IND vs BAN ODI: Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli READY to dominate in Bangladesh again, Indian STALWARTS aim to end ODI CENTURY drought, Check OUT

IND vs BAN ODI: India vs Bangladesh LIVE: Back to ODIs after four months, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are in contrasting forms.…

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IND vs BAN ODI: India vs Bangladesh LIVE: Back to ODIs after four months, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are in contrasting forms. If Kohli has regained his top form, Rohit has ebbed and flowed. The two have not scored an ODI century in three years. The three-match ODI series will be their best place to get to the elusive three-figure mark. Considering Rohit and Kohli have bossed over Bangladesh, it would not be too difficult. Follow IND vs BAN 1st ODI LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Even though Virat and Rohit haven’t got tons of runs in the last two-three years, they have been up there. With focus mostly on T20 cricket, ODI took a backseat. But now, both stars will shift their focus. Kohli is an all-time great in ODIs with a career-average nearing 60.00. Rohit Sharma has two double centuries in 50-over format and averages nearly 50.

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Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma vs Bangladesh in ODIs
Players Innings Runs Avg HS 50/100
Virat Kohli 12 680 75.55 136 3/3
Rohit Sharma 12 660 60 137 2/3

However, against Bangladesh, both have an excellent record in ODIs. If Virat Kohli averages 75.55, Rohit Sharma has 60 average. Both star batters have three centuries each in 12 innings against Bangladesh.

IND vs BAN ODI: Why Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma could dominate in Bangladesh?

  • Both Rohit and Virat haven’t scored an ODI century in more nearly three years.
  • Virat Kohli’s last ODI century was back in 2019 against West Indies.
  • Rohit Sharma last scored an ODI century back in 2020 against Australia in January 2020.
  • Rohit has since averaged just 32.62 in 9 innings.
  • Kohli, on the other hand, has scored 10 half-centuries in 23 innings but his average has dipped to 35.82.
  • With focus solely on World Cup 2023, both would be aiming to get back to scoring form.
  • As both batters have an excellent record in and against Bangladesh, it will be their ideal series to dominate.
  • In Bangladesh, Virat Kohli has scored nearly 1000 runs and will look to dominate again.
  • With 72nd century in sight, Kohli will look to jump in on the opportunity.
  • For Rohit, whose T20 captaincy is in the under the scanner, has a chance to reestablish himself as the best ODI captain after MS Dhoni in recent years.
  • He has won the bilateral ties with ease. But it’s the away tours and ICC trophies that he need to win.
  • With Shikhar Dhawan already under pressure to deliver quickfire knocks, Rohit needs to take charge.
  • Considering his records against Bangladesh, he will be eager to put on a show.

IND vs BAN ODI: Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli READY to dominate in Bangladesh again, Indian STALWARTS aim to end ODI CENTURY drought, Check OUT

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Virat Kohli in Bangladesh in ODIs:

  • Innings: 15
  • Runs: 970
  • HS: 183
  • Avg: 80.83
  • Centuries: 5
  • Fifties: 3

While Rohit Sharma is not ready to take Bangladesh lightly, the stats prove India are a stronger side. Even though Bangladesh have proven to be a tough contender for India of late in multi-national events, Rohit Sharma & Co will have the upper hand.

“For the last 7-8 years, Bangladesh has been a different side. They have been a challenging team. We have not had easy wins against them and had to play good cricket against them to win. It was close during the ICC T20 World Cup. We lost a series in 2015 here. By no means we have come here thinking it is going to be a cakewalk for us. They are a very improved them,” Rohit Sharma said at the press conference.

IND vs BAN ODI: Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli READY to dominate in Bangladesh again, Indian STALWARTS aim to end ODI CENTURY drought, Check OUT

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