Two centuries and a fifty from six matches counts a lot. Shikhar Dhawan will have the bragging rights when he comes out to open the innings. He has played an aggressive brand of cricket so far in the tournament. While it has failed in the rare match, when it worked, India romped home to splendid wins. While match against Bangladesh comes as a chance to go one step further, squaring off against Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won't be easy. Some bowlers have skill, some have aggression and others have precision. Mortaza has all of these and an extreme passion which makes him a cameraperson's delight. He gives it his all each time he runs in and will surely look to make full use of bounce at MCG.

He has hit a century and it was against Pakistan. However, a commanding knock from Virat Kohli is due. Coming in to bat at No. 3, Kohli's approach will depend a lot on how well the openers fare. If he has to come in early, Kohli would look to rebuild before switching gears. If he walks out after a foundation has been laid, he can effortlessly propel India's middle-over expedition. It is in the middle-overs that Shakib-al-Hasan is lethal too. While his batting is commendable, it is his slow left-arm spin that can outfox oppositions. Kohli is a good player of spin but falling into a lull against Shakib can be his undoing. Underestimating Shakib can work to his advantage and leave the Indian fans silenced.

If momentum can guarantee repeated big knocks, Suresh Raina is smashing a century against Bangladesh. After all, he rescued India from a spot of bother against Zimbabwe. Raina has not had many opportunities to showcase his batting talents this World Cup. With the top-order doing well, Raina comes in late and puts the finishing touches. Whether it is the late fireworks or early construction though, Bangladesh would know that Raina is a deadly proposition. With seven wickets and an attitude that is typical of pacers around the world, Rubel Hossain would aim to blunt Raina with his pace. He became a national hero when his four for 53 dismantled an already rickety English team. Against India, he would be banking on an encore.

M Shami has been a disciplined war horse of India's bowling campaign this World Cup. With 16 wickets, he has not only established himself as the best in his team but one of the best in the tournament. Every time he has stepped out to bowl, Shami has looked to hit the deck hard and stick to the basics. Against Mahmudullah though, expect him to punch trades through the course of the match. Mahmudullah has established himself as one of the versatile batsmen in the tournament. He has mostly batted at No 3 although he has also come lower down. The result? Tons galore regardless of batting position. With two consecutive tons, he became the only Bangladeshi batsman to have scored a century in World Cups.