India and Bangladesh will be involved in the final ODI game of the series on Saturday. This game will happen in Chittagong, which is also the venue for the first Test. Here, we look at the pitch report of Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium and the weather conditions in Chattogram for IND vs BAN 2022.
It has been a disappointing series, so far, for the Indians. Both games could have gone India’s way but Bangladesh held their nerves under pressure. As a consolation, India has to win the final game. A whitewash to Bangladesh will be extremely embarrassing for the team.
India will be without the services of Rohit Sharma. The skipper suffered a thumb injury and yet, he almost won the game for India. KL Rahul is likely to lead India in his absence. India might look to make a few changes, including giving the likes of Ishan Kishan a chance to show their skills.
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram pitch report for IND vs BAN 2022
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Till now, a total of 23 ODIs have happened at this venue. Out of this, 15 games have been won by the side that has batted second. Hence, the captain winning the toss is likely to opt to field first.
Interestingly, the average score batting first on this wicket is just 199. Spinners are likely to dominate and hence, it won’t be a surprise if India makes a change in this regard. Litton Das scored 136 on this track earlier this year. This is the best performance by a batter in this stadium, till now.
Chattogram weather conditions for IND vs BAN 2022
Bangladesh won by 5 runs and secured the series by 2-0.
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The weather will not be a problem in Chittagong. Temperatures will hit as high as 28 degrees Celsius, which is suitable for the game.
Although the weather will be partly cloudy, no rains are expected. Humidity will be 65% in the city on Saturday as per the predictions.