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Bangladesh vs India 1st ODI Preview: Match details, possible XIs and fantasy team prediction

As India start their preparation for the next World Cup, this Bangladesh series will a vital one for them. Read the match preview of 1st ODI.

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India will be playing their first ODI after 7 years in Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma and company will start their campaign on Sunday at Sher-E-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. The three-match Bangladesh vs India ODI series will be one of the interesting ones considering host nation Bangladesh's record and strength at their home. Bangladesh will be missing their key player Tamim Iqbal and India will be without the services of the recently injured Mohammed Shami. As men in blue get ready for their campaign towards the home World Cup next year, we will give you all the details on Bangladesh vs India 1st ODI at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.

Match Details | Bangladesh vs India, 1st ODI

Date: 4-12-2022

Time: 11.30 am (IST)

Venue: Sher-E-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka

Streaming details:

The match can be seen LIVE on DD Sports for free. Sony Liv will also broadcast the match live on their OTT platform.

Head to Head stats | Bangladesh vs India in ODIs

Match played: 36

Bangladesh won: 5

India won: 30

No Result: 1

Pitch Conditions | Bangladesh vs India 1st ODI

The Sher-E-Bangla Stadium normally produces high-scoring matches. The first-inning score of around 300 is expected here with the batting both the team possess. India has the highest score by any team on this ground. Their 370 in the opening match of ICC World Cup 2011 still stands as the highest total made on this ground.

Team News | Bangladesh

The biggest news for the Bangladesh fans ahead of the ODI series was the omission of their regular ODI captain Tamim Iqbal. Bangladesh pace-head Taskin Ahmed will also miss the series due to a back injury.

However, newly appointed captain Litton Das will have the services of Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Mustafizur Rahaman and Mahmudllah Riyad. Although Bangladesh have already qualified for the next world cup in 2023 and this series is not included in the  World Cup Super League, the tigers will want to make a mark against a full-strength India.

Shakib-Al-Hasan might be promoted up the order to bat at 3 while Litton and Anamul will be the ones to open the innings for the Bangla tigers. Meantime, Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah will be the key men in the middle overs for them. With this combination, Yasir Ali might get a place in the playing XI as the bowling all-rounder option.

Team News | India

India will be at their full strength except for Mohammed Shami who got injured at the last moment and is replaced by young sensation Umran Malik. Jasprit Bumrah is still recovering from the injury he sustained before the T20 World Cup 2022. In addition, Ravindra Jadeja is also out of the squad as well due to injury. However, this Indian team still looks great on paper with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli at the top.

KL Rahul will be seen playing at 5 while Washinton Sundar and Axar Patel will try to recover the absence of Jadeja in the middle. Mohammed Siraj and Deepak Chahar will surely be the ones to take the new ball for India with Shardul Thakur being the third pacer all-rounder for India.

Players under spotlight

Virat Kohli is only 30 runs away from becoming the second overseas player to hit 1000 ODI runs in Bangladesh. Although Kohli did not have a good run in this format in 2022, with the t20 form he was in, he will be very confident to get back in form in this series against Bangladesh.

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Virat Kohli playing a flick shot in the ODI series against South Africa in 2022. Image: NDTV Sports

Meanwhile, as India prep for the coming World Cup, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant will be under scrutiny as players like Sanju Samson are waiting in line.

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Litton Das after scoring an ODI ton against Afghanistan in the 2021-22 series. Image: Getty/ICC

On the contrary, for Bangladesh, Litton Das has been an absolute star in the green and maroon this season. Litton already has plied 500 ODI runs at an average of 62.50. However, with the added responsibility of captaincy, it will be interesting to see how he copes with the pressure.

Possible XIs

Bangladesh: Litton Das (capt), Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain

India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj

Bangladesh vs India 1st ODI | Fantasy Team Prediction

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Indian Cricket Team Shakib Al Hasan Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli Kl Rahul Mohammed Siraj Bangladesh Cricket Shikhar Dhawan Rishabh Pant Fantasy Cricket Team Mushfiqur Rahim Mustafizur Rahman