Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Mirpur June 16, 2014

Weather threat looms over India, Bangladesh

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'Bangladesh need to play Taskin'

Match facts

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Start time 1300 local (0700 GMT)

Big Picture

A chase of 273 in 50 overs looked like it would represent a proper challenge for a new-look India batting line-up. They had made the perfect start, and were 100 for 1 in the 17th over, thanks to a fluent half-century from Robin Uthappa and a solid sidekick performance from Ajinkya Rahane, when the deluge arrived. Two and a half hours later, when the weather had cleared and after the Shere Bangla National Stadium had revealed the miraculous powers of its drainage system, 173 from 33.2 overs had become 50 from 56 balls.

For a set of batsmen who had only recently emerged from a month-and-a-half's submersion into Twenty20 cricket, this was hardly a test. In the end, then, the first ODI didn't reveal nearly as much about the second string as India would have hoped it would. Bangladesh would have been disappointed their bowlers didn't get a proper crack at defending what was a perfectly good total on a sluggish pitch. Both teams will want the rain to stay away on Tuesday and not come in the way again of fulfilling their objectives from this brief ODI series.

The first part of the match, however, had given India a good chance to test their inexperienced bowling attack. They began well with the new ball, and kept Bangladesh in check for large parts of the innings, but let them get away to a fairly big total.

Bangladesh, in the end, performed the old-school ODI trick of doubling their 30-over score, and will have been particularly encouraged by the performance of their middle order. Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan made brisk half-centuries after a sluggish start from the openers, and Mahmudullah - who had gone through a bit of a horror run of late - showed signs of a return to form with an enterprising 41 at close to a run a ball.

Thanks in large part to Mohit Sharma going off the field with an unspecified injury (the team management didn't clear up the mystery in the post-match press conference, but said on Monday that he is 100% fit to play the second ODI) after bowling 5.4 overs, the spinners ended up bowling eight of the last 10 overs, and Akshar Patel and Amit Mishra in particular took a beating. With Umesh Yadav sending down a poor 48th over as well, India ended up conceding 80 in the last 10. India will want to keep up their new-ball performance and improve their showing at the death, Bangladesh's batsmen will want to do just the opposite.

Form guide

Bangladesh: LLLLL (most recent first)
India: WWLLW

In the spotlight

After Sunday's duck, Cheteshwar Pujara now has a total of 13 runs in three ODIs. His career in blue hasn't taken off the way he will have wanted it to, and the rough lbw decision that he got against Shakib Al Hasan - the ball looked to be heading over the top of the stumps - will have compounded his frustration. All he will be asking for on Tuesday is to be able to settle in, because he surely has the game to score runs batting in the top three.

Over 50% of Anamul Haque's ODI runs have come in boundaries, and he finds them with attractive shots all around the ground, but his career strike rate is only 70.32. His 44 on Sunday was a microcosm of his ODI career. He struck seven fours, but failed to score off 38 of the other 53 balls he faced. He must try and come up with ways to rotate the strike better.

Team news

Bangladesh's new-ball bowlers didn't make any impression on India's openers on Sunday, and they may as a result want to add more firepower to their seam attack. This could mean that they play Taskin Ahmed, who is reputed to bowl at express pace, and leave out the allrounder Ziaur Rahman.

Bangladesh (possible) 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Ziaur Rahman/Taskin Ahmed, 9 Abdur Razzak, 10 Mashrafe Mortaza, 11 Al-Amin Hossain

India's batsmen, apart from the openers, didn't really get to spend a decent length of time in the middle thanks to the rain interruption on Sunday. They will therefore most likely go in with the same top six. The team management, meanwhile, have said Mohit Sharma is fit to play, so an unchanged XI is on the cards.

India (possible) 1 Robin Uthappa, 2 Ajinkya Rahane, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Suresh Raina (capt), 6 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 7 Akshar Patel, 8 Parvez Rasoool, 9 Amit Mishra, 10 Mohit Sharma, 11 Umesh Yadav

Pitch and conditions

Dhaka has experienced sweltering heat over the last few days, interrupted by spells of heavy rain such as the one that shortened the first ODI. The forecast for Tuesday is no different, with expected maximum temperatures in the high 30s and periodic downpours predicted.

