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IND vs BAN, 2nd T20I: Here are the probable XIs as India look to level the series in Rajkot

After losing the first T20I at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, the Men in Blue will be looking forward to even the scores with the Bangladesh Tigers who are ahead with 1-0 lead in a three-match series at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot.

Not only Bangladesh tackled the Delhi pollution, but they also managed to give rock bottom to the psychological advantage that Team India had on them in the form of an 8-0 winning streak.


Craptacular fielding, a terrible judgment of opting DRS, and disciplined bowling were the prime mistakes that the Indian team perpetrated in the first T20I. Surely, skipper Rohit Sharma would not welcome his boys repeating similar mistakes in the upcoming game.

India could make few changes, especially in the bowling department, as Rohit himself referred to in the pre-match conference ahead of the second T20I. “Our batting looks fine and after going through the analysis of the pitch we’ll decide the best combination,” he said.


Although Rohit hasn’t mentioned that there would be any change in the bowling line up, one could see at least one difference in the team. Shardul Thakur may replace Khaleel Ahmed, who bowled the second last over of the innings in Delhi and changed the course of the match. The left-armer gave four boundaries to Mushfiqur Rahim, which took the momentum away from the hosts.

Playing XI of India:


Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Shradul Thakur.

The visitors, meanwhile, wouldn’t want to change their winning combination.


Probable XI of Bangladesh:

Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain.

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