India will be taking on Bangladesh in their third match of the T20 World Cup today. India has played two matches before this and has got victory in both of them. India first defeated Pakistan and then West Indies convincingly. However, none of these two matches tested the Indian batting line-up, as it was expected. A win in this match will virtually book a place for India in the semi-finals.
This will be the second match for the hosts Bangladesh. Their first outing was a very disappointing one. They lost the match to West Indies by a huge margin of 73 runs. This was a no-contest virtually as the hosts crumbled like a pack of cards. They will have to come up with some tough decisions and play high quality cricket to beat India, who are in terrific form.
It must be mentioned that India is the only team that has until now remained unbeaten in the Group stages. They haven’t lost any match yet. Every other team has lost at least one match since the tourney got underway with India-Pakistan match. Teams like Australia are still languishing towards the bottom of the table.
Though Team India is playing good cricket at the moment, their best chance is now. Winning the match against Bangladesh will them a world of good. Booking a place in the next round will be the first target for them.
But the form of Yuvraj Singh is still a worry for India. Yuvi needs to fire. If he does it today, this will be best answer to his critics who are asking him to go.