Stats and trivia

  • While batting in the first 10-over Powerplay, Anamul Haque, over the course of his ODI career, has only converted 15.15% of the deliveries he has faced into singles. That is less than a single for every over he faces

  • Mominul Haque has failed to get into double figures only four times in his 18 ODI innings. But he has gone past 40 only four times

Karthik Krishnaswamy is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on June 17, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    icc shud seriously revise the tour prog....as weather spoils the entire mood in mid of match......

  • on June 17, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    terrible climate...... it kills all joy and thrils of cricket...

  • Indian_Kari_Pakku on June 17, 2014, 6:50 GMT

    Win or lose to Bangladesh doesn't matter. This is more like let Bangladesh to practice ODI. We should more concentrate on up coming England Test Series. Sri Lanka done well by draw the first match. We should not let England to white wash India as it happened in the past. At least try to draw couple of games. Good luck India.

  • on June 17, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    looking forward to this match hope weather stay good... i think this indian team is more then good enough to beat Bangladesh on their home soil...

  • on June 17, 2014, 6:32 GMT

    don't know what is hapaning to TAMIM . he is one of the best batsman of bangladesh. but he is playing match losing innings. he have to be careful otherwise he will out of bangladesh team .

  • prof_aks on June 17, 2014, 6:27 GMT

    Good opportunity to rattle BD and clean sweep series. The true challenge will be in Eng. Will see if history repeats or India repletes. BTW SL played very well in ENG to save first test match, India should watch it carefully

  • pandian_ikku on June 17, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    Playing full 50 overs game is the strength of Bangladesh. When overs are reduced obviously the advantage goes to the Indian side. If this game is not interrupted by rain India has to work very hard to win it.

  • on June 17, 2014, 6:13 GMT

    Form guide Bangladesh: LLLLL (most recent first)

    You do not have to say "most recent first" for Bangladesh.. you can flip it whichever way you want, that sequence will look the same 99% of the time :-)

  • Yousufahmed1 on June 17, 2014, 6:06 GMT

    The biggest problem Pujara has is he can not run fast. Surely we can hide one fielder who can not field properly but thing is he will have to open and no. 3 is Kohli. And kohli's game is to take singles and doubles at the start so if Kohli and pujara are batting together, Kohli will get frustrated. Pujara is easily one of the most talented batsman in the world and he can score quickly as well but I am afraid it will hamper players who would be playing with him in the middle. In AUS there will be alot of 2s and 3s due to big grounds. I sincerely hope he forget about bowling practice coz we will not need him as a bowler but we will need him as a batsman in AUS. I wish he practice running than wasting time on bowling. He is too good a batsman to be left out. Uttapa and him can open with Rohit at 4 and raina and Dhoni at 5 and 6. Rohit can blossom as a no. 4 but I hope Yuvi gets selected and plays like he played in the latter half of IPL.

  • on June 17, 2014, 5:57 GMT

    No doubt pujra is a good batsmen but he need to perform in ODI too be a part of world cup hope he will score run today

  • on June 17, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    icc shud seriously revise the tour prog....as weather spoils the entire mood in mid of match......

  • on June 17, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    terrible climate...... it kills all joy and thrils of cricket...

  • Indian_Kari_Pakku on June 17, 2014, 6:50 GMT

    Win or lose to Bangladesh doesn't matter. This is more like let Bangladesh to practice ODI. We should more concentrate on up coming England Test Series. Sri Lanka done well by draw the first match. We should not let England to white wash India as it happened in the past. At least try to draw couple of games. Good luck India.

  • on June 17, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    looking forward to this match hope weather stay good... i think this indian team is more then good enough to beat Bangladesh on their home soil...

  • on June 17, 2014, 6:32 GMT

    don't know what is hapaning to TAMIM . he is one of the best batsman of bangladesh. but he is playing match losing innings. he have to be careful otherwise he will out of bangladesh team .

  • prof_aks on June 17, 2014, 6:27 GMT

    Good opportunity to rattle BD and clean sweep series. The true challenge will be in Eng. Will see if history repeats or India repletes. BTW SL played very well in ENG to save first test match, India should watch it carefully

  • pandian_ikku on June 17, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    Playing full 50 overs game is the strength of Bangladesh. When overs are reduced obviously the advantage goes to the Indian side. If this game is not interrupted by rain India has to work very hard to win it.

