Bangladesh, who stunned India with a swift victory in the first T20I, will look to seal the series when they meet again on November 7 (Thursday) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association in Rajkot. The host will be desperate to save the series and take it to the third and the final game.
will be under pressure to avoid another limited-overs series defeat at home: they lost to Australia earlier in the year and drew with South Africa. In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India’s concern is their death bowling.
Shardul Thakur is another bowling option for captain Rohit Sharma, while Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey are batsmen waiting on the bench. India, though, might choose to give their playing XI a longer rope before forcing any drastic changes.
On the other hand, Bangladesh showed maturity in the last game in Delhi. They took the game to the end on a slow wicket in Delhi and reaped rewards at the end. The visitors will hope to keep up with the same job and beat India to seal their first-ever T20I series win over them.
However, to do so, the senior cricketers will have to keep up their good work especially, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah. The bowlers also did an outstanding job and will want to replicate the same.
Date and Place: India vs Bangladesh, November 7 (Thursday), at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
India have won the toss and elected to field first against Bangladesh in Rajkot.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Khaleel Ahmed, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Krunal Pandya
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Shafiul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Al-Amin Hossain, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Afif Hossain, Aminul Islam, Mohammad Naim