2nd Quarter-final: Bangladesh aim to fell a giant



Bangladesh are playing their first knockout match in ICC tournament. On the otherside India look to hold on to their winning momentum and register their seventh win on the trot in the tournament, Bangladesh would aim to upset the defending champions just like they did way back in the group stages of 2007.

India, on the other hand, are playing their 10th under MS Dhoni's captaincy. Dhoni, with eight wins from nine matches (Champions Trophy, World T20 and World Cup) is level with Ricky Ponting, whose eight wins have come from 11 games.

STATS AND TRIVIA:
  • India has the numerical advantage. Since the famous upset in Trinidad (World Cup 2007), these teams have met 13 times. The only Bangladeshi success came at the Asia Cup in March 2012, a game in which Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th and last international hundred.
  • India’s batting star Virat Kohli has played Bangladesh six times. He has three centuries and an average of 126, including an 82-ball hundred in the inaugural match of the 2011 World Cup.
  • This is Bangladesh's 300th ODI. They played India in their 100th (2004) and 150th ODI (2007), winning both games
  • Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah has scored 344 runs from five games in this World Cup, more than anyone from India. Five of Bangladesh's top 10 aggregates for batsmen in a World Cup have come in this tournament.

TEAMS (PROBABLE)
  • Bangladesh (probable) 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Soumya Sarkar, 4 Mahmudullah, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 7 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Arafat Sunny/Nasir Hossain, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Taskin Ahmed
  • India (probable) 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Ajinkya Rahane, 5 Suresh Raina, 6 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Mohit Sharma, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Umesh Yadav

PITCH AND CONDITIONS:

The pitch for the quarter-final is the same one that was used in the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Group A game. It's expected to be flat and full of runs. However, teams would keep an eye on the weather as some showers are forecast for Thursday afternoon and evening.

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