R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
March eight, Thursday; 19:00 IST
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India and Bangladesh will renew their feisty rivalry after they conflict within the second match of Nidahas Trophy. For lengthy a David v Goliath battle, this rivalry gained a brand new life when Bangladesh beat India in a gaggle stage match of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. Whereas India have continued to dominate the face to face in Check, ODI and T20Is, the Bangla Tigers have an actual perception in themselves lately, that their neighbour will be crushed.
Mahmudullah and co. will, for sure, play with the assumption that they will begin their Nidahas Trophy marketing campaign with a victory. Within the absence of Shakib Al Hasan, they misplaced the two-match T20I collection towards Sri Lanka again dwelling in mid-February. Even with Shakib, in addition they misplaced to South Africa in a few T20Is throughout their tour of the Rainbow Nation final 12 months, leaving them on a dropping run of 4. They’re lacking their common captain right here as effectively, as a consequence of a finger damage, however the senior execs—the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, captain Mahmudullah himself, and Mustafizur Rahman— must step up if Bangladesh are to convey this dropping run to a halt and go the space on this tri-nation T20 collection and realise their potential.
India had been effectively under their greatest within the event opener towards host Sri Lanka, dropping by 5 wickets. Nevertheless, one of many standout features of the present Indian crew is their potential to bounce again from defeats virtually immediately. Although Rohit Sharma and co. are being known as second-string India, they’ve greater than a handful of match-winners who give India the sting over Bangladesh in Thursday’s encounter.
India have gained every of the 5 Twenty20 Internationals they’ve performed towards Bangladesh up to now, with the final assembly between these sides coming within the ICC World Twenty20 2016, when Bangladesh misplaced a match agonisingly by one run, having had victory of their grasp. Thursday’s match would be the first between these sides on Sri Lankan soil.
Premadasa pitch report and climate situations
As anticipated, the Premadasa Stadium pitch for Tuesday’s match was batsmen-friendly and you’ll count on its nature to stay the identical for this encounter as effectively. With it offering good tempo and bounce, count on one other high-scoring match and the crew successful the toss probably opting to bowl first.
The climate forecast is for a thunderstorm within the afternoon or night, with 24 diploma Celsius being the temperature at night time.
BAN: LLLLW (final 5 accomplished T20Is, from left to proper)
Nidahas Trophy 2nd match: India vs Bangladesh taking part in XI
Bangladesh ought to be capable to put collectively a robust and an skilled line-up towards India, with the onus on the batsmen to harness the batting-friendly situations on the Khettarama.
Attainable Bangladesh taking part in XI vs India: 1 Mahmudullah Riyad (c), 2 Soumya Sarkar, three Tamim Iqbal, four Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Sabbir Rahman, 6 Litton Das, 7 Nurul Hasan, eight Mehidy Hasan, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Rubel Hossain
India are unlikely to change their taking part in XI after Tuesday’s defeat. Shardul Thakur was costly (zero/42 in three.three overs) and Kusal Perera, particularly, took a liking to him, however this Mumbai fast-medium bowler is prone to retain his place.
Attainable India taking part in 11 vs Bangladesh: 1 Rohit Sharma (c), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, three Suresh Raina, four Manish Pandey, 5 Rishabh Pant, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Vijay Shankar, eight Washington Sundar, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal
India, as aforementioned, have an edge over Bangladesh regardless of the format and the Males in Blue beginning off with a defeat. A majority within the present Bangladesh T20 squad had been a part of that match within the ICC World T20 2016 and you’ll count on them to convey their expertise, not simply from the earlier assembly, into play on Thursday. With the pitch being good for batting and a thunderstorm forecast, toss might maintain the important thing.