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India Playing XI vs BAN – IND vs BAN 1st ODI – Team India’s playing XI against Bangladesh is announced. Rohit Sharma comes back to lead Team India, in place of Shikhar Dhawan who was the stand-in-captain for the tour to New Zealand. Virat Kohli is also back in the XI, after a two-week break post the 2022 T20 World Cup. Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Thakur and Deepak Chahar are all in. Bowler Kuldeep Sen makes his debut. Interestingly, KL Rahul has been assigned the duty to keep wickets for India. Follow India vs Bangladesh LIVE Updates on Insidesport.IN

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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli return to the ODIs for the first time since the tour of England. The duo will reunite with Shikhar Dhawan, forming India’s omnipresent Top 3 in ODIs. Rohit and Virat have not fired off late in the 50-over format. However, given the World Cup on the horizon, the duo would be fighting to get the record straight.

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Dhawan meanwhile has been reduced to a one-format player. The left-hander has led India while Rohit and Co focused on the T20s for the better part of 2022. While the veteran has runs under his belt, his strike rate has been questionable. However, the 37-year-old is expected to partner Rohit at the top in Dhaka.

The middle order is where it gets tricky for Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid. KL Rahul returns to the ODI set up and the vice-captain will be eyeing one of the spots. despite his recent run of poor form, Rishabh Pant has had a standout 2022 in ODIs. Shreyas Iyer has 6 50+ scores in his last nine innings in the format.

India’s middle order muddle

  • Kl Rahul’s spot on the side is a huge question mark for the team management.
  • With Dhawan and Rohit set at the top, Rahul has often batted in the middle order.
  • However, the Indian vice-captain has only taken up the role once in the last 20 months.
  • In the meantime, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer have made compelling cases.
  • Shreyas Iyer has 6 50+ scores in his last nine innings in the format.
  • Pant scored a hundred in England & averages 37.33 in 2022.

India could potentially fit all three together, but it skews the balance of their side. Should the trio feature, India will have no sixth bowling option in their line-up. The Men in Blue did adopt a similar strategy in NewZealand, but were blown away by Tom Latham and Kane Williamson. However, given the lack of options, India will persist with five bowlers.

India Playing XI vs BAN: Rohit Sharma faces middle order conundrum as Rahul, Shreyas, Rishabh Pant fight for solitary spot as road to 2023 WC begins -Follow LIVE Updates

Probable India Playing XI vs Bangladesh

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Shikhar Dhawan
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Shreyas Iyer
  5. KL Rahul (WK)
  6.  Shahbaz Ahmed
  7. Washington Sundar
  8. Kuldeep Sen
  9. Deepak Chahar
  10. Shardul Thakur
  11. Mohd Siraj

India Playing XI vs BAN: Rohit Sharma faces middle order conundrum as Rahul, Shreyas, Rishabh Pant fight for middle order spot as road to 2023 WC begins -Follow LIVE Updates

In the absence of Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar is set to get the nod. The TN all-rounder impressed in New Zealand and will be a vital cog at No.7. In the absence of wrist spinners, Axar Patel could double down at 8. RCB superstar Shahbaz Ahmed could also feature in the series, but it is unlikely he gets his debut in the 1st game.

India Playing XI vs BAN: Rohit Sharma faces middle order conundrum as Rahul, Shreyas, Rishabh Pant fight for solitary spot as road to 2023 WC begins -Follow LIVE Updates

With Mohammed Shami ruled out, Umran Malik will get another go in ODIs. He did impress in New Zealand. Deepak Chahar should retain his place in the team, having displaced Shardul Thakur in New Zealand. Mohammed Siraj also returns to the squad, keeping young Kuldeep Sen out. Umran Malik is likely to start in place of Shami

India ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen

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