2 changes India must do in the playing 11 for the next ODI against Bangladesh

Despite appearing to win the game at one point, India lost the first ODI against Bangladesh. With regards to preparation for the 2023 ODI World Cup, it is an early wake-up call for the men in blue. The management has to make some changes to set right the combination for the next game on December 7th. On that note, here, we take a look at two changes India must do for the next ODI against Bangladesh.

1) Ishan Kishan for Shikhar Dhawan

It was after a long time that Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan opened the batting for Team India. However, it was not a memorable comeback for the duo. Although Rohit got a good start, he could not continue. Shikhar Dhawan, on the other hand, had a failure.

Team India needs aggressive openers in the top order. Moreover, with Rishabh Pant being released from the squad, India also needs a full-time wicketkeeper behind the stumps. Hence, in this regard, Ishan Kishan would be an apt option alongside Rohit Sharma. The Jharkhand opener has got very few chances in recent months. Hence, these opportunities would also allow him to showcase his skills and prove his case.

2) Axar Patel for Shahbaz Ahmed

Axar Patel for Shahbaz Ahmed is one of the changes India must do for the next ODI against Bangladesh. The Gujarat all-rounder was not available for the first ODI. If he is available for the next game, it is sure that he would replace Shahbaz.

Shahbaz did not contribute with the bat and just had a par bowling show, considering it was a low-scoring game. Axar Patel would add better value to the batting attack and considering his experience, he would also bring depth to the batting unit. Therefore, he must come into the playing XI for the next encounter. If Axar is not available, the management can also think of having an extra batter like Rajat Patidar in the middle order.

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