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Editor’s Pick (T20): India – Bangladesh

I do not wish to say anything anymore about the debacle that was the India
– Sri Lanka match that took place yesterday. Anymore. What I mean to say
is that I have said enough @ https://goo.gl/uxoH1y
Moving on to the second match of the Nidahas
tournament. 2018. India takes
on Bangladesh. The match takes place at the
same stadium as the first – The
R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. So there
is hope that India would have learnt
from the mistakes and will do better in the
second match. It is against Bangladesh.
So there is that added pressure – status
symbol – of not losing to Bangladesh. Let’s
hope this stress does not get to them.
Shikhar Dhawan believes that the younger
players are ready to step up and play. Let
bygones be bygones now. Well nothing more
can be done about it. They can learn from
their mistakes ofcourse. But moving on is a
must.
Let’s take a look at the Indians who did
perform well to an extent. i.e. apart from
Shikhar Dhawan. Manish Pandey and Rishab
Pant connected the bat to the ball to some
extent.
Vijay Shankar did not get a chance to bet,
but he looks like he can be counted upon.
Players like Washington Sundar, M Siraj,
Deepak Hooda and Rishabh Pant along with
Vijay Shankar have proven their calibre while
playing in domestic cricket and while being
part of India A team. Their playing for India
today is a kind of recognition for their stable
performance.
It is now their turn to show what they are made
up of. Because being selected for the Indian
Cricket team is only the beginning.
The highlight of the Nidahas Trophy is new
faces with new roles. They are here to take the
centre stage.
This is the squad available for the tournament
Bangladesh - Shakib Al Hasan (c)
( He is missing the tournament thanks to injury)
Squad
Mahmudullah (c), Taskin Ahmed, Liton Das,
Ariful Haque, Mehedi Hasan, Nurul Hasan,
Abu Hider, Rubel Hossain, Tamim Iqbal,
Nazmul Islam, Abu Jayed, Imrul Kayes,
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mustafizur Rahman,
Sabbir Eahman, Soumya Sarkar
India ( Missing - Yes looks like we are missing the big guns now )
Squad
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan (VC),
Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh
Karthik (wk), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant
(wk), Axar Patel, K. L. Rahul, Suresh Raina,
Vijay
Shankar, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar,
Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat,
Stadium - R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Avg 1st inn score: 156
Avg 2nd inn score: 133
Highest Total: 205/4 (20 Ov) by WI vs Aus
Lowest Total: 80/10 (17.2 Ov) by Afg vs Eng
Highest Chased: 175/5 (18.3 Ov) by SL vs Ind
Lowest Defended: 115/6 (20 Ov) by RSA vs SL

Pitch Report
As we saw clearly yesterday, bowling first is a good idea. While the pitch report suggests lots and lots of runs; bowl first, restrict the opponent to an achievable score and then go nuts. Seven batsmen four bowlers should do the trick.
Key Players
India
Rohit Sharma ( I add this name because when
he does click, he can turn the world around)
Shikhar Dhawan
Manish Pandey
J Undkat
Y Chahal
Vijay Shankar
Washington Sundar

Bangladesh
Soumya Sarkar
Mahmudullah
Taskin Ahmed
M Rahman
Mushfiqur Rahim

What do you think?
Indu

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