Last night the Blue Tigers won their second game under head coach Igor Stimac by beating Bangladesh 2-0 in the joint qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup. The Men in Blue put up a dominant performance against Bangladesh by having 74% of the possession and having sixteen shots compared to Bangladesh’s four. The two goals for India came from Sunil Chhetri in the 79th and 92nd minute which gave India the three points.
Let’s have a look at the player ratings for the match between India and Bangladesh.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu – 7
Gurpreet didn’t have much to do in this game as Bangladesh had only four shots in which only two were on target. Due to which he managed to get a clean sheet in this match.
Chinglensana Singh – 8
Sana Singh was undoubtedly one of the best players on the pitch today alongside Chhetri and Brandon. He was rock-solid in the three-men defence alongside Sandesh and Bose. He was passing the ball upfront beautifully and almost scored a header from a corner.
Sandesh Jhingan – 7.5
Jhingan defended well alongside Sana Singh not allowing the Bangladeshis to get through the three-men defence of India. He played a crucial role in getting the clean sheet.
Subhasish Bose – 6.5
Bose was a bit shaky in the three-men defence alongside Sana and Jhingan. He was really sloppy and wasn’t playing as freely as the other two centre-backs.
Udanta Singh – 6
Udanta had an average game in the first half and just wasn’t contributing enough. So he was taken off and was replaced by Yasir.
Suresh Singh Wangjam – 7
Suresh looked solid in the first half but then he looked sloppy and gave away few sloppy passes, but then he managed to get back by providing an assist.
Glan Martins – 7.5
Glan had a really good game in the midfield today, he played a crucial role in the midfield guarding the defenders and intercepting passes. He also gave great passes throughout the game upfront to Brandon and others.
Brandon Fernandes – 8
Brandon had an excellent game and was undoubtedly one of the best players on the pitch today. He exploited the holes in Bangladeshi defence and gave some beautiful passes which unfortunately failed to turn into assists. He was also really good with the set pieces.
Bipin Singh – 6
Bipin looked very poor today, his touches were very poor, his passes were very poor and his overall performance wasn’t up to the mark today. Although he is a lethal crosser, there was nothing much he could do today. He was later subbed for Ashique.
Sunil Chhetri – 8.5
Although Chhetri had a poor first half and the start of the second half where he missed few chances, he rose to the occasion at the right time scoring two goals to give India the win.
Manvir Singh – 6
It was a night to forget for Manvir. He had a below-average game where he looked completely out of focus and sloppy, he couldn’t connect well with Sunil Chhetri and was later subbed off for Liston.
Mohammed Yasir – 6.5
Ashique Kuruniyan – 7
Liston Colaco – 6.5
Adil Khan – Unrated
Pranoy Halder – Unrated