The caravan of the 3-match ODI series between India and Bangladesh has now reached its last stop. Team India, which has already lost the series, will face a big challenge to avoid a clean sweep when they will enter the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium. In Rohit’s absence, the team will be led by KL Rahul.

3 players have been out -:

3 players including captain Rohit Sharma have already been out before the third ODI. Rohit has returned home for treatment of his thumb, so Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen will also not be seen in the third ODI.

Kuldeep Sen did not even play in the second ODI, while Deepak Chahar could not even bowl his entire overs in the second ODI.

Opening pair -:

In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli can open. Although both had started the innings in the second ODI as well, but they were not able to give a good start to the team. But in the absence of Rohit in the third ODI, both will have additional responsibility.

Middle Order -:

There may be changes in the middle order In the middle order, KL Rahul played a useful inning of 73 runs in the first match, while Shreyas Iyer has scored consistently.

In such a situation, Team India can give a chance to either Rajat Patidar or Rahul Tripathi in the absence of Rohit.

Washington Sundar and Akshar Patel in the all-rounder -:

Washington Sundar has consistently impressed with his all-round ability since the New Zealand tour. That’s why Team India cannot take the risk of dropping him.

Akshar Patel also played a half-century in the last match. If he is available for selection, then he is sure to play.

Apart from Mohammad Siraj, there will be Shardul Thakur and Umran Malik in bowling. Malik impressed with his pace in the second ODI. Apart from this, Kuldeep Yadav can also get a chance in the playing eleven.

India’s possible playing XI –

KL Rahul (C,WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar / Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Iyer, Akshar Patel, Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Siraj, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav

By Ritik Sharma

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