India and Bangladesh will square off in the third and final fixture of the three-match ODI series on Saturday, December 10.
India lost the second ODI by a margin of five runs resulting in a back-to-back series loss for the Men In Blue.
With one more game remaining, the hosts took the victory once more and they now lead the series 2-0. India will make an effort to end the series on a high note and prevent a whitewash.
Shreyas Iyer is the top run-scorer for India with 106 runs at a strike rate of 75. He has struck 8 fours and 3 sixes.
KL Rahul has also made 87 runs at a strike rate of 88.
Mohammed Siraj has been the best bowler for India and has picked up 5 wickets while bowling at an average of 21 and an economy rate of 5.25.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz is the top run-scorer for 138 with Bangladesh runs at a strike rate of 113. He has struck 12 fours and 6 sixes.
Mahmudullah has also made 91 runs at a strike rate of 69.
Shakib Al Hasan has been the best bowler for Bangladesh and has picked up 7 wickets while bowling at an average of 10 and an economy rate of 3.75.
Liton Das has scores of 136 and 86 from his last two ODIs at this venue and the opener is our pick for Bangladesh’s highest run scorer in this match.
With the ball, Ebadot Hossain took 3-45 on Wednesday but should get more pace and bounce at this venue. He is a strong choice for Bangladesh’s top wicket taker in the final ODI.
Virat Kohli averages 57.21 in this format and, in spite of two low scores at the start of this series, he is our pick for India’s highest run scorer in Chittagong.
Mehidy Hasan was injured while bowling his 7th over of the innings. He might miss the game if he isn’t fit to play.
Yasir Ali might play in place of Mehidy Hasan if the all rounder misses the game.
For India, Deepak Chahar and Rohit Sharma are set to miss out due to injury.
The Indian skipper sustained a blow to his left thumb while fielding in the second ODI, ruling him out for the final contest of the three-match affair.
Date – Saturday, December 10, 2022
Time – 11:30 AM IST
Venue – Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Venue Scoring Pattern in ODIs
Total matches: 23
Matches won batting first: 8
Matches won bowling first: 15
Average 1st Inns scores: 215
Average 2nd Inns scores: 190
Highest total recorded: 309/7 (50 Ov) by SL vs BAN
Lowest total recorded: 44/10 (24.5 Ov) by ZIM vs BAN
IND vs BAN Head-to-Head:
Total – 38
India – 30
Bangladesh – 7
No Result – 1
IND vs BAN 3rd ODI: Probable Playing XIs
India: 1. Abhimanyu Easwaran 2. Shikhar Dhawan 3. Virat Kohli 4. Shreyas Iyer 5. KL Rahul 6. Washington Sundar 7. Axar Patel 8. Shardul Thakur 9. Shahbaz Ahmed 10. Mohammed Siraj and 11. Umran Malik
Bangladesh: 1. Najmul Hossain Shanto 2. Litton Das 3. Anamul Haque 4. Shakib Al Hasan 5. Mushfiqur Rahim 6. Afif Hossain 7. Mahmudullah 8. Mehidy Hasan 9. Hasan Mahmud 10. Ebadot Hossain and 11. Mustafizur Rahman
Who will win
Bangladesh is in top form while the Indians have been ravaged by injuries and poor form.
We expect Bangladesh to win the match and the series 3-0.