Hopefully, India vs Bangladesh 2019 series will be a cracker of a series. While the match between India and Bangladesh has become an occasion for the great cricketing excitement for fans.
India is going to host team Bangladesh in November this year. Where they will play 2 tests and 3 T-20Is in the series. In recent time, this two team has produced some Neil bitter finish among them.
In the test format, the difference between the two teams is huge. At the moment India is a looking really balanced team in this format, as they have enough quality players who can determine the fate of the game on their own.
On the other hand, Bangladesh seems to really struggle in this format of the game. They seem really unsure of their team combination at times. Bangladesh having a really bad time in test format, as they lost the match against the newbie Afganisthan. So it will be a herculean task for them to face team India after this unexpected defeat.
Right now India does have the most settled middle order in the test format. So it will be a big challenge for the Bangladeshi bowler to contain the Indian middle order.
Moreover, Bangladesh has to be at their best if they want to beat India in their own backyards.
Stats & Trivia of India vs Bangladesh series
- India and Bangladesh have played only 9 test between them so far
- Bangladesh has not won a single test against India.
- Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer with 820 runs at an average of 136.
- Mushfiqur Rahim has scored most runs for Bangladesh of 337 runs at an average of 56.
- Rohit Sharma is the highest run-getter in the T20Is format with 356 runs.
Target the openers
Indian team is experimenting with its opening position for a while. They are yet to find their right combination for the opening slot. Right now Rohit Sharma giving his audition to claim the spot.
Although he has scored two brilliant centuries to start his opening stint as an opener. But steal it is early days for him. If Bangladesh can apply pressure on him, it will be difficult for him to negotiate.
Prithvi Shah is out of the scenery due to the suspension. Mayank Agarwal & Rohit Sharma seems the choice for them at the moment. So if Bangladeshi bowlers can get them out cheaply it will help to apply further pressure on their middle order.
So it will be a great opportunity for Bangladesh if they could target the unsettle opening slot. Although the Indian middle order is very long, it has the ability to produce some really good numbers. In the past, they have done on many occasions for the team.
Adopt the aggressive brand of cricket
India is playing ruthless cricket in their own backyards, especially in the test format. They are leading the test championship table with 200 points.
So it will be a really humongous task for Bangladesh to turn down India on their home soil. But if Bangladesh focuses on playing aggressive cricket, that may turn into a game-changing formula for them.
Bangladesh batsmen should target to score runs, rather than survival. They should be in a good frame of mind, as they are currently playing the national league. It will be a big plus for team Bangladesh if they can carry some confidence from the NCL to India vs Bangladesh 2019 series.
Take lessons from the South Africa tour of India
India is currently playing with South Africa and they already claim the series by 2-0. South Africa really struggled in the series to match the skills with India. Definitely, Bangladesh is well equipped in the spin department than South Africa.
Moreover, Bangladesh batsman is far better against the spinners than the South African. They could look after to mistakes that did by the South African batsman.
Mushfiq did score a hundred when they last time played in India. Bangladesh also put up a very good fight in that match.
So he knows how to score run in Indian pitches. As a team, they could focus on showing better applications, that were lacked from the South African camp.
Unsettle the spinners
Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin do playing a very decisive role over the year behind the success of India in the test format. So why Bangladesh batting unit needs to counter the spin twins in an impressive approach tom make India under pressure.
Very few visiting batsmen have shown consistency when they played against the Indian spinners. But when the did show some good resistance in the past they turned the fate of the match. Steve Smith is a prime example of this. He did exceptionally well when they played the series in India last time.
Bangladesh should have some proper plan, how they will counter the Indian spin threat. However, Strike rotation on a regular basis can be good solution for them. Both of the Indian spinners are not the biggest turner of the ball. They particularly bank on their good line length. The task of Bangladeshi batsmen is to unsettle their rhythm.
Introduce surprise talent
Last time Bangladesh turn India is the way back to 2015, as because they introduced Mustafizur Rahaman as a surprise package. Indian batsman really struggled to pick his variations, as they were facing him for the first time.
They could look for a fresh left-handed pace bowler, keeping in mind the fact that Indian batsmen weakness versus the left-arm quick bowlers. The decision might be risky. But Bangladesh has no other option, rather than introduce a new challenge to upbeat Indian batsman.
The bottom line is Bangladesh has to at their upmost condition if they want to dominate India in their suitable environments.
However, some good results in this particular series can motivate them to do well in the test format in the future. So far Bangladesh has not been able to show any kind of competition in the test format. So this series might be a really good opportunity for them to make the record good against them.
The spectators are waiting for the India vs Bangladesh 2019 series with a lot of eagerness. Hopefully, as usual, it will be an enjoyable series for the cricket-loving people.
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