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Jolted India take on Bangladesh tomorrow

Jolted out of their comfort zone after last Tuesday's defeat against Sri Lanka, India will hope to be back to their winning ways when they take on Bangladesh in their second outing of the cricket tri-series in Mirpur on Thursday.

cricket Updated: Jan 06, 2010 14:19 IST

Jolted out of their comfort zone after last Tuesday's defeat against Sri Lanka, India will hope to be back to their winning ways when they take on Bangladesh in their second outing of the cricket tri-series in Mirpur on Thursday.

The Indians men came here high on confidence after their Test and ODI series win over Sri Lanka but their five-wicket loss against the islanders, who were without some key players, has not only dented their pride but also shattered their hopes of becoming the top ranked one day team for the time being.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men will now have to go back to the drawing board and sort out their batting and bowling woes, besides praying that they don't end up on the receiving end of the dew factor.

The loss meant that India do not have any chance of becoming world number one in ICC ODI rankings at least till the end of the tri-series as they needed to win all their matches here to achieve the feat.

Dhoni blamed dew for their loss but his side was second best in all departments of the game against Sri Lanka. The batsmen though will have to take the blame for frittering away the chance to score 300.

In their famed line-up, only Yuvraj Singh came up with a big score which was just not enough to put any pressure on the Sri Lankans.