Bangladesh win toss, opt to bat first against India in World Cup 2023 opener
In the highly anticipated opening match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bat first against India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said that he wanted to take advantage of the early morning conditions, which are expected to be favorable for batting.
“The wicket looks good and we want to bat first and put a big score on the board,” Shakib said. “We know India are a very strong team, but we are confident that we can beat them.”
India captain Rohit Sharma said that he was not too disappointed with losing the toss.
“We would have liked to bowl first, but it is not the end of the world,” Sharma said. “We have a good bowling attack and we are confident that we can restrict Bangladesh to a low score.”
The match is expected to be a close one, with both teams in good form. Bangladesh have won their last five ODI matches, while India have won their last four.
The winner of the match will get off to a flying start in the World Cup, while the loser will be under pressure to bounce back.
Stay tuned for live updates from the match!