After being comprehensively thrashed by 79 runs in the opening match of the three-match series, India for the first time are staring at the ignominy of series defeat against the proverbial minnows of world cricket in the backdrop of some unwanted controversy that resulted in skipper Dhoni being docked 75 percent of his match fees.

The road to redemption for Indian cricketers might just be a bit more tougher than what is expected as multiple factors stand in their way of clawing back to keep the series alive by restoring parity.

The first and foremost is Bangladesh's performance of late. If anyone thought that making it to the last eight of the ICC Cricket World Cup was a fluke, they were proved completely wrong by Mashrafe Mortaza and his bunch of talented youngsters as they whipped Pakistan 3-0 at home.

The 'Tigers' once again roared as they crushed a full-strength India side fair and square in what was a lop-sided contest for the better part of the match.

The second factor which is also equally significant is skipper Dhoni --- his form has not been great for quite some time and now the tag of 'Captain Cool' has taken a dent in the recent times.

Dhoni can consider himself very lucky that his 'Level-2' offence off shoving opposition debutant Mustafizur Rahaman did not result in a two-match suspension, which would have effectively ended the series for him.

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