Nidahas Trophy final, India vs Bangladesh: Probable Playing XI
17 Mar 2018
India will face a fiery Bangladesh which pulled off a tense 2-wicket win against hosts Sri Lanka to make it to the Nidahas trophy final.
The second-string Indian side led by Rohit Sharma had a comfortable outing in the T20 Tri-series event sans the lone loss to Sri Lanka.
Let's look at the probable XI and form guide of both the teams.
India vs Bangladesh: Head-to-head in T20Is
India are unbeaten against Bangladesh in all the T20I matches between the two; 7 to be exact.
In terms of form guide, India have been victorious in 4 of their last 5 T20Is (WLWWW), while Bangladesh have won only 2 out of their last 5 matches (LLWLW).
Two of these three losses for Bangladesh were against India.
Of the 33 T20Is played at the R Premadasa Stadium, an equal number of matches (16) were won by teams batting or bowling first. 158 is the average first innings total. Bangladesh have recorded the highest total here, 215 against Sri Lanka.
Probable XI for both sides
India's probable XI- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.
Bangladesh probable XI - Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Islam.
While Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are still the batting mainstay, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, and Dinesh Karthik have been instrumental in having a steady middle order for India.
Washington Sundar has emerged as the find of the tournament with most wickets (7).
Bangladesh will be reliant on the likes of Mushfiqur Rahman, Tamim Iqbal, and Mustafizur Rahman to shine in the final.
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