India will probably be eyeing their first T20 Worldwide collection win at residence this season after they tackle Bangladesh within the decisive third sport right here on Sunday, with the hope that their fringe gamers contribute considerably to a victory.
Within the absence of some senior gamers, together with skipper Virat Kohli, India’s main goal of the T20 collection was to establish the core of gamers for the World T20 subsequent 12 months.
Not a lot was achieved on that entrance within the first two video games barring the profitable comeback of leggie Yuzvendra Chahal, who as soon as once more proved his wicket-taking capability within the center overs.
After Chahal and Co. restricted Bangladesh to 153 for six in Rajkot, skipper Rohit Sharma blew the opposition away with a chic 85 to stage the collection 1-1.
Washington Sundar, who has been most well-liked to chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, has stored issues tight however has not been as threatening as Chahal. Pacer Khaleel Ahmed leaked runs in each the video games, growing the potential of Shardul Thakur partnering Deepak Chahar on Sunday.
Krunal Pandya, who has been a daily within the Indian T20 squad for some time, is but to select up a wicket although he has not had a lot to do with the bat.
Rohit fielded the identical staff in Delhi and Rajkot, leaving the likes of Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson and Rahul Chahar to heat the bench. If not in Nagpur, they may get a possibility within the following residence collection in opposition to the West Indies subsequent month.
Struggling to speed up
Even when the senior gamers return after this collection, India can have lots to ponder over their staff composition, particularly within the batting division the place they lack the firepower compared to groups like Australia and England.
Shreyas Iyer has seemed spectacular within the restricted time he has spent within the center whereas KL Rahul is but to make an affect, identical to rookie all-rounder Shivam Dube.
Nonetheless, it’s the not the perimeter gamers who’re going through the utmost strain, it’s the established names like opener Shikhar Dhawan and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant.
Dhawan has struggled to speed up whereas questions are additionally being raised on Pant’s work behind the stumps apart from the fixed speak over his shot choice following a botch-up stumping in Rajkot. Sunday provides each of them a super platform to silence their critics.
India are anticipated to seal the collection on Sunday however one can anticipate Bangladesh to spring one other shock like they did in Delhi regardless of the absence of their key gamers – Tamim Iqbal and the suspended Shakib Al Hasan.
They made an honest begin to their innings on Thursday in Rajkot earlier than dropping technique to find yourself with a below-par 153. Most of their batsmen have seemed in good contact and there’s little doubt that they are going to be itching to make an affect within the collection decider.
The stand out performer for them has been 20-year-old leggie Aminul Islam who has taken 4 wickets to date with out freely giving too many runs. It was not a shock that captain Mahmudullah was all reward for him after the second sport.
Nonetheless, Bangladesh pacers must do higher, particularly their premier bowler Mustafizur Rahman who has surprisingly failed to hassle the Indian batsmen.
The groups (From):
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Ok.L. Rahul, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur.
Bangladesh: Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Taijul Islam, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Mushfiqur Rahhim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Aminul Islam Biplob, Arafat Sunny, Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman and Shafiul Islam.
Match begins at 7 pm IST.