In their bid to get closer to the semifinals, India will next square off against Bangladesh at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. The Men in Blue lost their previous game to South Africa by 5 wickets and they now sit 2nd in the points table with two wins and one loss after three matches.
While there is no reason to panic, India now must win both of their remaining matches. However, both games are against relatively weaker oppositions – Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, respectively. Team India are expected to win both of these fixtures easily but they have been far from the best in the competition so far.
Hence, in this post, we will talk about the three changes India should make against Bangladesh.
1. Rishabh Pant in for Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik walked off the field against Bangladesh courtesy of a back injury. Furthermore, the veteran wicketkeeper has reportedly been ruled out of the game against Bangladesh.
Rishabh Pant is almost certain to replace the senior pro in the Indian playing XI. The left-handed southpaw will add a lot of firepower to the Indian batting unit. Furthermore, Pant is a left-handed batter and will add a different dimension to the Indian batting line-up.
Dinesh Karthik hasn’t been able to fire with the bat so far in the competition. The 37-year-old has only scored 7 runs in the 2 innings he has played. DK hasn’t been swift with the glovework either as he has missed opportunities behind the wickets. The inclusion of Rishabh Pant could be the exact boost Team India needs at the moment.