Stung by their first-ever series defeat against Bangladesh, underfire India will look to salvage some pride and prevent the hosts from registering a rare clean sweep when they go into the third and final cricket one-dayer here on Wednesday.
It will be a fresh beginning for a full-strength India in limited overs cricket after the World Cup semifinal exit as they face a buoyant Bangladesh, who have more to gain then their famed neighbours, in the three-match ODI series starting here tomorrow.
A 3-0 result against hosts Bangladesh in the three match ODI series will not be enough for second placed India to claim the number one spot in the ICC rankings while a favourbale outcome for the home team will boost its qualifying chances for the 2017 Champions Trophy.
Furious with his bowlers for conceding over 400 runs in the rain-hit one-off cricket Test against India, Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim said their approach made it difficult for him to even set the field for the rival batsmen.
Live updates from Day 2 of the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh being played at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah. At stumps on Day 1, India were 239/0 after Murali Vijay (89*) and Shikhar Dhawan (150*) stitched a huge opening stand. (India vs Bangladesh: Full coverage)