EDGBASTON – Lucky Bangladesh will take on well-prepared India in the second Semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT | 14:30 PKT).
The winner of this game will meet Pakistan in the final at Oval, London.
Bangladesh, though, should know that they are now too old in international cricket to be satisfied with one big win in one tournament. Except that the second big win will have to come against a side that has become extremely familiar with the big-match atmosphere. India let other sides drive themselves into a frenzy in these big matches, and themselves concentrate on maintaining little disciplines.
If Bangladesh are going to win the semi-final, it is not likely to happen on the back of mistakes from India, who are in their sixth semi-final in the last seven ICC tournaments. They will have to find a way to build on what they did with the ball in the first 30 overs in Melbourne.
With R Ashwin’s return to the XI, India will feel they have found the missing link, especially with pitches getting slower at the end of the tournament. Against South Africa, India’s quicks showed they could bowl to a plan for long enough. The one weakness is the middle and lower middle order, but the top three haven’t exposed them at all in this tournament. Almost every time Bangladesh have beaten India, or come close to beating India, it is thanks to their bowlers, who have the worst average this tournament and the third-worst economy rate.
Live Streaming Information
Australia: Channel 9, Fox Sports.
Afghanistan: Lemar TV, Star Sports India.
Bangladesh: GTV, Star Sports India
USA: ESPN3, Willow TV
Sri Lanka: SLRC Channel Eye, Star Sports India
Caribbeans, South America, Central America: ESPN
South Africa: Super Sports
Middle East: OSN Sports
Canada: SportsNet, WillowTV Paci×c Islands,
Papua New Guinea: Fiji TV, SKY Paci×c
Singapore: Star Cricket Starhub & Singtel
Hong Kong: Star Cricket – PCCW
Netherlands: Fox Sports Wales
Ireland: Sky Sports 2
Rest of the world: Hotstar
Bangladesh played four fast bowlers against New Zealand. The decision for them is whether they want the off-spin of Mehedi Hasan. Imrul Kayes might struggle to make it back to the XI.
Bangladesh (possible) 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Taskin Ahmed, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
Umesh Yadav has a decent record against Bangladesh, but it is unlikely India will tinker with the combination that won against South Africa.
India (possible) 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 R Ashwin, 11 Jasprit Bumrah