Despite being one of the best teams in the world right now, India has failed to defeat Bangladesh in the 1st T20.
Mushfiqur Rahim’s exceptional performance, 60 off 43 balls led Bangladesh to seven-wicket victory. His late charge against Khaleel Ahmed entirely turned the pages of the match and in the end, it was just a formality. This is the first win they have tasted after nine attempts.
On the other hand, Shafiul Islam trapped Rohit Sharma with his slight back delivery. Shreya Iyer tried to push the run rate but it was all in vain after he fell to Aminul, causing him to mistime a lofted drive.
Glimpse from the 1st T20
It was going all too smooth for India when Krunal and Washington Sundar took the wheel for 28 runs. It was 120 runs for 6 balls. Washington Sundar struck two heavy sixes while Pandya served his part by striking four and a six in the last ball of the innings.
Mahmudullah’s choice to let Shafiul and Al-Amin Hossain to encounter crucial overs ahead of Mustafizur Rahman might be questionable but his decision might have been resulted in response to left-handers in India’s line-up.
In the pre-match predictions, everyone had written off Bangladesh owing to their lack of key players but it was a surprise to see them come out on top. Their disciplined bowling and consistency helped them achieve a well-deserved win over India.
India Team News
Rohit Sharma will continue to deputize as the skipper on the team in the absence of Virat Kohli. He will be focusing on the batting lineup because of the first T20 defeat. India can only hope that middle order Rahul, Pant and Iyer can raise the tempo their game and make a difference.
Along with the batting side, they might think of making some changes in the bowlers section as well with Rahul Chahar and Shardul Thakur to arrive into the side. If they actually make this change, we could be saying Khaleel Ahmed finally getting a spot.
Bangladesh Team News
It has been a historical triumph for Bangladesh in the first match as they beat India after a long struggle of nine attempts, in this format of the game.
The players have high confidence and have built the tempo they need to continue with the economical display. Mahmudullah might use the same strategy to use eight different types of ballers for the match, to tackle India’s tough lineup.
If not for any injuring or fitness issues, it is obvious that Bangladesh will go in the 2nd T20 unchanged. They lacked opening partnership, on which they will tend to focus.
India will be energized to make a comeback with a bang after their defeat by making some adjustments in their batting lineup while Bangladesh were excellent in the previous encounter, they surely have some share of worry.
India will up their A game and Bangladesh might enter the field with a defensive mindset. All in all, it will be interesting to see what happens next! Bet on India to win on JeetWin BTI Sports.