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World Cup 2019: Five things we learned about India against Bangladesh

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2.00K   //    03 Jul 2019, 20:31 IST

#2 An astute gameplan

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The previous match against England did not go well for the bowlers. They conceded too many runs and it would’ve been a small dent in their overall confidence heading forward. Thankfully, the same venue gave the management some room to experiment.

Instead of giving Kuldeep another chance they gave a go for Bhuvneshwar Kumar which made them play with four fast bowlers. The gamble benefited them as the bowlers showed character in the conditions. Similar experiments might be evident in the coming games.


#3 The role of Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja

India opted to drop Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav for this match. A spinner and a spin bowling all-rounder being dropped gave room for the fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The other spot should have been logically filled with someone who handles both bat and ball.

Ravindra Jadeja was readily available in the absence of Kedar Jadhav. However, the team management decided to give that opportunity for Dinesh Karthik. With semifinals heading close India might not be having plans for Jadeja except using him as a substitute fielder.

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