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India vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI: 5 Major Talking Points Ahead Of The Decisive Game

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After an agonising one-wicket defeat, India will regroup again for the second ODI against Bangladesh on Wednesday. The first game laid bare many issues of this Indian team, and we look at five major talking points that will determine their fate.

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Better Performance From Tail-Enders India went into the first ODI with incredible batting depth, but it didn't account for anything as the trio of Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Deepak Chahar managed a total of 2 runs. India would expect much better performance from their lower order.

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Shikhar Dhawan Must Perform Shikhar Dhawan is running out of time, and he must perform or he may lose out his place as India finalise their squad for the next year's World Cup. However, it won't be easy for Dhawan to play Bangladeshi spinners on a turning track.

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Should Umran Be Brought Back In The Team? It made little sense to bench Umran Malik after playing him against New Zealand. Umran did reasonably well, and he must get consistent gametime to lay stake to his claim.

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Shakib Al Hasan & Mehidy Hasan Miraz Are Key For Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz are unplayable in the home conditions. With the batting order looking thin, Bangladesh will be heavily reliant on Shakib and Mehidy to conjure up the win.

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Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma's Struggle Against Spin Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, two of the senior batters in the team, have struggled to impose their game against quality spinners of late. Much of the series will depend on how these two tackle the spin bowling.

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