ICC WC 2023: Match 17: India vs Bangladesh: Preview & Prediction

The Cricket World Cup 2023 has been full of upsets we have already witnessed two in only the second week of the tournament as Afghanistan and Netherlands won their respective matches against two of the strongest contenders of this edition Australia and South Africa which has thrown the tournament wide open. Among all the chaos host India takes on Bangladesh in the 17th match of the tournament at the MCA stadium in Pune. 

The clash promises to be a mouth-watering one given Bangladesh have won three of their last four ODIs against India since the 2019 World Cup. In this article, we will look at all the aspects of the match.


India is high on confidence after winning three games on the trot. The bowling looks in magnificent firm which is evident by the fact that the bowlers have conceded 200 runs only once in the three matches that the team has played so far. Batting also looks in great touch after a slip-up in the first match against Australia. Captain Rohit looks in great form and would look to continue the same in the match against Bangladesh.

 The only area of concern for the Men in Blue would be the form of Shubman Gill as the right-hander is making a comeback after recovering from an illness


For Bangladesh, the biggest area of concern would be their batting which hasn’t performed as per expectation in the last two matches which is why the bowling that has looked good in patches hasn’t been able to put pressure on the opposition due to lack of runs on the board. The senior batters like captain Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das need to step up if Bangladesh has any hope of causing another upset 

Match Details

Date & Time: 19-10-2023 (Thursday) & 02:00 PM IST      

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 

Where to Watch 

The ODI World Cup match between India and Bangladesh will be available on Disney + Hotstar. Mobile viewers can watch the game for free. While Star Sports Network will provide the live telecast. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the MCA stadium provides a huge advantage to the batsman as it gives a proper opportunity to score big totals. 

A total of 7 ODI games have been played on this pitch and the average first innings score here in Pune is 307. Moreover, five teams scored 300+ runs here at MCA stadium  

Weather Report

The Weather at MCA stadium in Pune looks to be good as there are no signs of rain, but we can expect some clouds over the stadium during game time. The wind speed during the game is predicted to be around 5km/h to 10km/h. The temperature will be around 32 degrees at the start of the game and will go down up to 25 degrees by the time the game finishes. Humidity will be around 44 to 69% during the game time. 

Head-to-Head Stats ODIs

India: 31 

Bangladesh: 8 

World Cup Head-to-Head Stats

India: 3 

Bangladesh: 1



Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.


 Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

Possible Playing XI


Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj 


Shakib Al Hasan (C), Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman  Captain and Vice-Captain Choices 

Captain: Rohit Sharma 

Vice-Captain: Ravindra Jadeja 

DREAM 11 Fantasy Team

Wicket Keeper: Mushfiqur Rahim, KL Rahul 

Batter: Rohit Sharma, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shubman Gill 

All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Shakib al Hasan, Hardik Pandya, Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, K Yadav  

Toss Prediction

The toss prediction for this match is that the captain who wins the toss will choose to bowl first to get better batting conditions in the second innings.

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