It would be the final warm-up game before the league matches of the World Cup get underway. India will face Bangladesh in their second warm-up game at Cardiff on 28th May. Explore the cricket prediction tips for the match here.
India’s form has been a bit shaky lately despite being the second favorites for the world cup. They lost the last three matches against Australia in the home series and lost the last match against New Zealand in the warm-up game.
Cricket Prediction Tips Key Players
The Indian batting line-up which is boasted of being strong failed considerably in front of the New Zealand pacers. Except for Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja, there was no support from the batsmen. The pitch here at Cardiff is good for batting and the team would be looking for the top order to fire. Virat Kohli is the best batsmen of the world along with Rohit Sharma and they would like to score runs. The number one bowler in ODI ranking Jasprit Bumrah finished with the figures of 4-2-2-1. He will be bowling along with another lethal pacer Mohammad Shami. Kuldeep Yadav might look to get back in the rhythm.
Virat Kohli (c), Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar
Bangladesh comes into this match with high on confidence after winning three consecutive matches against West Indies and Ireland. It was a good display of cricket by the team when the conditions were not favorable to them. Their first warm-up game was washed out and it is the only chance for them to practice ahead of the event.
Cricket Prediction Tips Key Players
Bangladesh would rely heavily on their top order which comprises of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mahmudullah to score runs. Tamim Iqbal is an experienced player and the responsibility will be on him to score runs for the team. Soumya Sarkar performed really well in tri-series in Ireland. Shakib Al Hasan is an integral part of the team and can prove handy with both bat and ball. Mustafizur Raham will lead their bowling attack and build pressure on the Indian batsmen. Mashrafe Mortaza and Mehidy Hasan are the other fast bowlers who can pose a threat to the Indian batsmen.
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin
Stadium – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Capacity – 5500
Ends – River Taff End, Cathedral Road End
Venue Scoring Pattern
Average 1st Inning Score – 227
Average 2nd Inning Score – 216
Highest Total – 342/8 (England vs Australia)
Lowest Total – 138/10 (Sri Lanka vs New Zealand)
Chased Target – 304/6 (Pakistan vs England)
Defended – 169/10 (England vs New Zealand)
Weather & Pitch Conditions
The weather at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff is expected to be mostly cloudy which would help the seamers in the lateral movement. It is going to be a high scoring affair here at this pitch.
The conditions are expected to get better in the second half and the pitch favors the team batting second. Toss would be a crucial one to win and the side would like to chase.
Cricket Prediction Tips
India faced havoc against New Zealand in their first warm-up game. They faced difficulties against the seamers. Bangladesh will be coming high on confidence into this match as they have won previous few matches. We expect it to be a tough competition. We expect India to win this match.