Fans can watch the India vs. Bangladesh cricket match live online and see which team can gain an edge in the ICC World T20 Tournament.
The teams will meet Wednesday at Bangalore, with start time scheduled for 7:30 p.m. local time (2 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ET), with streaming video available for those wanting to watch all the action live on the internet (link to streaming video can be found below).
For India, the match will be a chance to put themselves even further past an opening-game thumping at the hands of New Zealand, whose spinners confounded India’s batters all night en route to a resounding victory. India responded with a nerveless chase of Pakistan’s 118 for a win, looking as if the scare that New Zealand put in them brought out a new team.
Full highlights of the match can be seen below.
As ESPNcricinfo noted, India heads into Wednesday’s match with all the momentum and has a Bangladesh team against the wall.
“India are now in a position to take advantage of Bangladesh who need to win their remaining matches and rely on other results going their way. Kohli has been the key to India’s batting, but they would like to see consistency from Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina. Rohit Sharma, too, needs to step up, having made only 25 in his last three innings, including 10 against South Africa in a warm-up match. India, however, will be buoyed by Yuvraj’s resurgence in the middle order.”
But those who watch the India vs. Bangladesh team live online will not see the Men in Blue taking any chances, even with Bangladesh without Taskin Ahmed. Before the match, Indian pacer Ashish Nehra said they will not be taking Bangladesh lightly.
“Taskin Ahmed has been a very important bowler for them, but at the same time Mustafizur Rahman, who did not play 2-3 matches in between because of a side strain, he is back,” he said. “Al-Amin is there. They have depth in bowling. Shakib Al Hasan is a very good allrounder, so I don’t think their bowling is weakened in any way because of one or two players not being there.”
There will be plenty of urgency for India. New Zealand has started the tournament with three consecutive wins, meaning India is battling Pakistan and Australia for one spot to advance.
But the bounce back win against Pakistan seems to have India back on track and once again looking like a tournament favorite, ESPNcricinfo writer Ian Chappell noted.
“India’s cricket looked more like that of a tournament favourite rather than the stumbling also-rans who were defeated by New Zealand,” he wrote. “The brilliant diving catch of Hardik Pandya not only got the team off to a great start, it was also a classic example of the dramatic recent improvement in India’s fielding.”
If India can get past Bangladesh, as they are expected to do, it could create a win-or-go-home match against Australia coming up this weekend.
1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suresh Raina, 5 Yuvraj Singh, 6 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 R Ashwin, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Ashish Nehra
1 Tamim Iqbal/Mohammad Mithun, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Nasir Hossain/Shuvagata Hom, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 9 Al-Amin Hossain, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Saqlain Sajib
Fans who want to watch the India vs. Bangladesh cricket match live online can click here for streaming video through Star Sports.
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