring a lot of runs. The return of Jasprit Bumrah has provided a newer edge to the bowling lineup with massive improvements from Kuldeep Yadav. 

Playing XI of India

Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul(wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

2. Bangladesh:

Unlike the Indians, Bangladesh has failed to perform like a team in the Asia Cup so far. In the batting department, Towhid Hridoy has been one of the top performers alongside veterans Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim. Whereas with the ball, Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam have looked great for the Tigers. But Bangladesh’s best performer has been Mehidy Hasan Miraz, with contributions across departments.

Playing XI of Bangladesh

Mohammad Naim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Shamim Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Nasum Ahmed.

Key Players in IND vs BAN Asia Cup 2023:

As the fans gear up for this exhilarating match, all eyes will be on the key players who could turn the game in their team’s favor. For India, the key player to watch out for is Shubman Gill, known for his exceptional batting technique and consistency. His recent performances and back-to-back hundreds in the ODI’s make him the crucial player up the order. He will be an important player for India to give them a solid start. On the other hand, from Bangladesh, the key asset surely will be Shakib Al Hasan, an experienced all-rounder contributing with both bat and ball. His ability to score quick runs in the lower middle order and provide crucial breakthroughs with his off-spin bowling makes him vital for the team. Shakib’s calm temperament and leadership skills make him invaluable in crunch situations.

Ban vs Ind head to head in ODI:

India and Bangladesh have come head to head against each other in 39 One Day Internationals. The Men in Blue have won 31 games, whereas the Asian Tigers have come out victorious on seven occasions. One match between these two sides ended without a result. 

Matches Played: 39

India Won: 31

Bangladesh Won: 7

No Result: 1

IND vs BAN Head to Head in Asia Cup:

India and Bangladesh are two of the top cricketing nations in Asia. Bangladesh has never been able to win the Asia Cup despite being a regular participant in the tournament. Meanwhile, India has won the Asia Cup seven times and is the most successful team in the tournament’s history. The India vs Bangladesh head-to-head records in the Asia Cup are extremely one-sided as well. India and Bangladesh have already battled in two consecutive Asia Cup finals in 2016 and 2018.

Matches Played: 14

India Won: 13

Bangladesh Won: 1

Ind vs Ban Asia Cup 2023 Prediction:

Team India, known for their dominating performances, will be eager to showcase their skills in this Super 4 encounter. Led by a dynamic captain, they possess a strong batting lineup capable of setting big targets or chasing down any total, and a lethal bowling attack will be looking to make a bold statement in this match. According to cricket pundits, Men in Blue hold an advantage over Bangladesh. The Indian Team has a better chance to win this fixture as they defeated Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4s stage of the Asia Cup 2023. However, Bangladesh also possesses the potential to surprise even the mightiest of opponents. But one thing to look forward to is how they play in pressure situations because the Bangladeshi team mostly choked in pressure situations. 

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