  • on June 17, 2014, 6:13 GMT

    Form guide Bangladesh: LLLLL (most recent first)

    You do not have to say "most recent first" for Bangladesh.. you can flip it whichever way you want, that sequence will look the same 99% of the time :-)

  • Yousufahmed1 on June 17, 2014, 6:06 GMT

    The biggest problem Pujara has is he can not run fast. Surely we can hide one fielder who can not field properly but thing is he will have to open and no. 3 is Kohli. And kohli's game is to take singles and doubles at the start so if Kohli and pujara are batting together, Kohli will get frustrated. Pujara is easily one of the most talented batsman in the world and he can score quickly as well but I am afraid it will hamper players who would be playing with him in the middle. In AUS there will be alot of 2s and 3s due to big grounds. I sincerely hope he forget about bowling practice coz we will not need him as a bowler but we will need him as a batsman in AUS. I wish he practice running than wasting time on bowling. He is too good a batsman to be left out. Uttapa and him can open with Rohit at 4 and raina and Dhoni at 5 and 6. Rohit can blossom as a no. 4 but I hope Yuvi gets selected and plays like he played in the latter half of IPL.

  • on June 17, 2014, 5:57 GMT

    No doubt pujra is a good batsmen but he need to perform in ODI too be a part of world cup hope he will score run today

  • lonewarriorram on June 17, 2014, 5:56 GMT

    @sandeep kumar- Pujara at No 4 is a misfit. He can't really accelerate the scoring rate during batting power play. Also he is a slow runner between wickets and a slow fielder. we can't have another fielder competing with Ashwin in fielding. Before WC I can't see place for pujara in ODI squad.

  • Karthik78 on June 17, 2014, 5:25 GMT

    I strongly believe India A has better team than India senior. Because, Dhoni wont change India senior even when they perform badly. But India has lot of talent, so they will try to use this opportunity to perform better. I believe, you guys remember Zimbabwe tour with inexperienced team lead by Kohli. Dhoni is unwilling to change the team, else India would be even greater side than we see today.

  • Chennai_Cricket on June 17, 2014, 5:14 GMT

    Uthappa, dhawan, kohli, rohit, raina, yuvraj, dhoni, jadeja, shami, bhuvanesh and yadav . This is the best xi for worldcup.

  • on June 17, 2014, 4:56 GMT

    Pujara is got very good technique and temperament and he should be included in odi matches only in abroad conditions other than asia. he will be handy in away matches where our odi specialists are failing just because of their impatience. hez got lot of patience. and he should come at no.4 wer he plays game according to the match conditions

  • India_boy on June 17, 2014, 4:55 GMT

    We definitely Pujara in the long haul. There are some players who are made out to be international material, like Rohit Sharma and Ashwin while there are some like Pujara who are inherently good but self-doubt seems to be their only hurdle. We persisted with Rahul Dravid the same way and he turned out to be India's 2nd best ODI batsman ever. Have patience people, a failure like Rohit Sharma has played more than 130 ODIs, give Pujara at least 30 ODIs?

  • pravineswar on June 17, 2014, 3:55 GMT

    No1 is doubting Pujara's talent here. Most of them are worried about team balance if he is included in middle order. We can have only 2 of Pujara, Rohit, Rahane, Rayudu, Tiwary in top 5 and 3 in same squad. Gambhir, Dhawan & Raina being left handed offer balance & two of them should be in squad. If Pujara plays ODI, he should open. He cant bat at No.04 behind Virat. If Pujara plays at 3 then Rohit has to be dropped from side since he consumes too many dot balls before catching up at the top.Even legend Dravid has been batsman WK to lend balance. For second ODI, I would play Tiwary at No.04 instead of Pujara and move Saha to No.03, Raina at 05 & Kedar at 6 (instead of Rayudu) and Akshar, Rasool & the bowlers to follow. Maybe in 3rd ODI, Pujara (replace Rahane) can open with Utthapa. Uthappa can keep and then have Rayudu at No.03, Tiwary, Raina & Kedar, 2 all rounders and 3 bowlers to follow. This way, most of batsman get least 2 games each and have best combination for win.

  • Chennai_Cricket on June 17, 2014, 1:18 GMT

    No chance for pujara in worldcup squad, we need aggressive batsman for limited over cricket but pujara is very good in test.

