Virat Kohli-led team India is all set to take on neighbours Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium in Birmingham on June 15. Ahead of the high-voltage game both the teams are preparing hard as the players are sweating it out in nets.
Meanwhile sharing his plans to tackle team India, Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman has said that he is hoping his off-cutters, which are not working in England conditions as much they used to at home, come good against India.
According to a report in Bangladesh newspaper Daily Star on Tuesday, the 21-year old left-arm fast bowler said he is ruffled a bit by the fact that his famed off-cutters are not coming good here and that he is working hard on it.
It was Rahman’s off-cutters that did the trick against India two years back when he bagged five-wicket hauls in two consecutive matches rattling the Indian batting order.
Rahman has so far got only one wicket from three matches in the Champions Trophy.
Bangladesh, led by Mashrafe Mortaza, defied all odds to make it to the last-four stage after beating New Zealand and then seeing England get past Australia in Group A. While in Group B, India after winning 2 off their 3 games entered semis as the table toppers.
The match between India and Bangladesh will start at 15.00 IST. The toss will be held at 14.30 IST. According to the reports, rain might play spoilsport during the battle. If the match between the two teams called off due to rain then team India will make it to finals because they topped their Group B. The final is scheduled to be played on June 18 at the Oval.