Sources have stated that India will be up against a spirited Bangladesh side on Thursday when they play the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy. India so far have looked like the side to beat and barring a bad game against Sri Lanka where the bowlers failed to defend a big total, the defending champions have been right on the money.
Meanwhile with all bases covered, India would look to seal their spot in the final but for that to happen they need to go past Bangladesh, who are a dangerous side, given the fact that they have chased down a good total against New Zealand. When speaking to the media ahead of the all-important semi-final clash, India skipper Virat Kohli looked optimistic about India's chances and gave an indication that off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin might retain his place in the playing XI after a good game against South Africa.
The Indian skipper said "We gave a lot of people chances in the
practice games. Everyone has done well. He thinks Ashwin was brilliant in the
last game. There is no need to change anything".
India' middle order has not been tested so far in the tournament with the top-order scoring all the runs. Kohli reckoned, "Given an opportunity, everyone would like to finish games. Kedar (Jadhav) and Hardik (Pandya) are playing well in the lower middle-order."
Indian players not worried about losing ICC Champions Trophy Sources have stated that the India vs Pakistan final at the ICC Champions Trophy ended up being about as one-sided as most clashes between these two sides are, with Pakistan winning by a massive 180 runs at The Oval on Sunday, to post their maiden title win in this tournament. While the Indian side was understandably extremely disappointed, Team India skipper Virat Kohli had won lot of for his sporting remarks after the match.
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