The mega tournament that we get to see only once in 4 years is finally here and is being played in England & Wales. Unlike previous world cups, this WC is being played in the round-robin format and will witness the match between the Tigers Bangladesh facing the two times world cup winners India on 2nd July at Edgbaston.
Pitch Report & Toss Predictions:
Mostly all the grounds in England & Wales are similar with a high scoring pitch. Teams will surely look to bat first in these conditions and create a huge total with less pressure. On the other hand, if there are chances of dew in the second innings then they will surely choose to bowl first.
Bangladesh Team News:
The Tigers have an amazing line up with experienced players. Tamin Iqbal will start off with his amazing striking in the Power play. The team will be pretty confident to face India as they previously defeated them in the 2007 World Cup in the Knockouts. The key bowling attack for Bangladesh will be Shakib and Mustafizur Rahman.
India Team News:
India is one one of the best-balanced side in the tournament. The openers Rohit and Dhawan have been playing together for a long time together and can create a great start for the team. Skipper Virat will be the key player leading the side. We will be seeing MS Dhoni playing his last WC. There will be choice between the 3-dimensional players Pandya, Jadeja and Vijay Shankar. Jasprit Bumrah will be the most important player in the bowling department.
Key Players for Bangladesh:
Mustafizur Rahman.: On a scoring surface its really difficult for the bowlers to get going. The bowlers will just need the batsman to make some silly mistakes to get those wickets. But someone like Rahman can change things around with his variations and could make the batsman to commit some errors.
Key Player for India:
Hardik Pandya: He had a very good IPL season and was Super striker of the bowl at many matches. He is a dimensional player who can contribute the bowl, bat and also with his fielding. We predict him to finish with a match-winning performance by taking crucial wickets and also scoring runs at the end of the innings.
Shakib vs Jadeja
Both these All-Rounders have similar style of bowling and both are one of the best all-rounders in this tournament. When it comes to stats, Shakib has more wickets in h pocket and also has a greater batting average compared to Jadeja. Shakib usually bats up the order and on the other hand Jadeja bats down the order t number 6 or 7. It will be very interesting to see which all-rounder stands out in this match.
Our Cricket Match Prediction:
In Today’s match, we predict that India will win the match as they have been consistent with a bowl as well as with the bat. Also according to past world cup stats, India has only once to Bangladesh in World cup back then in 2007