In the opening match of the World Cup 2011 we will have India taking on bangladesh in the World Cup 2011 and it will be interesting to see how the go about this big match. India are in absolutely great form at the moment and they will go into the match as the favourites but since Bangladesh are playing at home and will have full support from the home crowd and it is going to be a huge match at Shere-e- Bangal stadium and it will be interesting to see how thye go about this match. Since this is the first match of the event people will be really looking forward too.
India beat Bangladesh in the Opening Match of the ICC World Cup 2011
India vs Bangladesh Opening Match:
Date: 19 February 2011 – Time:
Venue: Shere-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka
India have won the previous two meeting between the two teams at this stadium and this time they have even better squad with some of the best players in the team. Sachin Tendulkar will be playing his last world Cup and he will be eager to start out his last big campaign on a high. Bangladesh on the other hand too had some very good matches in recent series, biggest of them was when the outclassed New Zealand in the ODI series last year.
Bangladesh have some very good young players who will be eager to perform in this big event, with the likes of Tamim Iqbal and Saqibul Hassan are two who will be key to their chances in the league. While they will be hoping to atleast get to the knock out stages and for that they will have to be at top of their game to get out of this very tough looking group.
TSM’S Predictions: Indians look very strong at the moment and they will go into the match as the favourites to win this match but bangladesh have the home support on their side which is a thing that can play a major role although India have won last two match at this vanue between this two teams.
India defeated Bangladesh in the Opening match of the World Cup 2011
Sehwag and Kohli scored centuries to help India post a target of 370 which always going to be difficult for Bangladesh but they put up a good effort and made 285 in reply with India winning by 85 runs
Match Result and Video Highlights
India: 370/4 (50 ov)
Bangladesh: 280/9 (48.3 ov)
India defeated Bangladesh by 87 Runs to win the Opening Match