PUNE, October 18, 2023 – The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 continues to deliver thrilling encounters as India gears up to take on Bangladesh in a highly anticipated match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Team India, unbeaten in the tournament so far, is set to clash with Bangladesh, who are eager to get back on the winning track after suffering two consecutive defeats.
India’s journey in this World Cup has been nothing short of spectacular, with three victories from three matches. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team appears to be in impeccable form, and the recent return of Shubman Gill to the squad bolsters their strength.
A batting lineup featuring Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul, all in superb form, is a daunting prospect for any opposition. With bowlers performing exceptionally well, Team India enters this encounter as the clear favorites.
Nevertheless, Bangladesh cannot be underestimated. In the recent head-to-head statistics, Bangladesh has won three out of the last four ODIs against India, including a memorable victory in the Asia Cup last month. Furthermore, India’s record at the MCA stadium in Pune is evenly matched, with two wins and two losses in their last four one-day games at this venue.
The return of Shakib Al Hasan, who has been training diligently after an injury scare, provides Bangladesh with hope. However, their recent struggles, losing their last two matches, make this clash against the formidable Team India even more crucial.
In the 40 ODIs these two sides have contested, Bangladesh has managed to secure only eight wins, while India has triumphed in 31 encounters. One ODI ended with no result, showcasing India’s dominance in this rivalry.
The India vs Bangladesh World Cup 2023 clash will kick off at 2 pm IST on Thursday, promising fans a thrilling showdown.
How to Watch
Indian viewers can catch all the action live on the Star Sports Network channels, which will telecast the India vs Bangladesh ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match. For those who prefer streaming, the live action can be enjoyed on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
Probable Playing XIs
India Likely Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (C)
KL Rahul (WC)
Bangladesh Likely Playing XI:
Najmul Hossain Shanto
Shakib Al Hasan (C)
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)
As cricket enthusiasts worldwide gear up for this high-stakes encounter, the India vs Bangladesh match promises to be a thrilling clash between two formidable teams, with each side eager to secure a crucial victory in the ICC World Cup 2023.