Match 12 of the 2023 Asia Cup concludes the Super Fours stage in Colombo on Friday, as India faces Bangladesh. Ahead of this encounter, India have already confirmed their position in Sunday’s final and Bangladesh have already been eliminated from the tournament. Continue reading as we provide a match preview. This day-night game at the R.Premadasa Stadium begins at 15:00 local time.
India began the week with victories over Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, and will be extremely confident of completing the Super Fours with a victory in this match.
Only one match has been won by Bangladesh in this tournament, and Match 7 was a resounding defeat by Pakistan. This will be a very challenging matchup for The Tigers.
We predict that if they win the toss in Colombo, both commanders will elect to bat first, as both teams will want to prove themselves under a variety of conditions.
The current forecast for Friday afternoon and evening predicts drier conditions compared to the majority of this week. Nevertheless, there is always the possibility of rain in the local area during the scheduled match hours.
This approach should be comparable to what we have witnessed during the Super Four stage. Some early off-the-surface movement for the quicks and rotation for the spinners.
Head to Head:
India won the most recent head-to-head match in this format by 227 runs in mid-December of 2017. In 31 ODIs, Bangladesh has prevailed over India only seven times.
IND vs BAN Team Form in Last Five Matches:
IND : W W W NR W
BAN : L L W L W
With a spot in the final already assured, India’s team management will have to make crucial decisions regarding whether or not to rest certain players and provide others with valuable World Cup experience. Axar Patel entered the lineup for the previous match, and we anticipate that he will retain his position.
India Squad Prediction:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
It has been a difficult tournament for Bangladesh, who lost their in-form batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto to injury early on and will enter this game without their veteran batsman Mushfiqur Rahman, who has returned home early to be with his partner during the birth of their second child.
Bangladesh Squad Prediction:
Mohammad Naim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Anamul Haque, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud
IND vs BAN Head to Head Stats in Tests
|Matches Played||IND Won||BAN Won||Tie||NR|
India vs Bangladesh Prediction:
Despite this being the final Super Fours match, we anticipate a fiercely competitive match because both teams will be looking to gain momentum before the World Cup. Bangladesh is already eliminated from the tournament, but they have excelled with the ball, so we expect them to cause India’s batsmen trouble. However, India has a vastly superior depth of talent, and we expect them to triumph on Friday.