A new-look India side will look to top Bangladesh in a three-match one-day international series starting with the 1st ODI in Mirpur on Sunday.
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With the big series against England looming large, the India selectors decided to give most of their key players a rest, with the likes of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, to just name a few, missing from the series.
That means Suresh Raina will lead India out for the thee-match series, with the left-hander, after being left out of the Asia Cup squad recently, desperate to get a few runs on his willow to get back into the proper first team reckoning.
The likes of Robin Uthappa, rewarded with a recall back into the India side for his brilliant form in the IPL and domestic cricket, Stuart Binny and Cheteshwar Pujara will want to cement their place in the India ODI lineup as well, while there will be opportunities for fresh faces like Kedar Jadhav, Akshar Patel and Parvez Rasool, who didn't get a game the last time he was named in an India squad, to make an impression.
Bangladesh have criticised the India selectors for resting many of their big names, but Raina believes this series will give an opportunity for some of the unheralded players to make a name for themselves and probably give themselves a chance of making the 2015 World Cup squad.
"I don't think they took the series lightly. The England tour is coming up and so few of the players are rested," Raina said. "If you look at the side, all the players have done well in the IPL and first-class cricket.
"The World Cup is coming up and you need to try a lot of players. I think it is a good opportunity for youngsters to do really well in this series and see how it goes in upcoming matches.
"I think the Bangladesh captain said we are coming with the A team. We are playing between two countries. It's really important for us to play fearless cricket. A lot of our players have done really well and I think the series is a good platform, to cement their places in the team."
For Bangladesh, this will be the perfect opportunity to overcome a woeful start to 2014, where they haven't won a single ODI and were quite poor in the World T20, which they hosted, as well.
"We lost seven one-dayers this year and in terms of body language, we were a bit poor," Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said on Saturday. "I want that authority in the field. Hopefully we can forget the defeats and start fresh tomorrow. If we can start well tomorrow and finish, the pressure will be on them.
"If we play very well, we might even win all the three games, so this is a different challenge. This is a young Indian side but they are a strong unit. All the good IPL players have come but it will not be very easy for them. T20 and ODIs are different. It will be a challenging series."
Expected lineups: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Abdur Razzak, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain.
India: Robin Uthappa, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina (capt), Ambati Rayudu, 6 Wriddhiman Saha, Akshar Patel, Amit Mishra, Vinay Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav.