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Pakistan defeated England in the first semi-final and fixed their place for the final to be held at the Oval on Sunday. Now all eyes are on the today’s match between defending champions India and Bangladesh with former seems to look stronger than latter.
However, it would also be wrong to predict everything in the first place. Shock results have been the norm this year’s Champions Trophy. Both the teams are playing each other for the first time in the tournament. India arguably may be outright favourites in today’s match but the defending champions will be under more pressure, believes former players captains of Bangladesh cricket team. Here is a look at the strengths and weaknesses of Virat Kohli’s side.
STRENGTHS
Shikhar Dhawan is currently the highest run-getter in the tournament
India cannot afford to drop catches anymore
Consistent batting perfromance had helped India cross the 300-mark in the first two matches.
WEAKNESSES
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were unable to score more than 50 runs in the first powerplay against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Bumrah went wicket-less in the first two games
India's lower order has virtually not been tested in the tournament so far
“We will treat it as our last game,” said skipper Virat Kohli. But his side is struggling with bowling inconsistency. “Bangladesh are a dangerous side. They have skilful players who are passionate and have made huge strides in international cricket,” Kohli added.
Pictures Design By Vikas Kakkar
Image Text By Aaqib Javeed
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