Bangladesh is almost invincible at home, as they haven’t lost a bilateral ODI series since losing to England in October 2016. If Bangladesh is more than competent at one-day matches overall. India lost the ODI series against Bangladesh the last time they were on tour, 2-1. The fact that Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli are returning for the three-match series that begins on Sunday in Mirpur is a good indicator of how seriously India views this visit. Given that India will host the World Cup in less than a year, it marks the formal beginning of their World Cup preparation.

India captain Rohit Sharma said of the rivalry, “It’s been a thrilling rivalry over the years, but over the past 7-8 years they have been a different squad and been extremely difficult and we have not had easy victories.”

“The game in the T20 World Cup was tight. We won’t have an easy time of it since they are a lot better side than we are. A thrilling series is in store. Bangladesh is a difficult team to defeat, therefore we must perform well. They would compete in their neighborhood, he said.

India seldom lacks support when on tour, but Bangladesh may be the one place where things significantly shift. “The crowd here might be intimidating, but there is no denying that they are ardent cricket fans who support their side wholeheartedly. Even if some of our members are attending for the first time, nothing has changed. They are used to pressure, according to Sharma.

It’s doubtful that India would experiment too much now that the big names are back, particularly in the middle order. But Mohammed Shami is out with a shoulder injury. Following the injury he sustained during a training session after returning from Australia, the BCCI said in a statement that “Shami is currently under the supervision of the BCCI medical team at the NCA, Bengaluru.” As a stand-in, Umran Malik has been selected.

A few well-known figures will not be present in Bangladesh either. Tamim Iqbal, the team’s regular ODI captain, is out with a groin injury, and Taskin Ahmed, the pacer, is out with a back problem.

Sincerely, our team’s focus is on playing as a unit rather than paying too much attention to the makeup of the opposition. They will miss their seasoned players, but this also presents a chance for the younger players to step in and leave their mark, according to Sharma.