India faced Bangladesh in the quarter finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 when India emerged victorious and Bangladesh were eliminated. Its time for Bangladesh to return favours this time as they take on the visitors India in a three ODI series. After a rain affected test match at Fatullah where India had an upper hand, Bangladesh would now like to improve their skills in the limited over of the game. Watch 1st ODI live match streaming and telecast on Star Sports HD network and HotStar live cricket mobile app.
Bangladesh recently defeated Pakistan 3-0 in an ODI series. They have grown more comfortable in the 50 over format. Test cricket is something where they still need to evolve and it will take more time. As and when they would play more test cricket against teams like India, Pakistan or Australia, they would gain more patience that is most important in the longest version of the game.
The squads change and here the captaincy would change too. MS Dhoni would lead team India in the ODI series whereas Mashrafe Mortaza would head the home team. There is a high possibility that we could see the same Indian team that last won an ODI against Bangladesh. Only player who might not play from that winning combination could be Mohammed Shami who is injured at this moment. Bhuvaneshwar might get a match after a long time.
Bangladesh would miss the service of Mahmudullah Riyad who was in good form before his injury. He smashed couple of tons in the recently concluded cricket world cup. He would be replaced by left arm bowler Mustafizur Rahman. Rest, the whole squad remains the same that clean sweeped Pakistan in the ODI series.
Rain played spoil sport in the test match and it is very likely that we might see rain again in the ODI series. The forecast for the 1st ODI match on Thursday isn't too great. But let us hope we see a full match with lot of exciting cricket.
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