Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-After the humiliating loss in the first One-Day International (ODI), India are gunning for a comeback and there is a lot of backlash that MS Dhoni and his side are facing for faltering against the one-time whipping boys of International cricket.
India is rusty and vulnerable and with a majority of their top players coming on the back of a long, hard Indian Premier League (IPL) season, look jaded too, reports India.com.
Bangladesh has been on a roll since their best ever finish in the World Cup.
Here is why the Men in Blue will lose the contest
This classy southpaw, after recently becoming the highest getter for his country simply loves India.
From the time he stepped down the track as a teenager and smashed Zaheer Khan over the deep mid-wicket fence, Indians have failed to stop him when he is on song.
Similar scenes were witnessed in the first ODI too.
With Tamim being in a rich vein of form, there is more to come during the first powerplay.
2. Predictability of Ravindra Jadeja
It was only two years ago that MS Dhoni led his side to a Champions Trophy triumph.
Ravindra Jadeja was tying chocking batsmen in the middle overs and run-scoring was restricted.
Now, the tables have turned. The home side’s sturdy middle order has the know-how to nullify their threat.
The wily Ravinchandran Ashwin lacks support and Jadeja’s poor run could be attributed to Dhoni milking out overs from Suresh Raina.
Dhoni came out with scathing criticism of the erratic nature of the Indian pacers after the 1st ODI loss.
While Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues to impress, he is getting little help from Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma in particular, who were taken to the cleaners.
4. India’s struggles against Bangladesh pacers
Last year, Taskin Ahmed shook the world with a five-for on debut and this time Mustafizur Rahman equaled the feat.
There is a confidence in the Bangladesh side which is unmistakable and Mashrafe Mortaza is turning out to be a good leader in grooming the youngsters with confidence.
Virat Kohli in particular is going through a bit of a lean patch. His last three scores read 2,1,1.
It is elsewhere that Dhoni’s worries are. Lower down the order, Jadeja continues to fail with the bat and with Shakib Al Hasan’s tying down things, Bangladesh may well have a winning formula on their hands.