|India tour of Bangladesh: Winning the third ODI issues rather a lot earlier than Test sequence, says Sunil Gavaskar|
Bangladesh have been on prime within the ODI sequence vs India (AP Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has stated India cannot afford to take the lifeless rubber — the third ODI between Bangladesh and India in Chattogram on Saturday, December 10, saying that momentum is essential for the all-important Test sequence later within the month.
India slipped to their second successive ODI sequence defeat in Bangladesh after they did not chase 272 within the 2nd ODI of the continuing 3-match sequence in Mirpur on Wednesday. India had misplaced an ODI sequence towards Bangladesh in Bangladesh below MS Dhoni’s captaincy in 2015.
Rohit Sharma joined the undesirable listing as India failed towards Litton Das’s Bangladesh. After failing to defend 186 within the first ODI, India fell in need of the 271-run complete by 5 runs regardless of a stable 82 from Shreyas Iyer and a valiant 28-ball 51 not out from Rohit Sharma, who braved an damage and batted at No. 9.
Questions have been requested of India’s white-ball strategy after successive ODI sequence defeats however Gavaskar stated it is vital India look forward to the Test sequence, beginning December 14.
“They have to select their robust aspect. It’s a matter of discovering confidence for the Test match that follows. The composition of the Test squad and the ODI squad goes to be just a little totally different. But towards a staff that’s batting and bowling so properly, Bangladesh have been excellent. India have to win this. India want to scale back the margin to 2-1. Win the third ODI and get their confidence up and attempt to win the Test in Chattogram,” Gavaskar advised Sony Sports.
India have a few damage points as captain Rohit, who picked up the finger damage, won’t obtainable for the third ODI together with Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen.
Gavaskar additionally pointed that it is vital for India to attempt to win the two Tests in Bangladesh earlier than they face Australia within the Border-Gavaskar sequence in February-March subsequent yr.
India have to win at the least 5 of their remaining 6 Tests to face an opportunity of constructing it to the World Test Championship remaining.
“The incentive, in fact, is that if India win the Test sequence. India have gotten 4 Tests towards Australia in February. If they win these two Tests, out of those 6 Tests, they need to win 5, they provide themselves an excellent probability to qualify for the World Test Championship,” he added.
The BCCI on Wednesday announced the venues and the schedule for the 4-Test sequence towards Australia. Nagpur, Delhi, Dharamsala and Ahmedabad will host the 4-Test sequence from February 9 to March 13.