India and Bangladesh are all set to take on each other in the sixth fixture of the Super Four stage in the Asia Cup 2023 on Friday (September 15). The contest will take place at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium and will mark the first instance when the two teams will meet each other in the ongoing continental tournament.
As far as the previous fixtures of both teams are concerned, India defeated Sri Lanka in their last match, while Bangladesh suffered a defeat at the hands of the same opponent. Kuldeep Yadav shined for India in their victory, bagging a brilliant four-fer for his team. On the other hand, despite Towhid Hridoy’s resilient 82-run knock, Bangladesh lost their second Super Fours fixture to Sri Lanka.
India have already secured a spot in the final with back-to-back wins and would look to maintain their dominance. Meanwhile, Bangladesh are already out of the summit clash race and will search for a morale-boosting win.
ODI stats and records at R. Premadasa Stadium:
- Total matches: 158
- Matches won batting first: 87
- Matches won bowling first: 61
- Average first Innings scores: 233
- Average second innings scores: 191
- Highest total recorded: 375/5 (50 Overs) by India vs Sri Lanka
- Lowest total recorded: 78/10 (33.1 Overs) by Sri Lanka Women vs England Women
- Highest score chased: 292/4 (48.3 Overs) by Sri Lanka vs Australia
- Lowest score defended: 170/10 (49.2 Overs) by West Indies Women vs Sri Lanka Women
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R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report
The track at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has gained a reputation for favouring spinners. The pitch at this particular venue provides ideal spin conditions with ample turn and bounce. Simultaneously, the surface also offers some advantages to batters, thanks to its rapid outfield and relatively shorter boundaries. Nevertheless, pursuing a target on this pitch can prove to be a formidable task due to its consistent support for spin bowlers. Consequently, it is highly probable that the team captain who wins the toss will choose to bat first and set a target to defend.
Colombo Weather Forecast
The weather at R. Premadasa Stadium will be partly cloudy, with a moderate chance of showers. The rain gods are likely to interrupt the game with a 12% chance of precipitation. However, cricket enthusiasts can expect the match to take place despite a few interruptions. The temperature is expected to hover around 29 degrees Celsius with humidity levels to be around 76% and the wind blowing at a speed of 18 Km/hr.
IND vs BAN, Probable Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Bangladesh: Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud
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