The Indian team is all set to play its first International match after the loss in the World Cup semi final. They will tour Bangladesh for a short series with the first test schedules to start on the 10th of June. With Bangladesh looking very confident after their white wash against Pakistan, it is clear that India will be tested in all departments in all formats of the game. We have already seen the top 5 batsmen of BAN vs IND 2015 series and now we are here to look at 5 key bowlers from both teams that may make the difference in the tour.
The forgotten off spinner form Punjab, Harbhajan Singh is the most successful off spinner for team India. He has been a strike bowler for India in conditions that are not favorable to spin also. His performance in the IPL has been rewarded with a place in the national squad. Bhajji, who has not played for India for a long time will be rearing to go and prove to the world that he is still capable of playing at the highest level.
The no fuss medium pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the most consistent, disciplined bowlers for India in the recent times. He missed out on a place in the World Cup due to an injury and lost his place to a settled bowling line up in the middle of the cup. However, he showed that he is still the most reliable bowler for team India. In this season of the IPL, he picked many wickets at crucial times. He is also handy with the bat but his ability to swing the ball both ways and bowl deadly yorkers at the death makes him an interesting prospect to watch in the tour.
The skipper of the Bangladesh team, Mashrafe Mortaza who is always animated on field, always wants the best out of his team. This attitude has given his team a place in the quarter final of the recently concluded World Cup after knocking out the English team. He is a feisty fast bowler who led Bangladesh to a historic series victory against the Pakistan. He is a very smart bowler and never lets the opposition get into his head. With the responsibility of leading form the front, Mortaza has raised his game significantly and is now the spearhead of the Bangladesh bowling attack. He would surely be a player to watch out for in the series coming up.
Titled as the quickest bowler in the domestic circuit of the Indian Cricket, Varun Aaron who has already played for India, bowls at impressive speeds but his discipline with the ball leaves a lot desired. Aaron is a raw talent and with not many games under his belt needs some experience. However, for now, he looks to be a great addition to the group of medium pacers that are available for selection for team India. He has been given another chance to prove himself against an inform side and Aaron would love to show that he is capable of becoming a main stay in this Indian attack. His pace makes him an exciting player to watch.
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Arguably the best all rounder in the world of cricket at the moment in all forms of the game, Sakib-al-Hasan has been a great servant of Bangladesh cricket for some years now and has produced brilliant match winning performances for the team. Having the ability to adjust to any format of the game, Shakib has been a special player for the Bangladesh team and has never let them down. He has the ability to make things happen out of nowhere and sets the standards high so as to improve the game of the whole team. This makes him a great bowler to watch out for.
The series victory against Pakistan has given the Bangladesh team a lot of confidence. Playing at home and hosting a team like India will give them even more confidence in their quest to a spot in the Champions Trophy.