Preview: India would bear a change of ensure and heart opposite Bangladesh on Thursday when Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead for a initial time given a World Cup.
Since Dhoni’s remarkable retirement from Tests mid in an divided array opposite Australia final year and Word Cup detriment in Cup semifinals opposite a same opponents, most has altered in a governance of Indian cricket.
While Dhoni’s Test withdrawal facilitated a presentation of Virat Kohli as skipper, India’s wave World Cup counterclaim fast-tracked a dismissal of pacifist Zimbabwean manager Duncan Fletcher for a some-more flexible and exertive group executive Ravi Shastri.
India switch behind concentration to ODIs for a initial time given a World Cup. AFP
Dhoni’s most acclaimed ease and stoical character of captaincy was also substituted for a flamable proceed to care by a younger, brasher Kohli.
The group has sought to pierce on to greener pastures given a Cup suspense though would have to tumble behind on a attempted and tested care of Dhoni to pierce them forward.
Their initial attempt in a one-off Test compare opposite Bangladesh during Fatullah was busted by rain. And not most is approaching to change in a three-match One-Day International (ODI) array starting Thursday.
All 3 matches during a Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium will be day-night contests with a odds of rains ruining a match, partially or entirely, a picturesque possibility.
With a change in a format of a game, dynamics of both squads would also underdgo a variation.
India sojourn a stronger section with a some-more offset side though a hosts are not pushovers anymore, quite after a drastically softened Word Cup performance.
Pacer Mashrafe Mortaza, whose care skills have remade a side, would take over a layer of captaincy from Mushfiqur Rahman.
Their uninhibited run in a World Cup was halted by India in a quarters. But a demeanour of that brought most feeling among a dual cricketing boards, with Bangladesh alleging prejudiced umpiring decisions contributing to their loss, that culminated in a abdication of Bangladesh’s Mustafa Kamal as International Cricket Council’s (ICC) president.
Both teams have consciously attempted to underplay a effect of such a thespian movement and it stays to be seen if they can travel a talk.
Bangladesh have softened by leaps and end even after a World Cup super show, even whitewashing Pakistan 3-0 in a home series. They would imagination their chances of stability a new-found movement and have named Rahman and wicketkeeper Litton Das in a squad.
But their star male would again be all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.
India have also defended an roughly identical group that went to a World Cup with a usually articulate indicate being a inclusion of all-rounder Stuart Binny in a initial team, following his success in Bangladesh final year.