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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Cricket World Cup: India vs Bangladesh quarter-final preview
India will take on Bangladesh in the second quarter final clash of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Melbourne Cricket Ground. MS Dhoni's side finished Group B on top by winning all six matches and also bowling out their opposition.

India have taken 60 wickets after six matches, a feat no team has achieved in this tournament. Mohammad Shami as high as No. 2 in the list of the highest wicket takers at the World Cup. He has been very supported by Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma, even though they leaked runs against Zimbabwe towards the end, the pleasing aspect was that they were picking wickets at regular intervals. They have never let a partnership grow, which has been the key to their success at the tournament so far.

Batting has always been India's strength and they haven't disappointed. They registered their highest chase in World Cup history when they chased down Zimbabwe's total of 287. The only concern for MS Dhoni would be the form of Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, who haven't come good thus far with the latter largely untested.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, have found a new batting hero in Mahmudullah, who has scored 344 runs in the group stages with back to back centuries against England and New Zealand. Tamim Iqbal, Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim were expected to do well with the bat and stack up the runs on the board.

Despite Tamim's erratic form, Shakib and Rahim have provided substantial support.In the bowling, Mashrafe Mortaza's experience, Taskin Ahmed's swing and Rubel Hossain's pace have done this team a world of good and so has the experienced Shakib Al Hasan's spin. They have been pretty impressive in their fielding as well. With both the teams fighting for a place in the semifinals, an exciting contest awaits!


India: Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Stuart Binny, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav

Bangladesh: Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Arafat Sunny, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed

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