Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

India and Bangladesh will lock horns in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on November 2. Both teams have won two out of their first three matches in the mega event and are in contention for the semifinals spot.

Bangladesh have got the better of minnows Netherlands and Zimbabwe by a close margin of nine and three runs respectively. However, they lost to higher-ranked South Africa by a huge margin of 104 runs. On the other hand, India started off their campaign by winning a tight encounter against arch-rival Pakistan. The Men in Blue went on to defeat the Netherlands by 56 runs. However, they lost to South Africa by 5-wickets in their third match.

Both India and Bangladesh will like to get their T20 World Cup campaign back on track when they take on each other at the Adelaide Oval on November 2.

Going by past records, India are expected to be the clear favourites against their lower-ranked opponent. However, Bangladesh have the potential to spring a surprise and create an upset against any bigger teams on the given day.

Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is expected to be part of the playing eleven due to veteran Dinesh Karthik’s injury. Ravichandran Ashwin’s spot is also under threat because of an indifferent show against the Proteas. Ashwin may make way for leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. 

Let’s take a look at the statistical highlights between India and Bangladesh.

India have beaten Bangladesh all the three times in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. In their last encounter at this stage in the T20 World Cup 2016, India managed to win a thrilling clash by just one run in Bengaluru. 

One of the main pacers of Bangladesh Mustafizur Rahman needs four more wickets to pick 100 wickets in T20Is.

Former Team India skipper and in-form Virat Kohli needs just 16 more runs to surpass Mahela Jayawardene and become the highest run-scorer in Men’s T20 World Cup history.

Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant needs 39 more runs to complete 1000 runs in T20Is.

In-form Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav needs 65 more runs to complete 1000 T20I runs in 2022.

Moreover, India skipper Rohit Sharma (452) has been the highest run-scorer against Bangladesh in T20I.