India will face Bangladesh on July 2, 2019, at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Bangladesh will face a gigantic challenge against India as Bangladesh literally failed to beat them in any tournament in past few years. India has every firepower to knock Bangladesh and hurt their semi-finals hope. Here, we want to discuss the Indian stars who could hurt Bangladesh’s semi-finals hope in this World Cup.

Indian Star Players who could hurt Bangladesh’s Semi-finals dream in World Cup 2019

Bangladesh’s semi-finals hopes are hanging in balance. They are currently sitting at 6th place with 7 points from 7 matches. The equations are getting complicated for them as they have to face resurrected and another semi-final expectant Pakistan in their last match of the group stage. Suffice to say, Bangladesh is on enormous pressure ahead of the game and they must have to keep their nerve smooth in order to get victorious.

Here are the Indian stars who could smash the semi-finals hopes of Bangladesh.

  • Virat Kohli  

The Indian skipper is always the biggest threat to Bangladesh. Virat Kohli scored three centuries and three half-centuries in his 12 innings versus Bangladesh and his strike rate is 99.39 against them. It’s easy to assume he will try to score another big innings against their South Asian neighbor. Stopping Kohli will be a huge challenge for Bangladesh as their bowlers are not in the form in this tournament. If Kohli settles on the crease, alarm bells will be ringing and Bangladeshi bowlers will face undoubtedly a very difficult time.

Virat Kohli will possess the biggest challenge for Bangladesh.
  • MS Dhoni

The former captain of India could also put a big threat for Bangladesh. MS Dhoni has the nature to bring out his best during an intense moment by keeping his head cool. The veteran Indian batsman protects India’s middle order with his sheer capability. If he will settle on the pitch on the middle order, he will surely do vital damage by scoring big amounts of runs. Bangladeshi players must be cautious about him if they want to keep India’s runs in check.

MS Dhoni is the main pillar of India’s middle order and he could be unstoppable in this area.
  • Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami revived in this World Cup and showing tremendous efforts. He took four wickets against West Indies in India’s latest game and destroy Windies batting order by himself. Shami is now full of confidence and surely gonna try his best to put good performances. If he shows his version against Bangladesh he showed versus West Indies, tough time ahead for Bangladesh batsmen.

Mohammed Shami could be a big threat o Bangladeshi batsmen as he is in good form ahead of the match.

It’s true that performances of Bangladesh are pretty good in this World Cup especially their batting department deserve many appraisals. But, things could go wrong against hot favorite India who is in red hot form and also unbeaten in this tournament so far. Bangladesh’s performance in the past few years isn’t also noteworthy against them. Bangladesh is also under pressure ahead of the game due to their semi-final hope. Bangladesh has to put their best performance to beat them.