ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

IND vs BAN: India playing XI vs Bangladesh, Match 17, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – Predicted

Karan RawatKaran Rawat

October 18 2023
Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, India, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

India will face Bangladesh in the Match 17 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Thursday.

The Indian team have been incredible so far in this ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. They were the favorites before the tournament started and have also played like that. India have beaten all three opponents they have played against so far. India won the matches against Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan and have six points on the board.

Now they have a chance to get two more points. India will lock horns with Bangladesh in match no. 17, which will take place at the MCA Stadium in Pune on October 19. India are the favorites to win this game, and if they do, they will inch closer to a place in the semis. So let’s check out the predicted playing XI for India.

IND vs BAN: India’s Predicted playing XI vs Bangladesh

1. Rohit Sharma (C):

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Image Source: ICC)

The Indian captain Rohit Sharma is on record-breaking form in this tournament, and despite starting the competition with a duck against Australia, he is in the top four in the list of highest run-scorers. Rohit has scored 217 runs in three games at an average and strike rate of 72.33 and 141.83, respectively. He missed a hundred in the last game against Pakistan, but if he gets set, he will kick Bangladesh out of the game single-handedly.

2. Shubman Gill:

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill. (Image Source: Getty Images)

Shubman Gill made his World Cup debut against Pakistan after missing the first two games due to dengue, and he looked brilliant. He was looking good for his short stay of 16 runs with four boundaries. He has been in good form and will look to carry on that form in the next match and add a big innings under his belt.

3. Virat Kohli:

Virat Kohli, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Virat Kohli. (Image Source: ICC)

Virat Kohli missed the chance to play a big innings against Pakistan and got out for 16. But before that, he has already scored two half-centuries in the first two games and is in good form. He will be a big threat for Bangladesh because if he can get a start, he will be converting it into a big one.

4. Shreyas Iyer:

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Image Source: Getty Images)

Shreyas Iyer has finished his last two games for India in the chase and scored a much-needed half-century against Pakistan. He will be high on confidence and will look to use the conditions against Bangladesh. He was born and brought up in Mumbai, and he will be aware of the conditions and will look to utilize them.

5. KL Rahul (Wk):

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Image Source: AFP)

KL Rahul is another important member of the Indian middle order, and his form is very crucial for the team. Rahul has scored 116 runs in two innings and hasn’t gotten out so far. He has immense experience handling any situation, and India will rely on him if they lose some early wickets. His unbeaten innings against Australia is still some of the best played in this competition so far.

6. Hardik Pandya:

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Image Source: AFP)

Hardik Pandya is the X-factor in the team because he is a match-winner in both departments of the game. Though he hasn’t had many chances in the batting in the first three games, but has contributed pretty well as the third seamer. Hardik has taken five wickets in three games at an average of 21, but not to forget, he is a game-changer with the bat.

7. Ravindra Jadeja:

Ravindra Jadeja in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Ravindra Jadeja. (Image Source: ICC)

Ravindra Jadeja will be a tough candidate to handle for Bangladesh in Pune because the pitch here helps the spinners. He has done a pretty good job and can change the game in the middle overs. Jadeja’s first role will be to give India some wickets with the ball, and if he gets a chance with the bat, then play a cameo.

8. Shardul Thakur:

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur. (Image Source: AFP)

Shardul Thakur has been the fourth seamer for India in the last couple of matches. He goes for runs but takes important wickets in the middle overs, which is why the management backs him a lot. Shardul has played a lot in Pune during his domestic career and knows the conditions well enough to make an impact in the game.

9. Jasprit Bumrah:

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Source: Getty Images)

Jasprit Bumrah has been in incredible form and is the joint-highest wicket-taker in this tournament. The ace pacer has picked up 8 wickets in three games at an economy rate of just 3.44. He will be a threat to Bangladesh whenever he bowls. So far, batters have found it hard to get him away, and Bangladesh will hope that they can survive his spell.

10. Kuldeep Yadav:

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav. (Image Source: AFP)

Kuldeep Yadav has been another wicket-taking bowler for India and is among the best spinners in this competition. He has taken five wickets so far at an economy rate of 3.90 and has given India breakthroughs in the middle overs, which is why India have been successful so far. He will look to carry on what he does best and take wickets in the middle overs.

11. Mohammed Siraj:

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj. (Image Source: AFP)

Mohammed Siraj has been expensive in the tournament but has picked up crucial wickets. He picked up the wickets of Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique against Pakistan, which caused the collapse. So Siraj can be a threat for Bangladesh because he can take wickets at any moment of the game. Siraj will look to do well and improve his stats in this tournament.

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