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IND vs BAN: The Indian Cricket Team has put a collective effort so far in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. Almost every player has chipped in and has helped the side to win three consecutive games. Being one of two undefeated teams so far in the tournament, the Men in Blue look favourites to win the event as they have played a dominating brand of cricket so far. 

IND vs BAN: Virat Kohli’s record in ODIs at Pune will be might be a sign of worry for Bangladesh 

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

India so far has thumped Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Now it’s time for IND vs BAN, which will be played in Pune on Thursday (19th October). The two teams have played some blistering brand of cricket and of late Bangladesh has been over India as they have won 3 out of the last 4 games against them. 

Going into the IND vs BAN match, the spotlight will be on Virat Kohli. The premier India batter has been in staggering form in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. He started the tournament on a rollicking knock as he smashed two half-centuries. 

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Why we said the spotlight will be Virat Kohli in IND vs BAN is because of his sensational record in Pune. The right-hander has been an absolute beast on that ground as he has smashed truckloads of runs there and has enjoyed batted in those conditions. 

Virat Kohli’s record might be a sign of worry for Bangladesh as it might be an indication of what is to come. The batter has played seven innings at that venue and in those he has set the stage on fire with his consistent batting display. 

Virat Kohli’s score at Pune read: 61(85), 122(105), 29(29), 107(119), 56(60), 66(79) and 7(10). He has an average of 64 and a strike rate of 91.99 at the venue. With the way he has batted, it won’t be a surprise if he ends up hitting a ton at the venue. 

IND vs BAN: Two key players to watch out for India against Bangladesh 

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Indian team has been firing in all three departments. It’s a good sign for the team that all three departments are coming up together and helping the team win. Going into IND vs BAN, there will be two key players for India that might play a huge role. 

One is skipper Rohit Sharma and the other is Jasprit Bumrah. Talking about the captain, he has shown signs of golden touch and is India’s leading run-getter in the World Cup. He smashed a ton against Afghanistan and scored 86 runs against Pakistan. He will be vital for India in the next game. 

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On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah by far has looked like the most settled Indian bowler. Despite the tracks being flat, he has showcased his skills and is the leading wicket-taker for India. All eyes will be on him as he heads into IND vs BAN.