  • Bruisers on June 17, 2014, 0:01 GMT

    I think Pujara will make a better ODI batsman than Rahane. Both of them have the temperament to build an innings, but Pujara is way ahead technique-wise. Rahane hasn't had a great ODI career so far in his 28 games. No hundreds, 6 fifties out of which two have come against BAN, one against ZIM and one against AFG. His strike-rate of 70-odd isn't impressive either. He struggled in NZ ODIs and then failed in crunch games of Asia Cup. Sure, he's a wonderful Test batsman, but you can't have both Rahane and Pujara in the same XI in ODIs. Rahane is a much better fielder though, so that might give him a long rope under Dhoni's reins.

  • ramz30380 on June 16, 2014, 19:17 GMT

    @ all those in favor of Pujara playing ODI - Pujara is a technically correct batsman & no-one can dispute his capabilities, that being said, its important for ppl to sit back & think how & where he can serve in a colored jersy.

    He is def not a finisher, he cant open as he is a slow starter & can eat into deliveries during the powerplay overs. The only slot where he fits in is No.3 - anyone with common sense will not replace a wonderfully in-form Virat for a Pujara!

    Apart from these issues, Pujara is prone to injuries - with so much of cricket being played these days, its better to savour a talent like him for test cricket.

    In ODIs you need ppl who can contribute in more than one aspect of the game. Pujara cant bowl & is slow in the field - take a call guys, be reasonable. He can be in the squad as a replacement, but as a player in the first XI - I dont think so!

  • GR8GAUR on June 16, 2014, 18:52 GMT

    @mla_tuhin: very optimistic I must say.

  • kc69 on June 16, 2014, 18:34 GMT

    Well I would not comment about any player and his capabilities just from one match.Rather leave the team selection to Raina and team management and all I would say is "Keep calm and let the talent flow in".

  • vkumar_086 on June 16, 2014, 17:56 GMT

    @mla_tuhin....we have seen the ability of BD in first match and the same will repeat in other two matches also....nowadays any team can easily win over BD, we have seen that in Afghanistan and Hong kong's case, tomorrow Uthappa will blast BD bowling attack, only rain god should save BD tomorrow to avoid series loss

  • screamingeagle on June 16, 2014, 17:51 GMT

    @ mla_tuhin, I do admire your optimism, but seeing how BD showed their (lack of) ability quite well when they batted and there was no rain?

  • chechong0114 on June 16, 2014, 17:35 GMT

    Cricket continues to re write the history books when it comes to senseless pointless activities, I mean after hosting 3 big series at rhe beginning of the year did Bangladesh really need to play a home series against the indians at this time. More than half the stadium for the furst ODI was empty not to mention all the expected rain. Exactly what do Bangladesh expect to achieve from a pointless 3 ODI series. This game is in such desperate need of proper management and guidance. It is no surprise to me why empty seats are so popular in this sport.

  • SamWintson92 on June 16, 2014, 17:30 GMT

    Taskin definitely should play. Gazi can also play for Razzak. Razzak's been bowling terribly recently.

  • Keithnkin on June 16, 2014, 17:12 GMT

    Form guide Bangladesh: LLLLL (most recent first) India: WWLLW No Comment

  • on June 16, 2014, 16:51 GMT

    For next match bd should drop tamim and bring back imrul kayes and in place of ziaur rahman Tsskin ahmed should get a chance

  • mla_tuhin on June 16, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    Bangladesh will fight back in the next match and I Think India will thrashed away in their next two matches if the weather is good enough to show Bangladesh's ability.

  • lonewarriorram on June 16, 2014, 14:45 GMT

    All Pujara fans must realize that he is of no use batting below 3 in ODI's and Kohli is any day better than him at 3 with bat and also in fielding. As far as opening is concerned Uthappa is quite smart choice over Pujara as he is in good form, runs quickly between and fields well. Also he can keep wickets too. The real slot open is in fact No.4 where Pujara may not be good as he can't really accelerate in the batting power play.

  • computerguru on June 16, 2014, 14:32 GMT

    With this utterly rubbish and toothless bowling lineup, we have no hope of defending any total. Our only hope is to chase down a total of less than 320. But even for that to happen, tamim needs to be kicked out, anamul needs to be warned about his strike rotation and mushi and shak need to bat one order up. Batting order should be: Shamsur, Anamul, Mushfiq, Shakib, Mominul, Riyad, Nasir, Mash, Razzak, Taskin, Al Amin.

