ICC T20 World Cup 2022: 2 changes India must make in the playing 11 against Bangladesh

India lost to South Africa on Sunday. This leaves India under a little bit of pressure. They will have to win their next two games to be certain of a spot in the semi-finals. Although the opposition – Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, are not exactly challenging, India will still be wary because both these nations had a morale-boosting win recently. India would anyways try out a few changes in the playing 11 to get the combination right. On that note, here, we take a look at two changes India must make in the playing 11 against Bangladesh in ICC T20 World Cup 2022.


1) Rishabh Pant for Dinesh Karthik


Dinesh Karthik was not on the field for the last five overs of the game on Sunday. Rishabh Pant took his place as the wicketkeeper. There are also reports that DK could miss the match against Bangladesh. If that happens, Pant is the obvious choice to replace him.

The Tamil Nadu man has anyways not been in great touch in the ongoing event. While he had a poor outing against Pakistan, in the South Africa match, he scored just 6 runs in 15 balls. These performances may not guarantee a spot for the veteran for future games. In Pant, the team gets a left-hander in the middle order and a player who can step up in big games. Hence, Pant could replace DK for the Bangladesh fixture.

2) Axar Patel for Deepak Hooda

Axar Patel for Deepak Hooda is one of the changes India must make in playing 11 against Bangladesh. India’s decision to replace Axar at the Perth Stadium was a logical one. However, Deepak Hooda did not make use of his opportunities.


Moreover, India needs the left-arm spin option of Axar. This would add great depth to the bowling unit. Axar can also be used as a floater in the middle order to take on the spinners. Deepak Hooda is anyways playing out of position and therefore, it would be best if Axar comes back into the XI.

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