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India invites Tigers to bat first in Nidahas Trophy

Sun Online Desk     8th March, 2018 07:24:32 printer

India invites Tigers to bat first in Nidahas Trophy

Indian captain Rohit Sharma has invited Bangladesh captain to bat first in the second match of the tri-nation T20 international tournament Nidahas Trophy in R. Premadasa stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Thursday.

 

Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah admitted that he would have also bowled first if they had won the toss. The Tigers have six batsmen and five bowlers in their starting lineup.

 

It is the sixth T20 between these teams and India have claimed victory in each of the previous five clashes.

 

India have been victorious in six of their eight outings at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, compared to Bangladesh who have won one and lost one at this venue, both those games coming in April 2017 v Sri Lanka.

 

Bangladesh have won just one of their last 13 T20 matches overall, beating Sri Lanka by 45 runs at this venue in April 2017.

 

The young Indian side, which lost their opener against hosts Sri Lanka by five wickets on Tuesday, have gone in with an unchanged XI at the R Premadasa Stadium.

 

Bangladesh XIs: Mahmudullah (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.

 

India XIs: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik (w), Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur.

 

Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SRI), Lyndon Hannibal (SRI)

 

TV Umpire: Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI)

 

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)


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