In the first match of the series, the Indian team left much to be desired as the visitors were bowled out for 113. But in the second ODI, the Indian team performed better with their captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemima Rodrigues scoring half-centuries. Nevertheless, the top order’s form continues to be a cause for concern.
Star opener Smriti Mandhana’s failures in T20 matches continued in the 50-over format as well. In two ODIs, she managed to score just 47 runs, well below the standards set by the Indian national team vice-captain.
Another opener, Priya Punia, who replaced the much-reduced Shafali Verma in the ODI series, did not impress in her comeback. The 26-year-old has scored 10 and 7 while wicketkeeper Jastika Bhatia would also like to put in a good performance.
On the other hand, Jemima has returned to the scoring ranks with a career-best 86 and captain Harmanpreet also looks in good form. But having suffered a hand injury, it remains to be seen if the captain will be fully fit.
Harmanpreet was forced to leave the field briefly after she was hit on the left wrist on the wrong side of the pitch while executing a single during the second ODI.
She returned to the game, but her stay in center lasted eight balls. She also did not take the field at the start of Bangladesh’s innings.
The Indian bowlers, on the other hand, were at their best with Devika Vaidya leggies and spinning half-century