Captain Rohit Sharma ruled out as we look at the best predicted playing 11 for the 2022 India vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI.
0-2 is how the series stands for Team India after the first two ODIs, and they are now on the verge of a whitewash against Bangladesh. As shocking as it can get, but India have now lost back-to-back ODI series against Bangladesh in Bangladesh. 2015 was under MS Dhoni, and 2022 has been under Rohit Sharma.
While India did lose the series even after a spirited Rohit Sharma show towards the end of the 2nd ODI, what’s worst is that India have now lost three important players due to injuries including their captain Rohit Sharma. Apart from Sharma, India are now without Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen for the 3rd ODI.
But honestly, losing a bilateral series is good in a way for the Indian team. Team India have been bilateral champs for so many years now, but have been losing ICC trophies even after being a dominant force. A back-to-back series loss would pave the way for new thinking within the camp. The reality check was needed to increase commitment and motivation going forward.
With effectively a dead rubber remaining in the form of the third ODI, what playing can Team India look at for the 3rd ODI vs Bangladesh? Well, let’s find out in this article. Before that, let’s also look at the updated squad for Team India after recent injury concerns and key match details. Meanwhile, per a leading website, Betway, Bangladesh are favorite to win the 3rd ODI with their odds at 1.15.
India vs Bangladesh 2022: 3rd ODI Updated Squad for Team India
Batters: Rahul Tripathi, Rajat Patidar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer & Virat Kohli
Wks: Ishan Kishan & KL Rahul
All-rounders: Axar Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed & Washington Sundar
Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur & Umran Malik
Captain: KL Rahul
Tournament: Bangladesh vs India 2022
Type: 3rd ODI
When: December 10, 11:30 am IST
Team India’s Predicted Playing 11
It would be interesting to see how Team India go about in what is potentially a dead rubber. Will Team India play for pride or rest a couple of their senior players? Factually, only 14 players are now available for selection now as 3 players, Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, and Kuldeep Sen are already ruled out.
With 2 bowlers gone, Shahbaz Ahmed would have replaced Deepak Chahar in the playing 11. But with Kuldeep added to the squad earlier today, he should play ahead of Shahbaz. Meanwhile, the only other selection that India will have to do is to select a replacement for Rohit Sharma.
India have three options to ponder for Rohit Sharma. That’s Ishan Kishan, Rajat Patidar, and Rahul Tripathi. If any one of Tripathi or Patidar play, India would have another debutant. However, India will most likely give chance to Ishan Kishan, who would also don the wicket-keeping duties.
If India decide to rest its senior players then Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer could be rested as both are also a part of the Test series. If this happens, we should most likely see Rajat Patidar and Rahul Tripathi making their debuts. However, the chances of this happening are very less.
Bangladesh vs India 2022 – 3rd ODI Predicted Playing 11 for Team India:
Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (c), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj & Umran Malik
For Bangladesh, it is all about playing with a full-strength squad in a bid to whitewash India for the first time in history. So, expect Bangladesh to play the same playing 11 that played in the 2nd ODI.
Bangladesh vs India 2022 – 3rd ODI Predicted Playing 11 for Bangladesh:
Litton Das (c), Najmul Shanto, Anamul Haq, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman & Ebadot Hossain
So, that’s about the predicted playing 11 for the 2022 India vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI. It is all about playing for pride for Team India, who would not want to find themselves in a situation where they face a humiliating whitewash. Whereas for Bangladesh, it is all about continuing the momentum to win the series 3-0.
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