Team India is currently ranked number one in the ICC World Cup 2023. The table toppers is currently preparing to take on the challenge of Bangladesh. The IND vs BAN match is scheduled to be played on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at MCA (Maharashtra Cricket Stadium). Team India under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma has been unbeaten so far in the tournament. Therefore, Rohit Sharma & Co. must be eyeing to continue their winning horse. India eyes four match four wins. As of now, India has won three matches, and in every win, different players played key roles. Therefore, it is expected that Ashwin who would be very effective in Pune may deliver a match-winning spell against Bangladesh. However, Ashwin has not been up to mark in the past three games. Kindly go through this article till the end for more details.
We are here to give you insight into Men In Blue’s training session for their upcoming match against Bangladesh. The next match of the hosting team is at Pune where the boys will enter the arena with the hope of continuing their momentum. Experts have said that Ashwin may be included in the playing 11 as he can do exceptionally well on this pitch. For the unversed, R Ashwin has only played one game so far in this tournament, which was against Australia. In the previous two games played in Ahmedabad and Delhi, Shardul Thakur replaced Ashwin. However, the Pune ground traditionally helps spinners, as the surface is pretty low. During the IPL matches the pitch assisted spinners. In Pune, we won’t be surprised if we see a low-scoring game between India and Bangladesh.
However, the match between India and Bangladesh will be played on a newly laid Pune surface. Therefore, nobody knows how this new surface will behave during the match. Recently, the pitch of Delhi Stadium was renovated to make it a batting surface rather than the spin-friendly pitches that the stadium used to be.
In Pune, Ashwin can be India’s trump card while Shakib Al-Hassan will be his team’s main asset on that surface. Yesterday Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli opted to have a net session in the optional practice session. But today, the focus will be more on the bowlers in the training session, especially on Ashwin as he is expected to play the next match. Stay tuned to this website for more details and updates.