The daily tournament preview charges down the wicket with Cricket World Cup tips for Bangladesh’s do-or-die clash with India.
22:30 (AEST), Tue 2nd Jul @ Edgbaston, Birmingham
History: Played 35: India 29 V India 5 (1 No Result)
Last meeting: September 28, 2018: India d Bangladesh by 3 wickets at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Final Thoughts: The good news for Bangladesh is they are still alive in the Cricket World Cup semi-final race. The bad news is they need to roll heavyweights India to stay in the mix.
Bangladesh have won three and lost three, with one match washed out. After a 48-run loss to Australia, they managed a comfortable 62-run win over minnows Afghanistan last week.
Shakib Al Hasan (51 off 69 and 5/29) was a clear man-of-the-match, while Mushfiqur Rahim (83 off 87) top-scored.
India, meanwhile, are aiming to bounce back from their first loss of the Cricket World Cup.
They went down to England by 31 runs, despite standout displays from Mohammed Shami (5/69) and Rohit Sharma (102 from 109).
Shakib Al Hasan leads his team for wickets (10) and runs (476 at 95.20), sitting third overall in the latter category. Mohammed Shami (13) and Rohit Sharma (440 at 88) have been India’s best performers.
India have won eight of their last 10 completed ODIs against Bangladesh. They last met during last year’s Asia Cup in the UAE, with India winning both clashes.
India carved out a 109-run win at the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Melbourne. Bangladesh’s only defeat of India outside Bangladesh was at Port of Spain during the 2007 World Cup.
The nations met at Edgbaston during the 2017 Champions Trophy, with Rohit Sharma’s 123 not out leading India to a nine-wicket victory.
Bangladesh, $5.10 underdogs, aren’t completely without hope here – but an upset appears unlikely. Virat Kohli has scored five straight half-centuries but is yet to truly explode at the tournament. The scene is set for the skipper to end his longest ODI century drought in two years.