India and Bangladesh are all set to face it off in a multi-format series, with the latter serving as the hosts. The men in blue have duly arrived in Dhaka ahead of the three-match ODI series starting from the 4th of December. Rohit Sharma is back as the team’s captain for the series as are other seniors like Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul. Litton Das, meanwhile, has replaced Tamim Iqbal as the Bangladeshi captain for the ODI series. Bangladesh, in turn, has prepared the Shere Bangla National Stadium to host all the matches of the tournament. The stadium, located in the capital city of Dhaka has been hosting international games since its inauguration in 2006. Along with, Know all about the Shere Bangla National Stadium Pitch Report.
Shere Bangla National Stadium: Pitch Report
The Shere Bangla National Stadium hosted its last ODI back in May 2021 and is ought to present a fresh track for the match. Guest team Sri Lanka bashed Bangladesh to attain a 97-run win over the hosts in the last outing at this venue. The average first innings score here at Shere Bangla Stadium is recorded at 228, demonstrating its assistance to batters. Consequently, the track is expected to stay true to its original features and assist the batting side in the India Vs Bangladesh clash on the 4th of December.
The track at this venue offers next to nothing to the pacers. The seamers will have to depend on a tight line and lengths even in the early overs to avoid bashing. However, the pitch provides ample help to the spinners. Spinners can extract turn on the surface likely enough to unsettle the batters. Moreover, the track tends to slow down in the latter part of the match. Overall, the pitch sides heavily with the batting side in both innings. The trend set for the Shere Bangla Stadium is to bat first after winning the toss. And the side winning the toss in Sunday’s clash is expected to follow the trend in Dhaka.