Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

India have already sealed their spot in the final of the Asia Cup. After three grueling matches and two days break, the Men in Blue will meet Bangladesh in an inconsequential match on Friday.

Though Bangladesh have been eliminated from the tournament, the excitement surrounding this match is palpable. It is driven by the fierce rivalry that has intensified between India and Bangladesh in recent times.

Amid the uncertainty in weather, India in all likelihood will test its bench strength ahead of the ODI World Cup.

The team management is set to give Mr 360 degree batsman Suryakumar Yadav a chance in place of star batter Virat Kohli and expect him to unleash his explosive brand of batting. Partnering him at No. 4, will be Shreyas Iyer, who missed the last two matches due to back spasms. However, he really sweat it out in the nets the day prior to the game. 

Team India’s premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah could make way for veteran pacer Mohammed Shami. With a big final awaiting, it only makes sense for India to give their main speedster a breather.