Top 7 Players Expected to Perform in India VS Bangladesh ODI Series

The India vs Bangladesh ODI series is just around the corner and fans are eagerly awaiting the matches. While the Indian team is undoubtedly the favourite, Bangladesh cannot be underestimated. They have beaten India in the past and have the potential to do so again. 

The India vs Bangladesh ODI series is one of the most highly anticipated cricketing events of the year. The two teams are set to go head-to-head in a three-match series, with the first ODI taking place on the 4th of December, 2022. 

Both teams have a number of world-class players in their squads, and it promises to be a thrilling series. In this article, we will take a look at the top 7 players who are expected to perform in the India vs Bangladesh ODI series.

1. Shreyas Iyer (IND)

Shreyas Iyer is one of the most consistent batsmen in the Indian squad, in the last few series and is currently in great form. He was the leading run-scorer in the ODI series against New Zealand. He will look to carry this form through against Bangladesh as well. India will rely on his batting to set up a big score in these upcoming matches and he will look to target the Bangladesh bowlers during the second powerplay. 

2. Virat Kohli (IND)

Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the world and is currently back in form. He will look to carry this form through against Bangladesh as well. India will depend on his batting, be it while chasing or while setting up a big total in these matches and he will also try to end his thrust for his 44th ODI century.

3. Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)

Rahim is an impressive right-handed batsman, who has the ability to score runs against both spin and fast bowling. He will be an important player for Bangladesh to watch out for this series, especially after Tamim Iqbal was ruled out from the series. He’s in great form right now and can contribute in the middle order. He has been continuously scoring runs for Bangladesh in the ODIs. 

4. Shikhar Dhawan (IND)

Shikhar Dhawan has been included in the squad and this means that he will surely be opening the innings with Captain Rohit Sharma. He is in a good rhythm and will look to continue his good form in this series and provide India with a solid start. He is a very attacking batsman and will look to take on the Bangladeshi bowlers from the start. 

5. KL Rahul (IND)

KL Rahul is one of the most destructive and classy batsmen in Indian cricket. He will be key to India’s chances in the series and he will be looking to carry his form into the upcoming ODIs. But with Dhawan’s inclusion in the squad, and the No. 3 and No. 4 positions already being booked by Virat and Shreyas, he will be most probably seen batting at No. 5 and standing behind the stumps with gloves in his hand, something that he has done for the Indian team in the past.

6. Mahmudullah (BAN)

Mahmudullah has greatly contributed to Bangladesh cricket, since his debut. He will be looking to continue, what he has been doing in the past in the upcoming series against India. He has class, and the ability to score runs in any situation. Also, being an all-rounder he can pick some crucial wickets in the game at any point.

7. Shardul Thakur (IND)

Shardul Thakur will be one of the leading pacers for India in the ODI series against Bangladesh. This young man has a lot of potentials. He is very good with the ball and has the ability to take wickets on any type of pitch. Apart from bowling, he can equally contribute to the bat as well. 

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