PV Sports Desk : Team Tigers and Team India on level at 1-1 would appear for the series decider at Nagpur on 10 November. Bangladesh surprised India in the series opener at New Delhi beating them by 7 wickets .India bounced back at Rajkot winning by 8 wickets. This makes the series decider a very intriguing tussle.
In matters of form, fitness and experience as well as home advantage India is well ahead .But given the youthful exuberance and fearless cricket of new generation Bangladesh is expected leaving nothing unturned. If Bengal tigers can keep cool and composed a mouth watering contest is expected.
Two teams played two matches with unchanged teams. Bangladesh played without captain and star all rounder Shakib Al Hasan, champion opening batsman Tamim Iqbal and blooming all rounder Mohammad Saifuddin. India was without Virat Kohli , Jasprit Bumrah and MS Dhoni. Both teams included few young players to test their temperament with an eye to the T20 world scheduled for later part of 2020.
In smoky Indian capital visibility became poor. Players struggled to breadth freely. Bangladesh missing the services of three top players had nothing to loose. It was a milestone match being the 1000 the T20 international. For Bangladesh it was another milestone. Playing their 9 the T20 against India Bangladesh created a major surprise winning the match easily by 7 wickets. Winning the toss and electing to field all Bangladesh bowlers bowled with a purpose. Shafiul struck the first blow removing star Indian batsman captain Rohit Sharma in the very first over with a deceptive in swinger swinging late. He and Al Amin bowling on the corridor of uncertainty kept Shikhar Dhawan and Sresh Iyer guessing before young leg spinner Aminul deceived Iyer with half tracker leg spin that gripped and came a bit slow at the bat. In the meantime Dhawan never looked set and ran himself out for a misunderstanding with Pant. Aminul and Affif kept Indian middle order honest. Riad used as many as 7 bowlers. India could post 148/6 only due to some lusty hitting by Sundar and Pandya .