India will look to keep things stable after losing 5 wickets to South Africa on Sunday when they face Bangladesh at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.
Bangladesh is on the same level as India in the standings with both teams having 4 each. However, India has a run rate advantage that places them in second place just above the Bangla Tigers. This is an unmissable game for India, which hopes to leave the defeat of South Africa behind. To do so, they can make some changes to their XI game.
Rishabh Pant take the place of Dinesh Karthik
It is likely that the wicket-keeper's batsman Dinesh Karthik designated will miss the match against Bangladesh as he has not yet recovered from a spasm in his back suffered during the match against South Africa. Even though he wasn't completely left out and came to train on Tuesday, Rishabh Pant is likely to replace him.
Karthik was injured during the backend of the match in South Africa. At the start of the match's 16th over, he shrugged his back and smiled in pain, which led to Pant being called out of the locker room to replace him. Coach Rahul Dravid said Karthik had a cramp after jumping for the ball, but didn't rule out his involvement entirely. But all signs indicate that the veteran player, who has only scored 7 runs in his two innings, can get some rest as Pant takes his place. Whether it's a permanent or temporary decision, we'll see as the tournament progresses.
Yuzvendra Chahal could have a chance in place of Ravichandran Ashwin
Although Ravichandran Ashwin has a good record against Bangladesh skipper Shakib al Hasan, he could be rested against the Bangla Tigers in favor of Yuzvendra Chahal. With 89 wickets in 65 matches, second only to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the blues, Chahal is yet to make his T20 World Cup debut for India and this could be where he can make the difference. The Adelaide pitch is one of the most spinner-friendly pitches, where bowlers have enough freedom to throw the ball. This is where India hope Chahal comes in.
Axar Patel replaces Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda will likely be on pause for the game against Bangladesh as Axar Patel is expected to return to the squad after the match against South Africa was out. With Rishabh Pant expected to start, position number 5 will be his and Hooda will have to sit out. Patel, on the other hand, did a much better job from 6th or 7th. He's also useful as a spin bowler and has been a wicket-taking option for Team India in the recent past, so his all-around ability will in all likelihood see the nod against Bangladesh on Wednesday.