Today is the day when India will take on the challenge of Bangladesh in Pune at the MCA Stadium. Since Team India landed in Pune after thumping Pakistan in Ahmedabad, cricket fans and cricket experts have been involved in the discussion of whether Shardul Thakur’s selection in Playing 11 over Mohammad Shami and R Ashwin is right or not. Meanwhile, fans have started speculating who will play today from Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, and R Ashwin. If you are scrambling to know Team India’s playing 11 for today’s match, the following sections are for you. Stay tuned to this column until you read it completely. Swipe down the page.


The MCA Stadium in Gahunje, Pune will witness its first match of ICC World Cup 2023 today. But the speculations around the mystery of the pitch continue. Pune has been slow, and tacky it assists spinners considering the ground’s history. But the newly laid pitches the pitch has been a mystery. A glance at the new pitch depicted it will be a batting pitch. If the newly laid pitch will be favorable for batsmen then we can surely say there will be no rotation in the playing 11 of Team India.

Yes, it is possible that there will be no place for Mohammad Shami and R Ashwin in playing XI against Bangladesh. Pacer and part-time batsman Shardul Thakur will continue in the IND vs BAN clash on Thursday. However, the old typical pitch will be used in today’s match then Shardul can go out and R Ashwin come in. During the pre-match conference the bowling coach of India, Paras Mhambrey said, “Yeah, I think it’s important to maintain this start really. So as of now, there is no discussion of kind of rotation from our point of view. I think it is important to carry this momentum for the next game as well. No thought as such,”

Talking about the last international match played at MCA Stadium in Pune, it was a T20 match between India and Sri Lanka. It was a high-scoring match when both teams combined scored nearly 400 runs. Therefore, including Shardul Thakur to increase batting depth can be seen once again with Team India. However, Shardul Thakur has been left to be a bits-and-pieces player so far in this tournament. Although he did not get any chance to bat as of now. Stay tuned.


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