  • ladycricfan on June 16, 2014, 14:28 GMT

    After the advent of T20, even odi is leaning towards big hitters. Those who can hit big and also can steady the innings when needed will be preferred to players like Pujara who is not known for big shots. Players like Uthappa and Kholi with good technique can shift gears according to the situation. Raina, Dhawan and Rohit like to play their shots. Dhoni will finish the games.

  • on June 16, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    India should rest pujara for tomorrow odi. If India win tomorrow then they should try pujara in last Odi. For tomorrow Odi india should go with kedar jadhav or Manoj tiwary in place of pujara for Tomorrow Odi.Rayudu should bat at 3 and kedhar at 4 or 5 .I dont mind India goes with same eleven but at the end of the day India should win.Good luck

  • Nampally on June 16, 2014, 14:05 GMT

    Many people are questioning on Pujara's place in the ODI team. In my opinion Pujara is a World class talent & India is lucky to have a batsman of his calibre playing. His averages in Test matches are astounding & he will be the Indian batting hope in the forth coming England tour. He was given out LBW wrongly by the BD Umpire, who should be dropped in favour of a neutral umpire. Actually Uthappa was also given out by the same Umpire. Even with Umpire assisted OUTS, BD were clobbered. So Pujara's LBW was a wrong decision & he should NEVER be judged on this showing. Pujara is keen to play ODI's & he will put up a good show. So Pujara bashing is unwarranted. .I think India should go with just 2 spinners + Raina & have 3 seamers or 2 seamers + Tiwary. That will be the only change that is needed. If the Indian openers bat like in the ODI #1, a total of 350 is a reality. Only the Indian bowling needs to improve. Lets Go India!

  • on June 16, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    Last time in World cup 2011 . India thrashed Bangladesh by 80-90 odd runs in this stadium. I am noticing that Bangladesh are negative chasing side when they are chasing 330+ target despite having wicket in hand Even in t20 . I remember against westindies they were chasing 198 and end up the tean score of 170 odd score despite 9 wicket in hand even Netherlands, Ireland can do better. Bangladesh depend on the their experienced player like Mushi,shakib,Tamim ,Anamul and Abdur razzak to perform . But it is cricket it required all 11 players effort to win not 3 or 4 players.

  • on June 16, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    alma got place in sa odi team bcoz of his wonderful test record. we can't judge a player from one series.

  • on June 16, 2014, 13:56 GMT

    you know how many chance rohit has got. pujara must play. he is world class player. sanga also got so many chances in his starting career.

  • Army_rangers on June 16, 2014, 13:27 GMT

    I think its too early to judge pujara's limited overs ability..let's wait n see atleast this series.u guys are already jumping to conclusion that he is a test specialist.personally I feel in Australia u need technically correct batsman to face pacers so if pujara is present in the worldcup squad,it would be nice.till now he hasn't done anything to prove his mettle in odi's though..

  • Shikhy Aggarwal on June 16, 2014, 13:22 GMT

    Cheteshwar Pujara is a brilliant batsman in ODIs and Tests. @Amit Shukla is right. He has an average of around 54 in List A. In the challenger series (NKP Salve trophy), he played a knock of around 110 in just 90 odd balls. That too while chasing. @ramli must read CP's profile that cricinfo has posted. You will very well get to know how CP plays in List A and can play in ODIs.

  • kartcric on June 16, 2014, 13:20 GMT

    Ramli.How can you say pujara hasn't done anything to warrant odi selection.His test record and list A record warrants selection.He has just played 3 games and we need to wait for 15-20 games before saying he is not suited.He definitely would add solidity to the line up and that was what dravid did and he scored over 10,000 runs which is amazing.

  • ramli on June 16, 2014, 12:47 GMT

    @Amit Shukla ... but CP is not HA ... that is what is worrying the team management? HA changed game-plan for ODIs unlike Dravid ... but Dravid added solidity as well as runs to the team unlike CP who has not done anything so far to warrant selection into ODI team

  • on June 16, 2014, 11:30 GMT

    pujara is a must for the odi team. lets hope pujara does well in the next 2 odis because we need him for the world cup played on fast pitches in australia & new zealand. pujara has the technique & determination to play the long innings in those conditions

    those who think pujara is not suited for odis, must look at amla. the same was being said of amla, but amla did well in odis too & never let his test form be effected. pujara will do it too and he has a list a avg of 55

  • Chandramouli.G on June 16, 2014, 11:18 GMT

    Pujara may be tailor-made for test cricket ranked in the top 10, but when it comes to the shorter formats, he need not play those! I'd prefer Manoj Tiwary instead of him, Manoj even did well in the IPL, if not atleast better than Pujara!!!

