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Did India Sent Half-Fit Players To Bangladesh?

“Did India Sent Half-Fit Players To Bangladesh?” – the question become quite talkative right after India lost the ODI series against Bangladesh.

Did India Sent Half-Fit Players To Bangladesh?

Indian cricket team were scheduled to play 3 ODIs and 2 Tests during their Bangladesh tour where they lost the ODI series after losing the first 2 matches.

India lost the first match by 1 wicket while losing the second ODI match by 5 runs. The back-to-back narrow defeats against Bangladesh raise the eyebrows of many cricket experts, particularly regarding players’ fitness.

India faced a series of injuries in the ongoing Bangladesh tour – Indian captain Rohit Sharma injured his thumb while fielding in the 2nd ODI and left the field in middle. In addition to him, Deepak Chahar sustained a left hamstring strain, and Kuldeep Sen was struck with stiffness back.

Kuldeep Sen who made his ODI debut on India’s first ODI against Bangladesh on December 4 bowled 5 overs and bagged 2 wickets at an economy rate of 7.40. He missed the second ODI match after sustaining a stiff back.

In the second ODI, when India was in need of some swings, Deepak Chahar sustained a left hamstring strain and bowled only 3 overs. Without his support, the Indian bowling unit struggled and let Bangladesh score 271 runs at the end of the 50 overs.

The question(Did India Sent Half-Fit Players To Bangladesh?) becomes quite talkative right after Indian captain Rohit Sharma said “can’t have guys coming in to play for the country half-fit”.

in the post-match presentation, Rohit Sharma said: “There are few injury concerns, we need to get to the bottom of this. Need to try and monitor them, because it’s important to understand this. When they come to play for India, they need to be at more than 100 percent. We need to monitor their workload because we can’t have guys coming in to play for the country half-fit”. 

The statement was also noticed and highlighted by former Indian cricketer and Indian national cricket coach Madan Lal. The 1983 Cricket World Cup winning team member said “It is a very sad thing. If the captain is saying this then something is wrong somewhere”.

Post missing 3 players, BCCI named Kuldeep Yadav in India’s squad for the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh. India will play their last match of the 3-match ODI series on December 10 in Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.

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