India A will clash against Bangladesh A in the third and the final ODI of the series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday.
Bangladesh A drew level in the series after beating India A in the second ODI by 66 runs on Friday. And that result turned the third ODI into a final literally. The winner-takes-it-all kind of matches are always exciting and one can expect a thrilling encounter between the two young sides on Sunday.
Suresh Raina's form will be a major concern for Rahul Dravid as the former has failed in both the ODIs with his willow. The much-anticipated India-South Africa series is in the horizon and he will be a crucial member in the shorter formats of the international game. But if he continues with this sort of a form it will be hard for him to cope up with the big lads of South Africa.
On the other hand, the all-rounders have done well in the three-match ODI series so far. Gurkeerat Singh Mann and Rishi Dhawan have come in handy both with the bat and the ball. The two would be looking forward to emulate similar performances in the final ODI as well.
Mayank Agarwal, who has had an outstanding season so far, has been okay against Bangladesh A. He threw his wicket away after getting off to a good start in both the ODIs. Skipper Unmukt Chand will have to be more responsible while batting at the top of the order alongside Agarwal.
The bowling front has been doing well in the series. Karn Sharma has proven to be economical in his spells and has maintained a tight line.
Meanwhile, the momentum will be with Bangladesh A ahead of the third and final ODI of the series. Nasir Hossain has been absolutely brilliant in both the ODIs, both with the bat and the ball. He almost single-handedly won the second ODI for Bangladesh A with the help of a century and a match-winning five-wicket haul. India A will be wary of the man before the third ODI.
Rubel Hossain too picked up four wickets in the second ODI against India A on Friday. He has got a fair amount of international experience in his bag and he will be looking forward to add some more scalps to his name.
The Bangladesh A batsmen will have to be more watchful when they will come into bat in the final ODI on Sunday. Skipper Mominul Haque has had a poor series and so did the other top order batsmen. Soumya Sarkar, Anamul Haque and Sabbir Rahman will have to carry the baton against the India A bowlers if they want to win the series.
India 'A': Unmukt Chand (c), Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Kuldeep Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Karan Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, S. Aravind, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rush Kalaria, Gurkeerat Singh Mann.
Bangladesh 'A': Mominul Haque (c), Anamul Haque (wk), Rony Talukdar, , Litton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Saqlain Sajib, Shuvagata Hom, Rubel Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Al-Amin Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Jubair Hossain.
Where to follow live:
The third and final ODI between India A and Bangladesh A will not be broadcasted on any TV channel in India. The live streaming option is also not available. However, cricket fans in India and Bangladesh can follow the live scores and updates here.