What more can you expect in the series after a brilliant finish to Friday’s match? Bangladesh win a thriller by beating the hosts by 2 wickets in the so called virtual semi-final. Now, the series is on the edge with India set to take Bangladesh in the mega finale on Sunday. Let’s have a look at the strengths and weaknesses of both the squads:
Hitman back in form – There were questions raised on his batting after several flops but the stand-in captain shut everyone with his stupendous knock in their previous game against Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma has to fire in the finals as well as Bangladesh are in a form of their life. They are capable of chasing a big total, if batting second.
Winning momentum – India have won 3 consecutive games so far and are in state of winning the final too. They are in a good form and a win from here can keep them on cloud nine after a shocking loss in the opener against Sri Lanka.
Pace Bowling a bit concern – Indian pacers due to lack of experience, spent lot of runs in the previous games. This has to be solved otherwise the game can go other way.
Chasing in the series – Bangladesh have shown their class in this series especially in chasing decent targets. They stun Lankans twice while chasing and are through to the finals now, where the Men in Blue are waiting for their challenge.
Shakib’s return – Shakib Al Hasan’s return is a big boost for Bangladesh cricket. However, still questions are popping up in the minds of many that why didn’t bowl 4 overs in the previous encounter on Friday. He was bowling well but a reason in not out yet. Hope he is fit enough and set to go in the finals!
Overconfidence – Many a times it seems like ‘The Tigers’ are overconfident after playing a couple of good games. This can backfire them anytime as they need to focus on cricket only. They are playing well and some more efforts can help them create history in the final on Sunday.
Cricwizz Prediction: India will win the final match on Sunday
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