Champions Trophy Warm-up Match: Bangladesh pacers remove Rohit-Ajinkya cheaply

"It used to be one of the teams that traditionally struggle in big tournaments, but under this set-up - shrewdly overseen by coaches Trevor Bayliss and Paul Farbrace with Andrew Strauss (as) a strong Director of Cricket - its past record is perhaps not relevant (sic)", he stated.

After a convincing 45-run victory against New Zealand in a rain-curtailed opening warm-up match, skipper Kohli would hope his batsmen get some more game time than the 26 overs they got the other day.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is accurate, can move the ball both ways, has increased his pace and is a great death bowler.

Bangladesh, who are considered among one of the minnows in the cricketing world, have a win-loss ratio of 1.46 from 34 matches since the start of 2015 - the best among the Asian teams. "In fact, the team is arguably stronger, better balanced with real firepower in its fast bowling", stated Sangakkara in his column. While he might not get you early wickets, he is a force of nature at the death and can not be dropped.

Eoin Morgan's team have been transformed since their dismal World Cup performance two years ago, playing a vibrant and aggressive brand of cricket that should make them formidable in their own conditions.

Kohli added, "We back Hardik (Pandya) and Kedar (Jadhav) to do the job for us down the order".

Bhuvneshwar, who has been overlooked too many times in the past, and Bumrah should play against Pakistan, leaving Kohli to choose from one of Shami and Umesh.

Dropping one of Ashwin or Jadeja will not be that easy.

Put into bat, opener Shikhar Dhawan (60) and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik (94 retired hurt) put on a 100-run stand for the third wicket before all-rounder Hardik Pandya smashed a 54-ball unbeaten 80 to propel India to a mammoth 324/7.

Batting first, India notched up 324 for seven, and then skittled out Bangladesh for a meagre 84 in only 23.5 overs at the Oval. Overall, India look charged up ahead of Sunday's mouth-watering face-off against Pakistan. The pacers continued from where they left against New Zealand in their first warm-up encounter and broke Bangladesh's backbone from the word go.

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