India won two matches in a row but lost the previous match against South Africa. Now they have played three matches with two wins to their name. They have lost one match and are holding the second position on the points table of Super 12 Group 2. Remember that whenever India lost its group match against South Africa, it won the title. Will they repeat this history? time will tell us. This match is very important for India.
Bangladesh also had been good in the group matches. They also had played three matches with two wins to their name. They have lost one match and are in third position on the points table. They are equal in points with India but are poor in net run rate. Bangladesh has to win this match at any cost to have some chance to move to the semi-finals.
India is overall a strong and experienced team but they failed to give the best performance in the previous match against South Africa and lost the match by the margin of five wickets. India won the toss and decided to bat first. This decision did not work for India as they failed to put a handsome total on the board. They managed to score just 131 runs in 20 overs. The big names of team India like KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Deepak Hooda, and Hardik Pandya failed to score some big runs against the bowlers of South Africa. Suryakumar Yadav was the only successful batter from their side who put some runs on the board. He scored 68 runs on 40 balls with the help of six boundaries and three huge sixes. Rohit Sharma scored 15 runs while Virat Kohli could manage to score just 12 runs. No other bowler from their side could even enter into the double figure. Deepak Hooda and Mohammad Shami failed to open the account on the scoreboard.
The bowling unit of India is very strong and they gave a tough time to the batters of South Africa but failed to defend a low target on the board. They leaked the target of 134 runs in 19.4 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, Hardik Pandya, and Ravichandran Ashwin were the key bowlers of India in the previous match. Arshdeep Singh is a young Indian bowler and is performing well in this tournament. He was the most successful and highest wicket-taker in the previous match with two wickets to his name in four overs against 25 runs. Mohammed Shami was just superb with the ball in the previous match against South Africa. He picked up one wicket in four overs against just 13 runs. Hardik Pandya also picked one wicket while he was charged with 29 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin was the other bowler with one wicket to his name but he leaked a lot of runs. He was charged with 43 runs in four overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the only bowler who remained wicketless in the previous match.
Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in the previous match with a margin of just three runs after an interesting competition. They won the toss and decided to bat first. The performance of their batting order was average as they could manage to score just 150 runs in 20 overs. Najmul Hossain Shanto was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side scoring 71 runs on 55 balls with the help of seven boundaries and one huge six. Afif Hossain also performed well and scored 29 runs. He faced 19 balls and smashed one boundary and one huge six. The skipper, Shakib Al Hasan scored 23 runs while Litton Das could manage to score 14 runs.
Bangladesh won the previous match due to the most outstanding performance by their bowling unit. They defended the target of 151 runs and leaked 147 runs in 20 overs. Taskin Ahmed proved the most successful and highest wicket-taker from their side picking three wickets in four overs against just 19 runs. Mustafizur Rahman also had an outstanding performance with the bat and picked up two wickets in four overs while he was charged with 15 runs. Mosaddek Hossain was the other bowler who picked two wickets but he leaked a lot of runs. He was charged with 34 runs in four overs. Hasan Mahmud and Shakib Al Hasan were the bowlers who failed to pick any wicket. Bangladesh needs to give the best performance in every department of the game to give a tough time to India.
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Teams
India is full of experienced and young players in the t20 format. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for India have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
India has an 80% chance to win this match.
Bangladesh has a 20% chance to win this match.