Will India retain its top-class form? Or will Bangladesh take the stand and merge out victorious? It will be interesting to find out.
India is all set to square-off against Bangladesh in what is being called a “nail-biting” contest. This fixture has been a victim to many on-going controversies referring to the player’s strike in Bangladesh.
Till now, the chances of match being delayed were high but, it has been confirmed that the upcoming game is going to be played as per schedule. It is going to be interesting to see what these two teams have to offer.
Big Guns in the Arsenal for India and Bangladesh
It appears that the odds are stacked against both the teams when it comes to the squads.
Bangladesh has to let go of their start player Shakib-al-Hasan for this match, while on the other side, India is going to battle it out with Bangladesh without Virat Kohli on their side. Similarly, Tamim Iqbal will sit out for this particular event, and to lead the team, Mahmudullah is taking the wheel.
Whereas for India, Rohit Sharma is going to take the lead by carrying the same momentum they gained after 3-0 win against West Indies and 1-1 draw against South Africa in the previous T20 series.
The matches are scheduled to kick-off on November 3, 2019, at 6:30PM in Delhi at the stadium that goes by the name of Arun Jaitley Stadium.
While heading into the fixture, let’s have a look at the team forms of both the sides;
Virat Kohli will miss the series resting while MS Dhoni also remains absent. India even loses Navdeep Saini and Bhuvneshwar Kumar due to fitness reasons. Shivam Dube is rising to the occasion in the absence of Hardik Pandya.
India recently whitewashed West Indies in August but made it to the series by barely drawing with South Africa. Despite the efforts, they lost the 134/9 with 3.1 overs to spare.
The playing eleven for India include;
- Rohit Sharma (c)
- Shikhar Dhawan
- KL Rahul
- Rishabh Pant (wk)
- Shreyas Lyer
- Shivam Dube
- Krunal Pandya
- Washington Sundar
- Deepak Chahar
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Khaleel Ahmed
The news of Shakib-al-Hasan being suspended came as a shocker for the team. According to the story, he has been suspended due to the failure to provide sufficient reports regarding three corrupt approaches.
Bangladesh came into the series after facing Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. Beating Zimbabwe gave them the confidence boost they needed. Thanks to Afif Hossain’s 52 on 26 balls that were the highlight of the match.
The playing eleven for Bangladesh are going to be:
- Liton Das
- Soumya Sarkar
- Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)
- Mahmudullah (c)
- Mohammad Naim
- Sabbir Rahman
- Afif Hossain
- Mosaddek Hossain
- Shafiul Islam
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Abu Haider
India has won their last four matches out of five while Bangladesh has won only three out of five.
In the last matches played against each other, India has won all of the T20 games. So, it is fair to say that India are the favorites for this match. Bet on India to win on JeetWin BTI Sports.