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Almost everyone remembers that Bangladesh-India match. World T20, 2016, Bangladesh need two runs from three balls to knock out the hosts. Instead, a senior batsman allows his emotions to get the better of him, and India pounce to claim a heart-stopping one-run victory.

Two years later, Bangladesh players are still asked questions about this match. Have the wounds from that game healed? Will the World T20 clash play on their minds if they find themselves in a similar situation? Perhaps they have the skill, but do they possess the nerve to overcome this opponent?

It does not help that even without some of their most formidable T20 players, India appear the more confident side. Though defeated by the hosts on Tuesday, they have a powerful top order, and a promising attack - even if it is a little short on experience.

Bangladesh have the raw materials in place, but following a poor home series against Sri Lanka, they have come into this series a little bruised. Without Shakib Al Hasan in the top order, they are not producing runs as consistently as they have done over the past two years, and their bowling appears a little light - particularly as Mustafizur Rahman's efficiency has recently waned.

They do, however, have one thing this Indian side does not have - a win on Sri Lankan soil, on this trip. A comprehensive victory in their practice match in Colombo on Tuesday will have helped repair some of the damage sustained in their most-recent series. Whether that is sufficient to put them on even terms with India, remains to be seen.

 

Pitch and conditions:


A standard Khettarama pitch is expected - half decent for batting, but a little on the slow side. It is possible - but not likely - that an evening thunderstorm will blow through.

 

Team news:


Bangladesh could opt for Nurul Hasan ahead of Sabbir Rahman, while Mehidy Hasan could be picked ahead of a seamer, for his batting. Ariful Haque and Soumya Sarkar are seam-bowling options, if they opt for only two frontline pace bowlers.

Bangladesh (possible): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Liton Das, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mahmudullah (capt.), 6 Ariful Haque, 7 Nurul Hasan, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Nazmul Hossain 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

 

India may think about fielding seamer Mohammed Siraj in place of Shardul Thakur, who was expensive on Monday. Otherwise, they may remain unchanged - though it is also possible that KL Rahul could enter the top order.

India (possible): 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma (capt.), 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Manish Pandey, 5 Rishabh Pant, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Vijay Shankar, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Yuzvendra Chahal, 10 Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Mohammed Siraj

 

Stats:


Bangladesh have lost all five T20s they have played against India.

India have not lost two T20s in a row since 2016. They have played 19 completed T20s since then.

Shikhar Dhawan's 90 on Tuesday is the second-highest T20 score at Khettarama, after Luke Wright's 99 not out against Afghanistan in 2012.

 

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3 hours ago, tweaker said:

Rahul, Hooda & Siraj should play today 

Instead of who??

 

Rahul should be played for pant's place but my heart says Pant should be given another opportunity.

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3 minutes ago, Austin 3:!6 said:

India bowling first after winning the toss. Bangla is a rubbish chaser...why not bat first?

Our Bowlers are capable making anyone look like ABD or Gilchrist , so better to see their rubbish performance first

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29 minutes ago, Mosher said:

Bangla Toygers will piss their pants seeing Unadcutter

 

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Jab koso door koi gaon mein baccha rota hain, ma kehte hain soja , soja warna Unadkunt aa jaye ga, aur phir lambi khamoshi, be is a scary bowler to face , not his bowling but his face!

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