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  • Chandramouli.G on June 16, 2014, 11:18 GMT

    Pujara may be tailor-made for test cricket ranked in the top 10, but when it comes to the shorter formats, he need not play those! I'd prefer Manoj Tiwary instead of him, Manoj even did well in the IPL, if not atleast better than Pujara!!!

  • on June 16, 2014, 11:30 GMT

    pujara is a must for the odi team. lets hope pujara does well in the next 2 odis because we need him for the world cup played on fast pitches in australia & new zealand. pujara has the technique & determination to play the long innings in those conditions

    those who think pujara is not suited for odis, must look at amla. the same was being said of amla, but amla did well in odis too & never let his test form be effected. pujara will do it too and he has a list a avg of 55

  • ramli on June 16, 2014, 12:47 GMT

    @Amit Shukla ... but CP is not HA ... that is what is worrying the team management? HA changed game-plan for ODIs unlike Dravid ... but Dravid added solidity as well as runs to the team unlike CP who has not done anything so far to warrant selection into ODI team

  • kartcric on June 16, 2014, 13:20 GMT

    Ramli.How can you say pujara hasn't done anything to warrant odi selection.His test record and list A record warrants selection.He has just played 3 games and we need to wait for 15-20 games before saying he is not suited.He definitely would add solidity to the line up and that was what dravid did and he scored over 10,000 runs which is amazing.

  • Shikhy Aggarwal on June 16, 2014, 13:22 GMT

    Cheteshwar Pujara is a brilliant batsman in ODIs and Tests. @Amit Shukla is right. He has an average of around 54 in List A. In the challenger series (NKP Salve trophy), he played a knock of around 110 in just 90 odd balls. That too while chasing. @ramli must read CP's profile that cricinfo has posted. You will very well get to know how CP plays in List A and can play in ODIs.

  • Army_rangers on June 16, 2014, 13:27 GMT

    I think its too early to judge pujara's limited overs ability..let's wait n see atleast this series.u guys are already jumping to conclusion that he is a test specialist.personally I feel in Australia u need technically correct batsman to face pacers so if pujara is present in the worldcup squad,it would be nice.till now he hasn't done anything to prove his mettle in odi's though..

  • on June 16, 2014, 13:56 GMT

    you know how many chance rohit has got. pujara must play. he is world class player. sanga also got so many chances in his starting career.

  • on June 16, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    alma got place in sa odi team bcoz of his wonderful test record. we can't judge a player from one series.

  • on June 16, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    Last time in World cup 2011 . India thrashed Bangladesh by 80-90 odd runs in this stadium. I am noticing that Bangladesh are negative chasing side when they are chasing 330+ target despite having wicket in hand Even in t20 . I remember against westindies they were chasing 198 and end up the tean score of 170 odd score despite 9 wicket in hand even Netherlands, Ireland can do better. Bangladesh depend on the their experienced player like Mushi,shakib,Tamim ,Anamul and Abdur razzak to perform . But it is cricket it required all 11 players effort to win not 3 or 4 players.

  • Nampally on June 16, 2014, 14:05 GMT

    Many people are questioning on Pujara's place in the ODI team. In my opinion Pujara is a World class talent & India is lucky to have a batsman of his calibre playing. His averages in Test matches are astounding & he will be the Indian batting hope in the forth coming England tour. He was given out LBW wrongly by the BD Umpire, who should be dropped in favour of a neutral umpire. Actually Uthappa was also given out by the same Umpire. Even with Umpire assisted OUTS, BD were clobbered. So Pujara's LBW was a wrong decision & he should NEVER be judged on this showing. Pujara is keen to play ODI's & he will put up a good show. So Pujara bashing is unwarranted. .I think India should go with just 2 spinners + Raina & have 3 seamers or 2 seamers + Tiwary. That will be the only change that is needed. If the Indian openers bat like in the ODI #1, a total of 350 is a reality. Only the Indian bowling needs to improve. Lets Go India!